During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen intense pressure on the healthcare management sphere. The chaos that the pandemic brought resulted in many challenges for the healthcare system. Therefore, healthcare providers had no choice but to adjust their methods. Instead of in-person services, remote healthcare delivery was adopted to avoid transmission.
With healthcare organizations (HCOs) shifting toward patient-centered care, it is important to consider and measure the factors that impact or influence the quality of care. That is why, HCOs value patient satisfaction, as much as they value patient safety and clinical workflow improvements.
A majority of healthcare data today, about 80% of it, happens to be unstructured. Most sources used for aggregating Electronic Health Records (EHR) require a considerable amount of pre-processing because most of them are not machine-readable. Natural Language Processing (NLP) and various Machine Learning (ML) techniques can, however, unlock all the potential enmeshed in unstructured data.
When it comes to seeking app-based medical solutions, physical health is often given precedence over cognitive or mental health. However, millions of people suffer silently from unseen, yet debilitating effects of mental illnesses. That is the pain area that the creators of the research-backed mental wellness app Wysa have chosen to address.
Value-based care is the new normal in the healthcare industry.
Healthcare stakeholders- patients, providers, payers, and suppliers are realizing the benefits of value-based care, and adopting it has become their major goal.
Innovative medical interventions that are new to the healthcare industry need to be evaluated through clinical trials before they are rolled out for real-time implementation. The field of clinical trials is going through a paradigm shift with digitalization. And electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) systems are a clinical trial documentation necessity for digitalization.
Experiencing the ill effects of the pandemic, the healthcare industry encountered a lot of changes. Transitioning with the industry was the way patients were engaged. Healthcare professionals wanted to have a more meaningful and optimal method to onboard patients in their healthcare journey. The focus today is on patient engagement. Why you might ask?
The healthcare industry is on a constant lookout for digital solutions to conduct the financial, administrative, and clinical operations of a hospital. These days, these are largely carried out by means of a set of informatics tools, collectively known as Hospital Information Systems (HIS). In addition to a patient's health information, inventory and personnel data are also stored, managed, and transmitted across a HIS.
The global public health crisis due to COVID-19 has exposed healthcare workers, especially physicians to physical and mental exhaustion. This state, called burnout, has a pervasive negative effect on all aspects of medical care, which also includes the career satisfaction of healthcare professionals.
Every new technological innovation in any industry is dependent on the availability of infrastructure to support said innovation. For instance, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) could not have been a reality without the requisite facilitation of storage and performance-enhancing tools. Solutions implementing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is one such requirement for innovations in healthcare.