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.“Senior Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital, United States
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?"
Smart hospitals, artificial intelligence and the internet of medical things – the topic of digital health has many buzzwords. Our thought leaders give you their insights on what is important to transform healthcare.
Why data integration is essential for delivering high-value care
Who are the leaders in digital health and what can we learn from them in times of COVID-19?
The current status of digitalization around the globe. We asked healthcare executives to rate their maturity in digitalization.
Virtual hospital ward rounds involve wider number of clinical experts and families
Two experts share their insights on the potential of virtual ward rounds before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scaling up and sustaining the digital transformation of U.S. hospitals brought about by COVID-19