Which Emerging Technologies Should You
Deploy to Reshape the Patient Experience?
Technology changes in the form of portals and apps have incrementally changed the patient experience over the past several years. Emerging healthcare technologies are about to accelerate the pace of change. There is a long list of emerging technologies that will rapidly transform healthcare and the patient experience. Top transformation candidates include:
Healthcare tends to lag behind other markets in terms of defending against cyberattacks. Which technologies should you deploy? Multi-factor authentication? Digital certificates? What about when you start exploring Internet-of-Things-connected devices?
Wearable devices are being used to track physical activity, vital signs, prescription consumption and other important metrics. Where is the technology headed next? Where should you be investing?
Whether it’s moving patients, assisting with surgery or enabling remote examinations, robots will be game-changers. They will even help with many new treatments that are in exploratory stages now.
The amount of environmental, hereditary, behavioral and population health data pouring into hospitals is overwhelming. Making analytical use of it requires computing power hospitals don’t have yet.
This technology is rocketing forward faster than predicted. 3D printing appears to be on track for replicating organs for use in testing drugs — and, eventually, in actual transplants. Once inside the hospital, who manages maintenance and repairs?
Physicians will be able to build 3D holographic images of patients and improve the diagnosis process. Images from CTs and MRIs can be turned into digital replicas of patient anatomies.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI and machine learning will unleash new diagnostic and predictive capabilities that will greatly improve patient outcomes. Sorting through the possibilities is an enormous and critical task.
Limbs, organs and other human body components requiring replacement are likely to be robotic in the future. They may even help paralyzed patients regain motor skills.
Decisions Best Led by Clinical Engineering Experts
Healthcare facilities across the country are starting to expand their clinical engineering job
descriptions to prepare for what's coming, many listing the first responsibility of the
role: ``to provide emerging technology assessment and growth strategies.”
Clinical engineering teams spend nearly half (40%) of their time on low-value tasks — searching for equipment, managing multiple vendors, and servicing functional equipment due to operator error, etc. — leaving too little time for new technology exploration and decision-making.
Alleviate the burden of low-value tasks, so your
clinical engineering team can deliver greater value to your hospital.
Supplement your staff with on-demand (part-time) technicians from a qualified provider to reduce equipment backlogs, support recalls, handle surges of demand, and reduce equipment rental.
Offload Your General
Leverage outsourced technicians to completely handle your general biomed equipment, reducing equipment downtime and enabling your team to focus on high-value technologies and other high-value work related to key business initiatives.
Consolidate service contracts through a risk-free vendor management service. Free your staff for more strategic tasks and dramatically cut service costs through consolidation, negotiation, and right-sizing of coverages.