Healthcare firms forecast to invest in big data, AI in 3 years – Infosys

Global software giant Infosys said cybersecurity, big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top technologies employed by healthcare and life sciences firms across the world. According to the healthcare companies surveyed, investing in technologies like Big Data analytics for predicting risk and onset of health problems and remote hospital-like care delivery were some of the most reported trends for the next three years. The survey covered companies from seven countries around the world, although, aside from India, Infosys did not name the other countries and firms that took part in it. By 2019, USD75bn will be spent worldwide on IT related to the remote delivery of healthcare through video conferencing, mobile, e-mail, etc, according to Infosys.