Healthcare systems are on the front lines of tackling health disparity. They serve critical roles in facilitating care and offering products to access care. All patients should have equal access to wellness, according to health equity. Patient health is fundamentally influenced by the standard of care, disease management, and genetics. Stakeholders must understand that patient health encompasses much more than just medical treatments. This is particularly true as value-based patient care gains traction as health equity emerges.
With different degrees of success, healthcare institutions are increasingly prioritizing health equity on a strategic level.
However, factors outside of an individual’s control such as lack of resources and discrimination can prevent them from achieving their best health. Thus, affecting the overall health equity. Various healthcare companies are working toward health equity in a way to correct or challenge these factors. Pandemic has made us realize that it requires adaptive changes from the community, healthcare organizations, and governments for better health outcomes.
Technology will continue to influence how digital health will advance patient care and improve healthcare equity in the future.
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Healthcare Compliances and Interoperability
The Health IT Industry has seen rapid development in the space of Digital Innovations. Numerous business problems have been solved by Tech Transformation, but if holistically seen it is more like a decentralized solution. The ability of interoperability and standard healthcare compliances adds a great value to the entire ecosystem for moving the data sets from single/multiple medical devices to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to better interpret the patient’s condition in a safe and effective way enabling smarter care. This makes the data useable to the receiving system through known and consistent units, formatting, and timing. The major aim is to help payers and providers with techniques and ideas for information exchange that contribute to improved clinical, quality, and cost outcomes. More specifically, it seeks to make it easier to create reference implementations of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR)-oriented solutions to information exchange challenges in value-based care.
Personalized Care with Enhanced Digital Experience
The Electronic Health Records (EHR) now make a wealth of medical information available, allowing healthcare data analytics, clinical treatment simulations, and forecasting to be done with historical and current health data. Various use cases for deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions are unexplored in healthcare and in the future will indeed have great value. Once we can collect and organize good-quality data across the spectrum, we can start looking for relevant new health information, patterns, and how patients fit together.
Digital innovations have improved several patient journey activities, including doctor or specialist appointments, consultations, and mail-order pharmacies, among others. Healthcare organizations work to improve the digital experiences of patients, doctors, and other care team members. Regulation and Clarity in Payments are crucial for the wider adoption of Telehealth. This is the journey of Patient Care Delivery to Personalized Care. Improved Experience can impact the business, patients, and staff in profound ways. Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring will drive the next phase of Healthcare Transformation for better care, better prevention, better engagement, and overall loyalty.
Digital Commerce in Healthcare
Exponential growth has been observed in the adoption and implementation of Digital Commerce practices for healthcare customers. Accelerators include evolving healthcare practices, advanced diagnostics services and medical supplies, increased internet penetration and use of mobile/web apps, and the growing relevance of assessing clinical decision-making and treatment paths. The e-commerce market is still expanding rapidly. By now, the global turnover of the business-to-customer (B2C) sector is about 2.3 billion US dollars, while the e-commerce market in business-to-business (B2B) generates over 7.7 billion US dollars. Healthcare Expenditure account is about one-seventh of the US Economy.
Healthcare is evolving continuously, and those who fully focus on change will be successful market leaders. Modern patient care delivery practices have evolved to put the needs of people at the forefront.
The importance of emphasizing and showing patient success and experience cannot be overstated for perfect healthcare. Positive patient experiences have always been attributed to motivating doctors and the entire medical staff, both clinical and non-clinical. This forces the design and execution of technological transformations to be health outcome-focused. Engagement of both groups will result in increased productivity and associated cost savings, fewer visits, more positive outcomes, and greater patient-provider relationships.
In short, good health is certainly determined by the quality of care delivered by healthcare organizations.