The health systems of the future will be consumer-centric, wellness-oriented and digitally connected. Healthcare IT News talks to experts about the top predictors that will define healthcare in 2021.
The continuity of care for healthcare companies faced new challenges, allowing them to quickly learn, adapt and change the way healthcare is delivered.
As a result, the concept of “anytime, anywhere care” has become mainstream, at the rate we use health care forever. This will result in providers redefining their strategies to ensure they are ready for 2021 and this new class of consumer demand.
Opportunities to innovate
While the epidemic has presented a number of adversities, it has also introduced growth opportunities to improve business performance, leading to the acceleration of new models of customer engagement and innovative ways to meet their needs.
Renita Das, Transformational Health Partner and Senior Vice President at Frost & Sullivan, said: “The future healthcare system will be consumer-centric, wellness-oriented, caring everywhere and digitally connected.
Healthcare stakeholders will need to upgrade and embrace more virtual and innovative patient engagement and health management tools and technologies to help patients at home.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAS ALSO BEEN PRAISED FOR ITS SIGNIFICANT TECHNICAL EASE DURING THE EPIDEMIC.
Experts predict that we will see growth and deployment across the healthcare spectrum, from drug discovery to precision preventive care and workflow management.
THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE TO WITNESS VIRTUALIZATION TO A LARGE EXTENT.
New business models will support this paradigm shift and the emergence of this new care delivery ecosystem. Data interstability and security will be at stake, said Chandni Mathur, senior industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
Telehealth is on the rise
According to new Deloitte predictions for 2021, online doctor visits will rise to 400 million worldwide next year. This is in contrast to pre-epidemic levels.
WHERE 0.1% OF ALL MEDICARE PRIMARY CARE VISITS IN THE US WERE VIA TELEHEALTH SERVICES.
According to Linda Comp-Noto, Divisional President of Healthcare at Teleperformance, virtual health services are determined to move from an epidemic-induced need to new normal levels of patient care.
Comp-Noto said: “Long after the epidemic ends, telehealth will continue to grow as the foundation of a strong healthcare strategy, fit for the new normal.
Future trends in the healthcare space will continue to focus on care in patient and consumer-driven health Scroll through plans.
Technology is poised to play an even greater role in patient engagement through the development of healthcare portals, telehealth applications and SWARA devices.
Strong digital primary care
The imminent global rollout of vaccines will also affect several changes in primary care. According to Vais Schafta, CEO of Push Doctor, a long-term video consulting platform.
It will significantly reduce coronavirus rates, allowing primary care providers to go to work through a backlog of patients in need of care. While positive, in the short term.
It will put additional pressure on the already stretched NHS. Shifta told Healthcare IT News: “To meet NHS England’s stated goal of giving 975 vaccinations a week.
GPs will need to focus almost exclusively on this task, leading to epidemic-related health concerns. they will cause further disturbance to patients.
We believe that digital health solutions will play a central role in supporting critical care at this critical time by providing thousands of remote medical appointments to patients who would otherwise be overlooked.
RIGHT NOW MORE THAN EVER WE EXPECT TO SEE THE POWER OF DIGITAL AND FACE-TO-FACE CARE WHEN IMPLEMENTED TOGETHER.
Security breach becomes a big problem
According to Brian Bogie, vertical director of healthcare at financial computing software company Sage Intact, security breaches will become a major problem as working from home continues to become the most targeted area for phishing and malware attacks.
Bogey told Healthcare IT News: While employees and their information were once safe behind the office firewall, and from the point of view of their family members, confidential patient health information is in increased risk since the attackers now have homes They have access to menstruation.
“As we enter the new year, we will see more companies implement new procedures and procedures, which will help keep patient health information secure, including audit trails, which indicate what information is accessed and when.”
Mental health techniques
The epidemic has many implications for our mental health this year. According to Samaritans, in a survey of more than 70,000 adults in the UK, more than 1 in 10 experienced suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming themselves during the first week of the lockout.
This year’s World Mental Health Day marked a different kind of year for mental health medicine, where new technology began to take precedence over face-to-face therapy. Experts have predicted that this trend will be strong next year.
Medical device company Flow recently reported a 247% increase in sales of home brain stimulation headphone treatments for depression since the epidemic, indicating a promising level toward mental health technology.
Although large-scale changes are being made in health innovation, health inequalities will continue to be an extremely important issue for health care providers for years to come, to benefit globally.
Shifta explains: Sadly, inequality still exists in our healthcare system, and sadly, the epidemic has eradicated long-standing inequalities among many groups.
Now we see that some people with the greatest need for care have the least amount available, which should focus on addressing health disparities.
Push Doctors is testing computer-bookable and soundproof video modules in community locations and underprivileged areas. These allow private digital advice to the patient, as well as provide practical advice to employees on the use of technology.
Going forward, we hope that our industry will continue to work together to prevent people in the UK from experiencing a healthcare gap due to factors that are often beyond their control and the benefits of digital for all should be able share, concluded Shafta.