The topics that resonated most with our readers this year? Care coordination and leadership through crisis, according to our most-viewed blogs.
Will the presence of large cloud tech vendors – along with the barrage of digital apps focused on improving clinician efficiency – spell doom for EHRs? It could, unless vendors are willing to shift in a different direction, says Mike Davis, citing information from a Forbes article.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to acquire data from other trusted sources to create a big data environment will be crucial as providers look to optimize analytics in order to improve operations, says Mike Davis. And the key to this, he believes, might be in a new market entrant.
Software development platforms can help reduce the cost of extending healthcare IT capabilities while dramatically improving flexibility and efficiency – if democratized the right way, says Mike Davis of KLAS.
Instead of requiring patients to use a portal to schedule visits or access their information, why not push these services out in an interactive manner, asks Mike Davis, who suggests it might be time for a hybrid approach to engagement.
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.