We believe healthcare will be digital. But unstructured data and a lack of analytical capability keep providers from unlocking the full potential of their organizations. By managing data as a strategic asset, providers will gain unprecedented insight into clinical and non-clinical processes. They will be able to leverage powerful analytical tools, including AI technologies, to improve decision making. Digital technologies will bring patients and care teams closer together. A cultural shift to a digital mindset, coupled with new technology, will enable development of a continuously improving learning health system.
Ultimately, digitalizing healthcare enables providers to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. To make this possible four steps are critical:
“I absolutely think that organizations need to embrace digital. There is no way around it. An organization that is not embracing digital is going to not be around very much longer.“
"When you embrace this digitalization and transforming your business to the 21st century in the digital age, you have to actually think about it with safety first, and security and resilience at its core."
"And then, perhaps, we will expand our thinking from disease care into healthcare. And we will not talk about patient-centric prevention, but about person-centric prevention. And when disease happens, we have all the information context to take the right decisions."
"Medicine today has a problem with processes and structures, not with knowledge. We have the knowledge, but we don’t draw on it enough. And yet it could help us take medicine a big leap ahead."
Healthcare delivery has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and digitalization has become a key component transforming the healthcare landscape.
Read up about the status of healthcare digitalization around the globe in Insights Series issue 16 "Who are the leaders in digital health and what can we learn from them in times of COVID-19?"
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