In some of my recent posts, I’ve been talking about healthcare transformation and how the concept of a Digital Hospital can enable more patient-centric care. As discussed in a recent ezine article by Jared Walker titled Constructing a hospital integration engine that’s right for you, technology is critical to transforming care and improving efficiencies indelivery quality care.
I talked a few weeks ago about the concept of Digital Hospital and how it enables patient-centric healthcare. As Ray Giles discusses in his ezine article titled Envisioning a better patient experience, the ultimate goal is to drive improvement in both the quality of patient care and in the overall patient experience.
There’s a fun “feature” in the latest issue of the HP Industry Edge: Health and Life Sciences Digital Hospital Special Edition that takes you through an emergency room experience for a lady named Tina and an urgent care clinic experiencefor a man names Henri.
Both events are timed and show healthcare through the digital hospital experience, complete with electronic health records (EHRs), video consults with experts and automatic mobile alerts to keep the doctor’s informed.
What does patient-centric healthcare mean to you? The stresses on today’s healthcare system are numerous. Examples that come to mind for me are the aging population of baby boomers and the pressure of daily life that allows no time to focus on maintaining good health. Today, 75% of healthcare expenditures go toward “sick care” rather than overall health management. Could the Digital Hospital be the solution to improving overall healthcare?
By Harry Kim, Senior Director, Worldwide Health & Life Sciences, HP
Aging population, technology expectations, medical advances, consumer empowerment, changing workforce, and reform policies are amplifying the pressure to transform an already stressed healthcare system. Read more to find out how intelligent workflows can transform the way health services are managed.
“The hospital is altogether the most complex human organization ever devised.”– Peter Drucker