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How Mobility will Transform the Future of Healthcare System in the US

The way in which the US population seek and receive care is so dynamic that it often becomes hard to keep track and also predict the future of healthcare system in America.  Healthcare providers are taking on financial risk for patients, identifying ways to improve healthcare access and outcomes, and prioritizing consumer experience in order to cope with the changing patient needs. Despite several challenges coming their way, providers are increasingly looking at ways to adopt mobility into healthcare solutions.

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What is healthcare mobility?

The rapid adoption of mobile devices and other advanced technology by healthcare providers to improve patient care is known as healthcare mobility. As a greater number of patients are increasingly looking for convenient ways to gain healthcare access, mobile devices are gradually becoming a significant part of healthcare IT infrastructure. The use of mobile devices in healthcare will not only reduce the time it takes to save a patient’s life by retrieving data and communicating with team members faster, but it will also give clinicians the tools they require at their fingertips whether they are operating in a primary care, ICU, or emergency unit. Some of the key benefits that mobility can provide in the future of healthcare include:

  • Demand for trauma care will fall as partially and fully autonomous vehicles become mainstream.
  • Increased access to healthcare as providers can develop better mobility networks. As a result, patients will get new options to reach existing providers.
  • More efficient supply networks with fundamental changes in the medical supply chain, thereby enabling nimble transportation networks and disrupting existing models.

This blog from Infiniti Research explores how the various changes that will unfold in the future of healthcare will benefit providers and highlights how providers and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry can position themselves in an ecosystem that is underpinned by autonomous and shared mobility.

The role of mobility in enhancing the future of healthcare

Future of healthcareReduced demand for trauma care

According to reports, in 2012 alone, the number of patients in the US visiting the emergency room due to motor vehicle accidents were over 2 million. This has resulted in millions of dollars’ worth of lifetime medical costs. As roadways in the US are being increasingly filled with autonomous vehicles, accident rates and the associated financial, social, and health burdens are expected to fall. With fewer road accidents, demand for trauma care will likely decline. In the United States, this will likely amplify the future of healthcare to shift focus on advancing overall population health and preventative care.

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Improved access to care

One of the persistent challenges for health systems is patient-no show. With the rising number of missed appointment rates in many large clinics, there is a consequent financial burden and lost efficiency for providers. Access to transportation is often a critical barrier to receiving care, especially for chronic conditions that require regular appointments. With mobility, healthcare systems or emergent players could create mobile care units that optimize health professional rounds, dispatching physicians, and nurses to remote care sites or patient homes. Furthermore, the concept of driverless vehicle enables the usage of other emergent technologies such as additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and virtual reality to create highly capable autonomous mobile care units that can carry out tasks that once took place in hospitals, such as 3D printing a custom cast for a broken bone on the spot, running tests on vitals, or holding consultations with specialists.

Optimize clinical supply chain and procurement

Mobility transformation will play a significant role in making the future of healthcare better for not only the patients but also the providers. Medical supply chains can be dangerously fragile. With increased access to cheaper, faster, and more flexible distribution channels, healthcare systems would be able to deliver clinical supplies more efficiently and at a lower cost across their provider network. Distribution networks powered by advanced technology could promise a better future of healthcare with increased speed and predictability with which goods move from suppliers to patients or providers. Companies throughout the medical supply chain should think about how mobility in the future of healthcare could impact their business models, including the potential unintended consequences.

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Healthcare Market Access: The Present and The Future

The current state of the U.S healthcare market is characterized by continuous flux and uncertainty. When compared to the overall healthcare costs, the drug costs have grown at a slower rate. Companies in the U.S. healthcare system are now exploring ways to combat these challenges and survive the mounting healthcare market access pressure.

Healthcare market access assists the right patients to get timely and easy access to medical services and products at an affordable price. Accessibility, availability, affordability, adoption, and willingness to pay (reimbursement) should be achieved while ensuring equity and quality at each level. Furthermore, multiple challenges and inefficiencies and uncertainty in healthcare systems lead to unnecessary delays in access to innovative technologies, slow adoption of new and effective technologies, and inequalities in guaranteeing that patients receive the best-in-class treatment.

