“The foundation of healthcare may remain solid, but many of the walls, floors, windows, and doors that sit on this foundation are rotting and need to be replaced,” said John Halamka and Paul Cerrato, who discuss the need for digital reconstruction.
With more patients opting for care at home, it’s imperative that health systems are able to offer remote monitoring and support, and facilitate safe transitions across the continuum, says Cynthia Davis.
The ability to provide real-time monitoring of consumers in their home environments can go a long way toward improving healthcare access and quality – as long as the right pieces are in place, according to a KLAS report.
Once an end goal has been established – which, in University Hospitals’ case, is improving patient access – sometimes the best strategy is to work backwards, said CIO Robert Eardley in this podcast interview.
Not surprisingly, telehealth and remote patient monitoring were cited as the most significant technology challenges as organizations responded to Covid-19. But while many have gotten over the hurdles with telemedicine, RPM remains a sticking point, according to KLAS.