Healthcare always gets a lot of attention since it has a direct impact on our personal life style and wellbeing. Present times are no different. However, much of the discussion is usually about the availability of healthcare to various demographic slices of the community and its associated funding model over time. You don't hear much about the need to improve the overall patient experience across the service provider eco-system, which includes the physician’s office, offsite ancillary services, the home, the mobile device with the hospital at its nerve center. Baldur Johnsen, Director of Global Business Development and Alliances, Applications and Business Services, HP Enterprise Services will be addressing these very issues in a 6-part webinar series (see Page 9 of the article) where he provided more details on current trends driving the transformation of healthcare management.
I was reading the recent edition of HP Industry Edge Health and Life Sciences edition with great interest. On Page 10, you will see how key innovations from HP Labs have been applied in the Healthcare industry to improve overall patient experience at hospitals. As I read this article by Jaap Suermondt, Lab Director, Services and Solutions Research Lab, Director of Healthcare Research, HP Labs, I slowly began to digest the practical significance of these innovations. It lead me to visualize how a day in the life of a patient at a hospital could be thanks to these innovations.