The benefits of e-commerce are obvious, what’s not as clear is the fact that the transformation from brick and mortar can be downright rocky, says CIO John Halamka.
The realignment of incentives has enabled the industry to stop focusing on episodic care and start looking at patient care in a much more holistic way, and that’s a huge step forward, says Tina Esposito.
As care is increasingly delivered in outpatient environments, there’s a growing need for facilities that leverage technology and building design to enable a smooth healing process, says Daniel Barchi.
When it comes to preferred communication channels, the evolution was a quick one. Physician adoption of mobile health will take longer, but there are interesting parallels, says Dr. Joe Kvedar of Connected Health.