Patient Centric Digital Health Care Promises More Accessibility and Financially Competence
Health care organizations have received appreciable support from the digital disruptive environment in their quest to deliver value based care as opposed to volume based care.
Digital health care has transformed the way organizations store their patient data, exchange data on-the-go and secure sensitive data. Health care organizations differ in terms of their information storage needs, and the amount and type of data which needs to be stored. Data storage is also dependent on regulatory requirements which an organization must follow.
In this context, more and more care delivery settings realize that in order to succeed, they must view patients as central to their focus rather than as mere stakeholders.
A transition from an organization-centric to a patient-centric approach for storing and handling health data involves efforts at multiple stages, from defragmenting broken silos pf patient data to exchanging meaningful health data through Health Information Exchanges (HIE).
Accessible Health Care with Digital Technologies will Improve Care Delivery
The use of digital technologies and mobile to enable patients in helping find their practitioner and care setting has made care more accessible.
Delivering accessible care in this way can have a number of implications such as ensuring patients receive care at the most cost-effective setting and from the closest physician within their selected radius.
Improving accessibility through digital applications can also enable patients to readily access physician contact information in the event of emergency or even when an appointment is desired, greatly simplify the care delivery process.
Digital Information Sharing Will Help Health Care Organizations Achieve Financial Goals
Cost containment in health systems is the single most pressing concern ever since the Affordable Care Act came into existence. One of the main factors responsible for a consistent increase in health care costs is the way procedures are executed in health delivery settings.
First, the number of procedures performed is generally more intensive than required. Secondly, there is a marked difference between the way procedures are carried out when comparing care delivery from state to state and also between health care organizations within the same state.
Clearly, information transparency imparted through the digital health care revolution will help health care organizations execute procedures in a more prudent manner, curtail over-utilization and cut down costs to help meet financial objectives.
Delivering value based care that is customer centric will empower patients considerably. In the bargain, it will also change the way health delivery organizations will perceive and deliver quality care.