The topic of healthcare has been a sensitive one and it is in the limelight again in the current times as people are actively involved in providing healthcare benefits to every person sans their financial status. From the struggle of saving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in the U.S. from repealing to providing basic healthcare to the poverty-ridden people in the third world countries through the U.N. aid, healthcare has always held a prominent place in people's lives as well as politics.
The healthcare industry has been expanding rapidly all over the world as the impending need for healthcare facilities has increased drastically over the last couple of decades, some of the reasons for the same being increased life expectancy and rising number of old-age population. This has increased the pressure on the hospitals to maintain the data related to the patients in an efficient way, which is critical to their functioning. The demand for high acuity information systems has witnessed a steep rise in the recent years due to an escalating patient volume in Emergency Department (ED), Operating Rooms (OR) and Intensive/Critical Care Units (I/CCU).