Despite the dramatic rise in virtual visits during the height of the Covid-19, the market for telehealth solutions is still immature and carries a high risk. However, vendors have an opportunity to improve their offerings, according to KLAS.
As hospitals became inundated with patients during the early stages of Covid, the majority of vendors showed they were willing to put people before providers, and provided much-needed support, according to a recent KLAS report.
Patient-focused care is no longer just a platitude; it’s a platform that will ensure long-term viability for providers who can successfully implement primary care models, says Mike Davis, who examines the growing digital technology market.
As mergers and acquisitions continue, legacy data archiving offers a way to shutter expensive systems while enabling organizations to retain the necessary data, according to Ryan Oliver, who providers recommendations for selecting a vendor.
Despite the benefits it offers – particularly in terms of patient safety – smart pump and EMR integration has sustained slow growth, according to KLAS. But that could change, depending on a few factors.