It’s no longer a “snapshot” world. Through the rapid advancement of wearables and IoT, providers now have access to “constant monitoring,” which offers benefits in providing a more accurate care picture, but also comes with challenges.
If healthcare IT leaders aren’t thinking about things like adopting WaaS (Wearables as a Service) and incorporating chatbots in new ways, you’re not properly preparing your organization for the future, says CIO David Chou.
Sometimes innovation doesn’t have to involve machine learning, Hadoop, or any other buzzwords, says CIO Jake Dorst, who believes the focus should be on solving problems in a practical way.
The biggest challenge health systems face with population health? It’s not always the technical aspect, but the cultural change required, says CIO Robin Sarkar.
Health IT is not a one-size-fits-all industry, and so there’s no need for a one-size-fits-all CIO, says Marc Chasin, who talks about the two types of leaders he believes we’ll see going forward.
When it comes to mobile adoption, both patients and clinicians have come a long way. But don’t be fooled by the numbers – we still have a long way to go, says Dr. Joe Kvedar of Connected Health.
After spending three jam-packed days monitoring the biggest trends in health IT at the biggest industry event, CIO John Halamka feels optimistic about the future – but has concerns about the present.
Wearables offer enormous potential for improving outcomes, but obstacles exist that can prevent the critical step of integration with the EHR, says CIO Brian Thomas.
Over the years, Dr. Joseph Kvedar has seen many predictions come to fruition, but even he didn’t foresee a retail pharmacy chain and a payer breaking new ground in leveraging wearables to improve outcomes.
Through their ability to improve the consumer experience and help better manage health, wearables represent a critical transformation, says CIO Brian Thomas, and it’s just the beginning.