Changes in health care and the technology that supports those changes are profound. No single industry has been affected more by the pressures to improve the quality care and reduce costs all while meeting the ever increasing regulatory changes and mandates. Technology can be a critical enabler to the future of all healthcare service providers. First, all organizations must have the appropriate infrastructure, security, electronic medical records (EMR), and standards established to ensure integration and data sharing with a variety of organizations, including perceived competitors. Health insurance exchanges and health information exchanges are evolving and may form the basis of future communications among all the members of the healthcare value chain. The connectivity and security associated with information sharing among all your stakeholders can be enormous. Our team of healthcare and information technology specialists is prepared to assist your organization with:
As healthcare organizations evolve, data analysis, telemedicine, increased mobility, and prospective care management will become the minimum standard. Health care captures immense amounts of clinical, operational, and financial information. This data can be used to help in care delivery and more importantly, establishing a base line for future care. Predictive analytics will become the norm as healthcare organizations strive to significantly improve the quality of care. There are a cadre of products and solutions emerging with varying degrees of applicability and success. It will be important for healthcare organizations to align with the various solution providers carefully. To that end, our healthcare clinical specialists can assist with:
- Data Analytics Readiness Assessment
- Data/Predictive Analytics Planning & Implementation
- Mobility Readiness Assessment
- Budgeting & Planning Software-EPSi
As you consider implementing technology to improve quality of care and reduce your costs, remember that the processes surrounding those activities must be modified to ensure optimum utilization of the technology while improving the process. A holistic view is oftentimes necessary, and it’s one our experienced consultants can provide.