In ten years’ time, there is a possibility that technology will globally transform the face of healthcare delivery. The cost of care is on the rise and many healthcare providers are looking for means of minimizing the inpatient services.
In ten years’ time, there is a possibility that technology will globally transform the face of healthcare delivery. The cost of care is on the rise and many healthcare providers are looking for means of minimizing the inpatient services. The following is a report that was developed by Deloitte US on how health care delivery and technology will be integrated to influence the patient experience globally and the future of hospital design.
Five Cases That You Can Use For the Future Digital Hospital
The future hospital is expected to be different from the health care delivery of today. Economic and demographic changes, as well as the vast evolving technologies, are expected to transform hospital care globally. There are inpatient care services that are being offered at homes and in facilities for outpatients at the moment. However, very ill patients and those who have complex issues will need parallel inpatient services.
In some countries, there is an increase in bed demand as well as aging infrastructure in others. Governments and hospital executives should think how they can optimize the settings of both outpatient and inpatient services by integrating the digital technologies and create a health system that doesn’t have walls.
To predict what the future of the hospital services will look like in the future, Deloitte CHS did a simulation on crowdsourcing with thirty-three professions all over the globe. The people who took part in this simulation were futurists, physicians, healthcare CXOs, technologists, nurse leaders, and public policy leaders. They were given the role of coming up with certain cases that will be used to design the digital hospitals across the world in ten years’ time (ten years is a period of time that will give hospital boards and leaders enough time to prepare).
Crowdsourcing Team developed Five Categories Of Use Cases
1. Redefined Care Delivery
The upcoming features will include digital centers that are centralized to help in decision making, hospitals will be controlled using air traffic, use of relatively small and portable devices, continuous clinical monitoring something that will be acute-care hospitals characteristic.
2. Patients Will Have A Digital Experience
Both artificial intelligence and digital technologies will impact by enabling seamless processes and on-demand interaction in improving the patient experience.
3. Talent Development
AI and robotic process automation will allow care providers to have more time while giving care and little time while documenting it.
4. Efficient Operations
Digital automation, supply chains, next-generation interoperability, and automation can drive back-office and operations management efficiencies.
5. Well-being And Healing Designs
The staff members and the patient’s well-being will be of importance if an emphasis is put on the experience and environment in healing for the future hospital designs.
A big percentage of the use cases that were mentioned by the crowdsourcing stimulation team are in use. Governments and hospitals should plan on how they will integrate this technology into the new facilities that need human expertise hands-on.
Technology will be the building block from where the future hospital care aspects will rely on. However, care provision, especially for patients with complex procedures and cases, will need human expertise hands-on.
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To do this will require a lot of investments with premises, people, processes, and technology to build the future digital hospital. These investments are likely to be upfront. In simple terms, leadership will not affect the returns on the above-stated investments immediately. In long run terms, on the other hand, digital technologies will be key in creating operational efficiencies, improving care delivery, staff and patient experience enhancement. The result of this will be higher patient’s satisfaction, high-quality hospital services delivery as well as operational efficiencies improvement.
Below are core enterprise elements digital strategies that can help you to get started with your push for future digital hospital
1. Digital Transformation Culture
Senior management should understand how important the digital future is and make efforts to implement this at levels in an organization.
2. Use Technology That Can Communicate
Implementing digital technology is quite complex. Putting together separate devices, technologies, and devices to communicate to each other is very critical to achieve digital implementation success.
3. Play The Long Game
Due to the evolvement of these technologies, scalability, and flexibility can be critical during implementation. The team involved in planning must ensure that the project leaves space for replacing, modifying, and adding technology.
4. Focus Data
Productivity, scalability, flexibility, and interoperability of data are very important and therefore during implementation the digital design should be built on a firm foundation for storing, capturing, analyzing and securing the data.
5. Prepare For Talent 2.0
Exponential technologies investment by hospitals should be geared towards providing their staffs with a chance that they can use to come up with corresponding strategies for digital implementation.