Digital Hospitals: The Future of Acute Care
BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ARE BUILDING A NEW HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE
Advances in digital health are changing the medical landscape. By embracing digital transformations, hospitals are able to grant providers access to real-time patient records coupled population health data enhanced by artificial intelligence offering greater insights for improved patient outcomes. With the advancement of wearables and other remote diagnostic and monitoring devices, patients can receive quality care anywhere a connection to the cloud exists.
Healthcare providers now have a whole host of tools and resources at their fingertips to access real-time data, monitor patients remotely and make better care decisions. This access to better data frees the patient from the physical restraints of the hospital environment. This lessens the dependence on admitting patients into large hospitals for extended stays at exorbitant costs to both payers and patients.
The adoption of digital transformations will be reflected in a new healthcare landscape. By removing the need for a patient and provider to be in the same location, new care options will be available to service the patient’s needs wherever and whenever they arise. The result will be more patients receiving treatments locally in out-patient or home environments. Patients will have more control over their personal data and play a greater role in care decisions. This, in turn, will lead to greater care outcomes, enhanced operational efficiencies, and the reduction of overall costs.
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