At Philips, we envision the future of digital health as a connected and highly accessible network of virtual and in-person care, with real-time and predictive insights supporting care collaboration across the patient journey. In tandem, AI-enabled workflow optimization can help improve operational efficiency so that healthcare professionals get to focus on what they do best: providing patient care. And by enabling people to take better care of their health and well-being, with personalized digital health solutions, we can promote a shift from sick care to true health care. Taken together, that’s how digital transformation can support better health outcomes, improved patient and staff experience, and lower cost of care.
But to turn this vision into a reality, healthcare leaders need to overcome several barriers. In our Philips Future Health Index 2021 report, healthcare leaders cited difficulties with data management (44%) and lack of interoperability and data standards (37%) as the biggest barriers to adoption of digital health technology in their hospital or healthcare facility, followed by a lack of training on how to fully utilize digital health technology (32%).
In our new position paper, “Digital transformation: shaping the future of healthcare”, we explore:
- How healthcare will become increasingly distributed, connecting patient data from the hospital to the home and community care settings
- How healthcare leaders can tap into the power of data, AI and cloud-based digital platforms to improve patient care and streamline hospital operations for increased efficiency
- What is needed to bring this vision of digital transformation to full fruition