McKinsey & Company have produced an article titled, "Health Systems: Improving and sustaining quality through digital transformation." It’s well worth a read.
The authors identify that digital innovation can transform healthcare in three main ways:
- By improving care-delivery models through seamless data and information exchange
- By harnessing the power of data through advanced analytics and transparency
- Through process automation
They identify that healthcare systems, to accelerate digitization, should seek to:
- Enhance data and modernize data infrastructure, management, and access
- Create incentives to support new practices and mind-sets
- Adjust legal and regulatory frameworks to improve data exchange
And we like this quote:
Legacy systems are unlikely to be able to cope with these demands, so a new, modern data infrastructure will be needed. One possible model could be an open cloud-based platform aggregating data from different sources, with an operator who manages the infrastructure and data access, promotes data collection and quality, and provides a means for patients to manage their informed consent.
To read the original McKinsey article, click here.
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