Today’s healthcare organizations continue to embrace the use of new technology – and are starting to adopt a more patient care-centric mindset – to deliver on the promise of connected healthcare. But this doesn’t come without challenges. To meet the needs of a connected healthcare enterprise and pave the way for truly connected healthcare, healthcare IT teams will need to adopt more flexible, integrated and service-oriented approaches. Once you understand some of the market driving initiatives in healthcare such as IHI’s Triple Aim or the path that telemedicine and telehealth are taking you can grasp why digital transformation has become critical and urgent to healthcare organizations. Consider the following:
Security – As healthcare organizations increasingly use digital technology to capture, store and share information, they must also implement more sophisticated safeguards to better identify and manage malicious activity to secure patient data at rest and in motion
Internet of Things (IoT) – The Internet of Things is expected to grow to $158 billion by 2022, with healthcare as the dominant sector.These can include devices—such as glucose, ECG and blood pressure monitors—along with sensor-enabled textiles and digestible sensors that can help clinicians improve patient care.
Big Data and Analytics – As more connected devices come online and new data sources—such as data from wearables and social media—gain acceptance, the use of big data analytics for population health management, personalized and precision medicine, disease detection and prevention and other healthcare initiatives becomes more urgent.
Telemedicine – As costs continue to rise and patients’ deductibles climb, (telemedicine provides not only greater savings, it can deliver greater efficiencies, too. Hard-to-reach or less-than-mobile patients, patients who require consistent monitoring and rural healthcare facilities that require expert advice can all benefit from telemedicine.
Customer Mindset - Today’s patients demand more involvement in their health and well-being, requiring healthcare organizations as a whole to adopt a more customer-driven mindset. This new customer focus also requires healthcare IT teams to integrate customers’ devices, apps and wearables into the process and ensure they have ample visibility into their healthcare.
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- A high quality, high-touch customer experience that empowers their patients to manage their own health and wellness.
- Relevant clinical and patient information at the point of care and greater use of real-time and predictive analytics that enables clinicians to provide more collaborative, evidence-based patient care.
- Secure, reliable and interoperable systems and data for more efficient management, higher service levels and lower costs CIO’s and IT are always seeking to achieve.
- Compliant and connected healthcare for greater profitability and stronger patient/customer relationships.
The 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to transform health through information and technology – all at one time, all in one place.
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 Transparency Market Research “Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024”