The COVID-19 pandemic has spurned greater demand for health information technology (IT) by demonstrating the importance of having robust medical research, health surveillance and healthcare systems capable of rapidly responding to new and developing situations, something which requires strong IT investment in big data, cybersecurity and cloud. In addition, both the pandemic and emerging technologies have led to numerous changes within the healthcare industry, such as telehealth expansion and increased use of wearables, which necessitate robust health IT solutions.
On October 18th, DLT competed at a fun and spirited “Demo Jam” contest during the Red Hat’s public sector annual meeting at Kingsmill. The demo had to be live, no longer than eight minutes and had to showcase at least one Red Hat product. We included nine Red Hat products, plus quite a few other technologies, taking a lighthearted look at the internet of things. Against stiff competition and by audience selection, we won first place! Unfortunately, the audio on any recording of the event itself was drowned out by cheers, tambourines and cow bells,