What Healthcare can Learn About Digitization from COVID-19

ManagedHealthcareExecutive

Terry Rowinski

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has had to digitize quickly to continue caring for patients while minimizing risk of exposure. Unfortunately, healthcare has historically been one of the industries least prepared to digitize; some payers and providers have only recently begun to update their information technology systems.

Within weeks, this crisis has highlighted to stakeholders why the industry needs to catch up. Here are some of the trends I’ve noticed as the industry makes the push to digitize amid COVID-19.

Adopting more healthtech

The healthcare industry has rushed to embrace and utilize health tech trends that facilitate quality care without risking further exposure.

For example, the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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