This post is taken from an article by Robin L. Rose, MBA VP, Healthcare Resource Group, HealthStream, where she looks ahead at the coming year, with an eye to big picture trends that could have a significant impact on how we provide and experience care.
Digital healthcare organizations are emerging.
These are just a few of the challenges healthcare organizations are tackling as they increasingly move from paper and manual processes to being a truly digital organization. One analyst explains, “When thinking digital transformation, I find it useful to define what it is not. It isn’t just about automation of processes or jobs, or even new technology. It’s much bigger and more fundamental than that. Digital transformation requires rethinking business processes. It’s about using digital technologies and data to put the customer at the center of your business. To succeed in digital transformation, look at your company’s ecosystem and determine ways you can drive more value for the customer” (Gupta, 2018).
Big Digital Initiatives to Look for
So, what digital initiatives are IT leaders targeting as we move into 2019? In a recent survey by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and AVIA, a national network of health systems working together to solve pressing challenges with digital solutions, some 75 percent of hospital executives reported that digital innovation will be a priority in their organizations (Van Wagenen, 2017). Together, the AHA and AVIA have laid out five priorities for digital innovation in the U.S. (Van Wagenen, 2017):
Additional Healthcare Trends to Watch
Other trends identified in this full article include:
Gupta, Mayur, “Digital transformation in health care: 5 areas of immediate growth,” Vision Critical, accessed Oct. 21, 2018, https://www.visioncritical.com/digital-transformation-health-care/
Van Wagenen, Juliet, “The Top 5 Digital Innovations Transforming Healthcare Organizations,” Health Tech Magazine, Dec. 11, 2017, https://healthtechmagazine.net/article/2017/12/top-5-digital-priorities-healthcare-organizations
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