Quality and safety are paramount for the survival of healthcare companies. With the gradual shift to patient-centric healthcare and the rising market competition, ensuring healthcare quality has now become more important than ever before for providers. While new medical technologies and scientific advancement will boost quality improvement in healthcare, experts at Infiniti Research believe that innovation in activities such as patient experience and risk management will act as primary drivers in the future of healthcare.
Healthcare quality trends 2019
Healthcare quality trend #1: Leveraging healthcare data
Data is now the foundation of meaningful healthcare quality improvement initiatives. Providers have realized that the data collected and used plays a significant role in quality assurance in healthcare. As a result, increased importance is being given by top healthcare companies to collect meaningful patient data and turning them into actionable insights to improve healthcare quality.
Healthcare quality trend #2: Augmented reality training
Augmented reality is becoming increasingly popular across various industries, but its role is particularly powerful in the healthcare sector. Augmented reality has powerful use cases in medical training. It can help healthcare professionals to see diagnosis and procedures right in front of them, enabling them to learn new skills and expand their knowledge. This helps to overcome the gaps in the training given to medical professionals and thereby improve the quality and safety in healthcare.
Healthcare quality trend #3: personalization of patient experience
With the availability of abundance healthcare and patient data comes the ability for healthcare providers to personalize care delivery and patient experience. Healthcare providers will soon be able to create a complete personalized care plan for each patient. Clinics will be able to use data to see what a patient prefers such as if they like being seen in person or remotely, their health history, and any potential health issues rather than treating every patient in the same manner.
Healthcare quality trend #4: Technology will drive efficiency
Healthcare organizations are in the increasing need for an integrated system to protect and defend across the care continuum. Providers prefer smarter integration of disconnected data systems over complex patchwork solutions that seek to gather and analyze information scattered across multiple sources and entities. Furthermore, automating routine tasks such as paperwork becomes easier for healthcare providers using technology.