The Future of healthcare data and digital health will be a more patient-centered approach where data is shared and systems are interoperable. Technology continues to play more of a role in healthcare. This is all part of the drive to bring collaboration and efficiency to healthcare records, improve safety and increase treatment options.
The healthcare data that we collect about our patients puts us in an interesting position. We have real value for them through their medical history, but we have no right or obligation to them or their families unless they opt-in, which means that once we start collecting data on patients through our own devices they can choose not share it with us at all (or not at all).
This has been going on for decades with insurance companies collecting data from insurances, social networks collecting data from users who want it on their profiles, and so on.
So what does this mean? It means that once you start gathering information about your patients you need to make sure your information isn’t being shared across different companies. For example, if you have a device that collects location information while you’re using it: if Google Maps is integrated into your operating system (it doesn’t have to be), then you shouldn’t use any other sort of map app on your phone (other than Google Maps) nor should you hold Google Maps ransom if someone else uses it differently than you do (other than asking them not to use it), because no one wants their data sold off without any control over how it’s used across multiple different apps.
There should also be some control between providers too: some form of permission system should exist between providers and patients so that patients can control what information they want shared across providers – be it insurance companies, drug companies or any other party that has access to usage data about their specific patient(s). This way though there should also be some way for providers like hospitals or doctors’ offices
Healthcare data is an increasingly important part of the digital health puzzle. As healthcare organizations digitize and standardize their systems, patients, clinicians and providers need to be able to work together to reduce costs, improve care and increase efficiency.
Many healthcare providers are already updating their systems for digital inclusion, which means that the data in your system can be shared with your peers via a cloud service or mobile app. It also means that you’ll need to be able to find what you want – something that’s particularly valuable when you’re working with national databases like CDC’s Healthcare Quality Reporting System (HQRS) or Medicare’s Clinical Data Exchange (CDE).
As part of this effort, healthcare providers need access to faster and more accurate data to help them make better decisions about patient care. But those data are not always in your control, especially when it comes to security breaches. How do you ensure that your data is safe? What can you do if someone breaks into your computer system?
Digital transformation has been happening everywhere in healthcare since the turn of the millennium (the year 2000), but it may have finally reached its peak today. With new technology and greater user expectations across all sectors of care, maybe it’s time for doctors, patients and employers alike to have a conversation about how digital transformation will impact everyone involved in health care.
In the last few years, the pace of change has accelerated and the pace of disruption has escalated, as the number of digital products and services grows exponentially. This is not limited to software or even computer-based technologies — there is a real convergence between digital platforms and clinical practice. However, in health care, these changes have been particularly rapid...
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By João Bocas - The Wearables Expert ™
Keywords: Big Data, Digital Transformation, HealthTech