State-of-the-art digital communications, long standard in other sectors, have yet to see wide-scale adoption in the healthcare sector. This can make communications complex for hospital staff and others in the health service industry. The IT systems, which have often evolved over time, can be heterogeneous. Instead of end-to-end digital processes, paper-based processes may still prevail, entailing significant coordination and communication effort and wasting both time and money for everyone.
In addition to data and information security, cybersecurity and the requirements of the revised Federal Data Protection Act (revFADP) also present significant challenges. The existing IT landscape needs to be modernised and networked, which will require considerable investment. An important factor in successfully overcoming these challenges and turning them into opportunities is the choice of IT strategy. This is where Digital Health Consulting from Swisscom comes in.