- Posted by Jen Snell
- On January 15, 2016
- Cognitive Health Tech
As a healthcare professional, you know that meeting the demands of our evolving healthcare system, with its shift from volume to value and reactive treatment to prevention – while also seeing an explosion in chronic disease – is going to take a strategic change to the way we approach care.
To prove value, we need a clearer, more comprehensive picture of the important pieces in each patient’s daily health, rather than relying on memory during the yearly 18-minute visit. There also needs to be a way to share this critical data among stakeholders, so that all sectors of the healthcare system can work in harmony for the patient.
Successfully promoting adherence and wellness requires that providers have a way to engage patients in the moment as well as provide frequent, ongoing dialogue with each patient – coaching, motivating and gathering information that will help them fine-tune their treatment plan.
The truth is, we simply don’t have the manpower to engage-with and monitor each patient to the degree necessary to make this happen on a massive scale or in a lasting way. We need assistance from technology and products dedicated to the patient and chronic disease management – solutions designed to accommodate the unique and evolving needs of real people, as well as the healthcare system.
A recent white paper from leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan takes an in-depth look at a variety of problems facing the industry and shows how many of them can be addressed with solutions based on cognitive technology –also known as artificial intelligence – that can provide instant, personalized interactions with patients on a daily basis. It’s a great place to start if you want to quickly understand the important role this technology plays in the future of healthcare.
In its upcoming blog series, Next IT Healthcare – which specializes in designing and deploying A.I. based virtual health coaches for leading healthcare companies – will share insights on how to make your cognitive-technology deployment a success. Here’s a brief overview:
- Success Factors in Moving Healthcare from Volume to Value – A look at the many ways new technology can both create and prove value.
- Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Digital Health Strategy – A.I. based healthcare may be cutting-edge, but it’s here to stay. Get insights on how to avoid common mistakes and ensure your system is built to last – and grow.
- The Digital Health Strategy Essentials: IT and the Individual – How new technology makes it possible to provide care that’s easily configured to the needs of each patient.
- Three Things to Look for in Digital Health Technologies – The digital health technology market is growing more crowded by the day, but not all solutions are created equal. Learn about the qualities that make for an effective solution.
- Digital Health Infrastructure Essentials – Building out an integrated system means ensuring a seamless flow of data between systems. In this article, we’ll talk integration basics.
Next IT Healthcare is working hard to make the vision described in Frost & Sullivan’s paper a reality, and we look forward to sharing the insights we’ve gained from breaking new ground in patient engagement and adherence through the transformative relationships developed with our virtual health assistants.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Frost & Sullivan’s “Engaging Individuals with Cognitive Technology to Improve Health Outcomes”.