Advancements of Healthcare Technologies: Paradigm Towards Smart Healthcare Systems

  • Swati SikdarEmail author
  • Sayanti Guha
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1124)


The practical application and amalgamation of different knowledge for improving, maintaining and sustaining the health of mankind is known as healthcare technology. Quality of individuals’ life depends on the advancements of the engineering applications to the healthcare technologies which has a major significance in economic, scientific and societal terms. All health economies are facing challenges worldwide in composing an effective and economical system that is fully sufficient for the financial, clinical and ancillary needs in healthcare. Owing to this critical challenge, it is sometimes unsatisfactory and unsustainable and needs more attention. Over the last few decades, the life expectancy has increased significantly, so major area of concern is the elderly people. They often need assistance due to difficulties in mobility, dementia or other health problems. In such cases, an autonomous modern advanced healthcare supporting system is helpful in these cases. The emergent technologies, like sensor technology, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, PACs and so on, have helped the researchers and healthcare professionals to design and develop efficient, innovative, state-of-the-art solutions in healthcare services that yield profound results for clinicians and their patients as well as for health economies. Thus it can be said that the most agile and forward-thinking advanced engineering application is significant due to its valuable implications, including higher quality and lower cost of services, reliable preventive care and can revolutionize the way in which quality healthcare is delivered and in turn can transform the society. This chapter demonstrates the most commonly available advanced engineering technologies and their applications and critical challenges in healthcare.


Advanced engineering application Sensors PACs Artificial intelligence Internet of things Healthcare information systems Healthcare technologies Big data 


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  1. 1.JIS College of EngineeringKalyaniIndia

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