Remote First Care Everywhere

The #1 Accelerator of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation: Remote first; Care everywhere (Part 2 of Blog Series)

This is PART 2 of Mimi’s 5-Part Blog Series on “The 4 Top Accelerators of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation” 

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Continuing my summary of Becker’s Health IT Report on “20 bold predictions for health IT in the next 5 years,”

the most frequently mentioned predictions were about how telehealth will change our healthcare world

For example, Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (in New Jersey), wrote: “Telehealth will allow stable patients to hospital at home, and those with chronic ailments to be monitored at a distance. Wearable and mobile technology like smartphones, watches and voice-activated home devices will become common healthcare tools, monitoring symptoms, analyzing results and even alerting user and health care providers of oncoming illness. A patient will receive instructions to their phone or watch to make an appointment or perhaps to head to the emergency department.”

AND Eric Yabnlonka, CIO and Associate Dean of Technology and Digital Solutions at Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine, noted that wearables, combined with other biomedical devices, machine learning and artificial intelligence, “will continue to transform clinical research, treatment protocols and increase the virtual care capabilities of health providers, challenging traditional healthcare organizations to “compete with emerging retail and virtual providers in ways we have not experienced before.”

“This access to care everywhere will drive new partnerships among companies that don’t currently exist”…

…according to David Nash, MD, Founding Dean Emeritus of Jefferson College of Population Health (in Pennsylvania), “for example, genetic analysis companies and care delivery platforms will come together to remove friction and make care even more seamless and cost-effective.” Further, “There will be no distinction between in-person and virtual visits; instead, it will be access to appropriate care delivered by the right provider in the right care setting at the right time.” Dr. Nash also predicts:

“We’ll reach the point where calling it ‘digital’ health will fade from our day-to-day vernacular – do you call banking ‘ebanking?’” 

 

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