Deploying Healthcare Technology: How Vulnerable Are You?
As I’ve written before, there are numerous tech solutions being proffered to advance care, better manage disease states (value based care), and improve patient interactions with clinicians. The tech marketplace is the wild west of ideas with different applications (e.g., patient scheduling, telemedicine, rev cycle, mhealth apps, AI, machine learning) developed to address different segments or stressors on the care delivery ecosystem.
For instance, as Covid snaked its way into the fabric of the world, hospital finances suffered, patients avoided care (in some instances, urgently needed care), and clinician capacity far outweighed demand. If ever there existed a silver lining to a global pandemic, care technology (like remote patient care) catapulting to the stage was, for the good or the...