Jeremy Wall, Director at Stax, writes in Healthcare Informatics, on how the cyber threat environment should create significant opportunity for managed security service providers (MSSPs) and security providers willing to take the plunge into the complicated world of healthcare.
While this framework requires sophisticated analytics and data integration, it really is an exercise in common sense: better allocating efforts and resources by boiling data down to practical information. Our experience suggests that by using this framework, it is possible to get that all-important head start and the results quickly pay for themselves.
The flow of patients across borders in pursuit of health and wellness is an age-old phenomenon. From the ancient Greeks who journeyed to Epidauria seeking the healing deity Asclepius to modern healthcare consumers with their calibrated itineraries combining both medical treatment and leisure, medical tourism has been a feature of the ages. The industry has, however, gained special traction in the 21st century. Today, ever increasing numbers travel internationally for medical treatment, driven by the promise of quality care at an affordable price.
Historically, per capita healthcare spend by Asian countries has been minuscule compared to that of mega-spenders like the U.S. or Norway. However, with an aging population, rising affluence, and demand for better health services in Asia, healthcare expenditure growth in the APAC region is set to outstrip North America’s.