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Top 3 Digital Solutions for Preventive Health Care in 2019

Today, no one can dispute the fact that technology that has enabled all of us to live healthier and longer lives. From surgical robots to smart hospitals, digitization has become inevitable and is revolutionizing patient care in innovative and exciting ways. Healthcare and technology are becoming inextricably linked with new discoveries and innovations becoming the new norm in the industry.  Many health-related services and devices have been developed in recent years with the intention of improving the quality of life of everyone. This has resulted in the implementation of innovative digital solutions for better preventive health care delivery by many international healthcare companies. In this article, we have talked about some of the most useful digital solutions for preventive health care in detail to help you serve your customers with better healthcare services.

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Insights into The Impact of Technology in Healthcare

Modern technology has been infiltrating into our lives, gradually transforming into an indispensable element of human existence over the past couple of years. Technological innovations have revamped almost all major industries, healthcare being among the most notable ones. The impact of technology in healthcare is quite evident from the fact that the global mortality rates have dipped by 3.7% per year for children and 1.3 % per year for adults over the past decade. Agile healthcare companies are increasingly shifting to modern technology as they are becoming more convinced about the benefits of technology in healthcare. Furthermore, with new technology in healthcare such as telemedicine and wearables, patients can gain easier access to their health stats such as stress level, heart rate, and blood pressure without having to actually visit hospitals. Experts in the healthcare industry predict that through the next decade, a greater number of healthcare companies are going to invest in virtual care, wearable health gadgets, remote health monitoring tools, and consumer-facing mobile apps. Ask An Analyst_IR

Impact of technology in healthcare 

Easier access to healthcare professionals

One of the key benefits of using technology in healthcare is that doctors can now easily reach out to patients virtually. Doctors can also analyze detailed patient history, research conditions, and even consult experts from around the world even in the absence of any sophisticated medical facilities. This technique is also known as telemedicine and will undoubtedly turn out to become one of the most effective tools used by doctors for treatment.

Introduction of self-service kiosks

One of the notable impact of technology on healthcare is that it plays a vital role in simplifying processes in the healthcare industry. The introduction of self-service kiosks has helped expedite and simplify processes such as hospital registration that would otherwise prove to be a time-consuming process. This would also help healthcare companies in reducing their staffing costs and employ this workforce into other key management processes.Request Proposal

Predicting medical trends

Analyzing health information that users search on search engines such as Google have made it possible to accurately predict medical trends such as flu outbreaks. Although not everyone who runs search queries for the particular flu or a disease might not be a victim; however, a pattern emerges when all the flu-related search queries are added together. This breakthrough would facilitate medical experts to respond to outbreaks promptly and also take preventative measures in advance.

Improved patient care

Introduction of technology in healthcare has made patient care safer and more reliable than ever before. Patient data and medical history are stored in electronic databases that record accurate data and can be accessed easily in future. This data can also be used in the future for medical research. With greater access to patient medical conditions, researchers can gain in-depth insights into the primary cause of diseases and formulate appropriate treatments that can prevent further outbreaks or even eradicate the condition completely.


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6 Building Blocks for Improving Healthcare Quality

The standard of services provided across the global healthcare scenario is leaping to the next level. The healthcare industry is now dominated by the ever-increasing demand for higher healthcare quality. Furthermore, recent events such as escalating healthcare costs, rising number of insured population, and awareness of medical errors have brought the need for healthcare quality into the spotlight. Providers are gradually coming to terms with the fact that quality improvement is an inevitable element of their deliverables. However, one of the biggest pain points in quality improvement efforts is knowing where to get started. Successfully sustaining quality improvement in healthcare is a tall order to fill, but here’s are some guidelines for companies in this sector to effectively achieve this:Get More Info

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Analyze data and outcomes

In order to make efforts towards healthcare quality improvement, providers need to first identify the existing opportunities for improvement. The next step is to establish baseline outcomes. Healthcare companies must undertake an in-depth analysis of electronic health records, outcomes studies, and other data source that will help them effectively identify key areas that are in need of improvement.

Goal setting

Once the areas of improvement are identified, the next step in improving healthcare quality is to set concrete and measurable goals in the identified areas. These goals must be precise and quantitative in nature. Any goal which is not quantitative makes it difficult to measure the outcome. Furthermore, the goals set must be safe, effective, timely, and patient-centered.Contact US

Team management

The efficiency of team members is the cornerstone to achieve organizational goals. Healthcare quality improvement can only be gained by having a committed and goal-oriented workforce.  An effective team comprises of members from different backgrounds, with varied skills, and experience levels. A balanced team is one of the primary and essential elements of achieving healthcare quality.  The team must comprise of a senior leader who can, provide valuable oversights, advise and advocate for the team; a clinical expert who has the technical background required to make informed clinical decisions; and a project manager who can help keep track of and accomplish day-to-day tasks.

