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How digital transformation is a game changer for a Healthcare Industry

Orchestrating digital ecosystems in the healthcare industry

The digital world has undoubtedly changed the dynamics of health services.  With the healthcare industry poised to spend much more on smarter innovations using IoT devices, sensing technology and big data analytics, they are set to propel the healthcare industry into the future with full throttle. Just like various other industries, the healthcare industry is driven by the need for better customer experience and digital healthcare trends.

Nations across the world are time and time again engaged in the process of propagating digital innovation in healthcare services in their respective countries in order to achieve greater life expectancy. Developing a compulsive healthcare digital strategy has indeed become the new mantra of the healthcare sector.

Therefore it can be established that there are limitless opportunities for implementation of digital technology in healthcare and there is no inadequacy of any hindrances of any sort. We have seen the transformation from surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” and it is only going to revolutionize the patient care in new and stimulating ways. Clearly, there is value in both human and financial in bringing new technology to the healthcare market. The following are just a few ways how.

1.Telemedicine

This is one of the contributing factors in this industry which offers both patients and healthcare providers receptiveness and accessibility. Telemedicine allows the providers to reach out to their patients irrespective of their geographic location. If there are an internet connection and smartphone then even patients in remote areas can receive the highest quality of care. it also saves both time and money. Patients need not wait to schedule their days for routine follow-up visits and long office waits, Instead, they can get into a conference call to get the prescription update or the check-up they need.

2. Mobility And Cloud Access

The reason why mobility and cloud access have been such a tremendous help in increasing accessibility for patients and doctors alike is that it saves a lot of time. It is stated that 80% of doctors use smartphones and medical apps to reach out to their patients and to access information on drugs on a regular basis. Paper charts and file rooms are now a thing of the past. All hospitals, insurance companies, and doctor’s offices are now storing patient medical records and other important information in the cloud. Even the patients are able to access test results online 24/7.

3. Wearables And IoT

If a layman can manage his own well-being without setting foot in a doctor’s office then this means that we have certainly evolved from a period when we had to wait for hours sometimes days to get results of clinical tests. Now we have mobile devices that can perform ECGs, DIY blood tests, or serve as a thermometer. All this can be achieved by sitting in the comfort of your homes. Results can be transmitted to the doctors in real-time. These details, when people enter these details on a regular basis then they can help predict their own risk for heart disease and other illnesses, ultimately saving their own lives and that of their loved ones.

4. AI and Big Data

Big data can be gathered to measure customer satisfaction and maintain databases of all patients-both past and present. it can be also used to automatically identify risk factors and recommend preventative treatment. Healthcare providers are now accessible to their patients with the rise of the Internet of (Medical) Things (IoMT), mobile and wearable devices. This creates a cohesive medical report accessible anywhere by the healthcare provider. AI and Big data can be synced and pooled together to study and predict health care trends in different cultures and countries and work amicably to cure diseases.

5. Consumer Empowerment

In conclusion, it can be summed up and said that all of the above has led to a new trend in healthcare. We are talking about patient empowerment. While healthcare has always been associated with high costs and long waits, on the contrary patients are now in the driver’s seat, with better access to higher-quality doctors, and overall higher satisfaction rates. Digital transformation has given a new perspective on the way we look at healthcare and easy access to the digital landscape.

 

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