Willingness to adopt the technology is definitely a factor as well. I think we suffer from some of the same issues in the US. Among other factors, any time the technology makes trasnfer of personal information easier, there are privacy and security concerns.
Eldredge, I personal think you are right, but what about people attitude to use technology? Editorial from Anna inspires scenarios absolutely interesting, but are we really convinced people working in the healthcare sector are ready to move on their usual job toward technology adoption?
The technology certainly exists to resolve the system iteroperability issue, however it may be more cost effective in the long run ti upgrade everyone to compatible systems rather than create IT solutions for all of the interoperability issues.
Thanks for the post Anna. IT and electronic industry coming fastly in the healthcare domain. The real barrier is to advertise the healthcare products so that it will reach each corner of the globe. This will improve e-health programs where patients will get remote treatments.
Interesting post, Anna. What do you think are the most significant barriers companies will face when they enter the Central European market to sell IT-based services in healthcare? I think the major problem will be the difference in the medical processes in the region and the systems will have to be redesigned to cater to these processes. Also, training and educating the end-users will be critical to ensure that the systems are able to run successfully.
I have really appreciated your editorial Anna, including posts delivered inside the community. You have shown, in my opinion, the real picture: in Central/Eastern Europe, IT opportunities are ramping. Not to say it is an easy market to gain, but aligned to your picture, we couldn't forget important players as Google, have launched their business for example in Romania, at the end of past year, because of biz opportunities in those regions.
Well, I am aligned to your thoughts. I am convinced IT operations and support could be located abroad and to follow specific needs in a region, it is enough to staff quite small teams very focused on customers and holding their culture, mindset.
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