Inputs from human factors

Human factors refer to the body of knowledge about human abilities, human limitations, and other relevant characteristics. Human factor engineering involves applying information from human factors while designing tools, tasks, machines, systems, and environments for safe and comfortable human use. Some of the key human factor principles include standardizing procedures, avoiding reliance on memory, and using protocols and checklists.cta ir

Create executable plan

In order to establish the goals of healthcare quality improvement, it is essential for healthcare providers to have a well-defined and achievable plan. This includes specific measures, protocols for attaining those measurements, and specific definitions for improvement which will be taken from your goal setting and data analysis work. It is also important to have an organized system for tracking data and achievements.

Communicate goals and achievements

Healthcare quality improvement can only be attained if the team and the organization at large know where they stand in terms of achieving the pre-established goals. The achievements, irrespective of big or small, as well as the setbacks must be communicated to the team from time to time. This will help them re-align their efforts to achieve the desired results.


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5 Great Ways to Improve Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing concern for several major industries. The rapid shift to digitization has given rise to several threats in cybersecurity in healthcare. Today, healthcare companies have access to enormous amounts of patient data, most of which are stored electronically. The loss or breach of data privacy due to the hacking of the records is no child’s play as far as healthcare companies are concerned. Apart from being sued, such mishaps could also tarnish the brand name and trust of patients in the company. In the past couple of years, a number of hacking and IT security incidents have been reported and several companies in the healthcare sector have struggled to protect their data and keep cybercriminals at bay. Hence, given such complexities, it becomes imperative to ensure appropriate measures for cybersecurity in healthcare. Cybercriminals are now developing highly sophisticated techniques and tools to attack healthcare organizations, gain access to their data, and hold their records and network hostage in lieu of a ransom. Earlier, cybersecurity in healthcare was lagging compared to other sectors. However, many top healthcare providers have purchased new technologies, spiked-up their cybersecurity budgets, and are getting better at blocking attacks and keeping their networks secure. Here are some of the best ways in which cybersecurity in healthcare can be improved:Request Proposal

Acknowledge the threat 

It might often seem silly for someone to hack healthcare records, but recent incidents rule out the chance to take such mishaps lightly. Healthcare data is highly lucrative for cybercriminals, especially in the area of ransomware. Ransomware refers to a type of malicious software that holds patients’ healthcare information and financial data hostage until the hackers who deploy it receive payment from the victim ( in this case healthcare companies). Cybersecurity in healthcare is now such a major threat that the FBI has issued a stern warning about the occurrence of this kind of practices to the healthcare organizations. Hence, rather than brushing such matters under the carpet, healthcare companies must recognize that without strong security measures, they are putting themselves and their patients at risk.

Staff training and development 

It is not just important for the top management officials to be warned of the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare. All healthcare staff must be informed and trained about the various threats relating to cybersecurity in healthcare. Healthcare companies must focus on providing comprehensive training to the staff on cybersecurity measures and the risks involved if they are not diligent about these measures. They must also be cautioned to report any suspicious e-mail communications or pop-ups to the IT department immediately. Also, this is not a one-time process. Employees must be regularly updated on the new threats and security measures adopted by the organization.

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Third-party audit 

Organizations are often under the misconception that they are doing it all to preserve the privacy and security of their technology. But there are chances of overlooking several critical factors for ensuring cybersecurity in healthcare companies. Hiring a third-party auditor to conduct a comprehensive assessment, test weak points, review staff training and recommend improvement strategies will help healthcare organizations make their records more secure.

Revisit and update protocols

Companies in the healthcare space might have established the security procedures that address how a staff accesses and interacts with the technology in their facilities. In most healthcare companies, the staff can access healthcare data using a multi-character password or a pin.  Implementing techniques such as two-factor identification to further assure privacy is protected adds another level of protection. Also, ensuring that the password is changed at regular intervals is a small step towards ensuring cybersecurity in healthcare companies.


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