The first step toward becoming a digital-centric organization? Creating a roadmap detailing “how we’re going to enable consumers to drive their own healthcare, improve access, and provide ease and convenience,” says CIO William Walders.
As the consumer and medical industries start to come together, there’s an enormous opportunity to look at the different types of data, how they can be used, and the value they can bring, says Rachel Duncombe of KLAS.
As digital technologies become more pervasive, patients won’t just want to easily access visit notes; they’ll expect it, says KLAS’ Mike Davis, who breaks down the different approaches used to share data from healthcare encounters.
When it comes to selecting a patient engagement solution, healthcare organizations shouldn’t necessarily look to large vendors, says Mike Davis, but rather, tools that “provide assistance and guidance through all phases of care,” and are user-friendly.
Although hospitalists can provide a high level of care, there’s one area in which they fall short: having a deep knowledge of the patient, says Dr. Craig Joseph. In this piece, he discusses how health IT might help close the gap.