Hospital Digitization: Panacea for an Aging Population June 25th, 2020
In today’s healthcare realm, technology is more important than ever. The availability of data can raise efficiency and at the same time secure patients’ rights, while also assisting their caretakers and doctors to make the right decision. When Electronic Health Records (EHRs) fully integrate with mobile computing and point-of-care systems to produce “big data” that goes far beyond clinical interactions, the healthcare industry will have the building blocks to truly leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other applications to help solve some of the largest cultural and economic challenges in this modern world.
Digitisation provides healthcare facilities with the ability to simplify operations, amplify caregivers’ insights, boost productivity, and in the long run, reduce overall costs. Medical professionals need technology that allows them to focus on the humanity that attracted them to this medicine in the first place. Mobile devices can fuel power sources and essentially never die so that clinicians can focus on the patient at large.
It’s been seen that “smart hospitals” are the future, given there is much infrastructure designed to help make that happen. From the convenience of wireless inductive charging ports, hot swappable batteries, and smart charging docks that can prevent unauthorised access from broken contacts. Digitising practices like patient outcomes, provider satisfaction, and reduced costs help to provide a more detailed snapshot into the medical’s industry’s progress and remaining needs.
When adding wearable devices into the equation, real-time updates and monitoring tactics can likely follow as a result, feeding medical professional more information on a patient’s individual genetic profile. In return, doctors and nurses could deliver more exact treatment plans. For personalised care to become a reality, real-time data acquisition needs to integrate with EHRs and other data sources to improve the quality of care, especially for those in dire need of primary care.
Overall, when it comes to combating the final challenge, we are at the core of each of these issues, no matter which side we operate on. It really comes down to the administrators and how they will learn to develop such infrastructure today to realise the potential to come. If you’re interested in learning more about Datalogic and their line of smart healthcare solutions, be sure to contact your BlueStar representative today.
Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation.
Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.