The healthcare industry is in the process of rapid adoption of electronic health record systems, but these systems may be an impediment when it comes to data reporting and analysis. The industry is collecting more data than ever before; data is also being used more widely to provide each patient with the best possible quality of care.
As healthcare providers look for ways of working in new normal, there are some key factors that shape the decision-making process:
- Patient care improvement
- Reducing costs
The vast majority of the world’s health systems are not using their data and AI to the full extent to make helpful predictions that inform decision making and improve clinical support. The challenge is in finding common, replicable use cases. The data often comes from a variety of heterogeneous sources; the quality and cleanliness of the aggregated data is crucial in building meaningful analytics. Healthcare organizations often lack the necessary skills, resources, and expertise to create a robust data governance structure around their data sources.
Adopting AI in Healthcare
AI is undoubtedly changing the healthcare industry, making it more efficient and driving better outcomes for patients. Adopting AI in healthcare does not mean removing people from the equation, but rather fully leveraging data to drive informed business and clinical support. AI synthesizes the data, giving healthcare providers more resources for patient care; it also saves time on data analysis. As a result, healthcare professionals gain unprecedented insights into diagnostics, care processes, treatment variability, and patient outcomes.
The Impact of COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare providers have turned to technology. According to latest researches 33% of healthcare workers globally said that new systems or technology have been introduced by their employer during the pandemic.
At the same time, just 22% of healthcare workers said their technology systems were prepared to manage any situation related to COVID-19, and 73% agree that their employer needs to invest in new or better technology to prepare for any future health crises.
Address the new norm in Healthcare Digitalization today
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We have developed delivery methodologies that are tailored to address specific business processes and workflows for our clients – Healthcare institutions and companies.