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.
Today's tech-savvy patients are using smartphone apps to access their medical records, view lab results, and scheduling doctor's appointments. There is an ever-increasing onslaught of users on such apps. Therefore, several healthcare providers are turning to data analytics in the cloud to better manage activity on patient-side apps.
Healthcare platforms are under constant threat from cyberattacks, putting patient safety at risk. This is why C-suite stakeholders, Chief Information Officers (CIO), and senior leaders of healthcare outfits need to stop viewing cybersecurity as a purely technical issue. Patient information security, enterprise integrity, and strategic priorities are all reliant on cybersecurity.
There has been a steep rise in the demand for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) apps and platforms that ensure smooth patient hand-off. The transitioning of patient care from the prehospital team to the Emergency Department (ED) doctors and nurses is the most pivotal aspect of these platforms.
The COVID-19 crisis made the healthcare system realize the importance of mHealth like never before. It has enabled seamless communication between the patient and the provider, despite the distance. It allows for 24/7 management of patient's health data, offering the ability to personalize healthcare per patient.
Healthcare organizations looking to optimize patient outcomes are increasingly adopting Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software. In fact, EMR is now virtually an integral part of healthcare and a widely agreed-upon standard. Taking full advantage of this technology requires proper EMR integrations with third-party ancillary platforms and systems.
The accelerated adoption of digital solutions in the healthcare industry has resulted in satisfaction, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness in the care system. PHI maintenance over the care continuum, improved patient engagement, streamlined administrative operations, better claim management, early disease diagnosis are some of the advantages that healthcare digitization brings along.