Imperatives for future success in healthcare
For healthcare leaders, preparing for a post-COVID-19 era begins with assessing how to meet the complex challenges across the care continuum. Certainly, telemedicine and digital health are set to be heavily featured in future care delivery. Broader access to virtual healthcare options is imperative. Other initiatives include the digitization of care, value-based care, ecosystem integration, and a “Healthcare-as-a-Service” (HaaS) model.
The HaaS concept, as jointly envisioned by Philips and VPS Healthcare, ensures an asset-light, operational-expense-driven system that allows patients to receive the care they need when they need it without exhausting health system resources. Given the post-pandemic receptiveness to new methods of care delivery and virtual care, healthcare leaders may seek increased opportunity to collaborate, pool resources, and explore more scalable business models such as HaaS.
"Learning from the present crises, we must reinvent and build a robust healthcare ecosystem that would cater to the needs of all the populations in the future," said Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, the chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare. "Healthcare-as-a-Service is an ideal model to be adopted, as it would armor the global infrastructure against any likely health threats, such as the present pandemic."