Platform adoption healthcare is making waves as the year progresses, creating a stir in the medical world. Moreover, thanks to technological advancements and web-based applications, most major companies have developed their own proprietary platforms to improve the client experience. These platforms typically connect end-used functions with internal operations, empowering customers to manage the service they receive and enabling companies to manage customer accounts.
Platform Adoption Healthcare Trends
Few sectors demand streamlined services as the medical field does. Thus, healthcare facilities should be on the cutting edge of platform technology — but they’re not. There is still a delay in the industry’s adoption of platforms. Find out why and learn about the trends that might change this.
Digital Health Trends
Health and wellness applications have dominated the mobile market in recent years, with countless new apps always coming out. Additionally, it has had several effects, including equipping patients with valuable data about their own health, health coverage, and health insurance. Indeed, many healthcare coverage apps have emerged that allow users to access their data and coordinate care with just a few clicks. Healthcare facilities need a way to consolidate multiple digital data sources, and these apps and platforms are emerging as the best solution.
New Models of Data
Yet another factor pushing health care to adopt platforms is the implementation of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. This standard emerged in 2011 as a list of the criteria healthcare providers should adhere to when handling data. It dictates that providers provide patients with an application programming interface (API) — or a platform — that enables access to their electronic health records. Implementing these new data models can also improve insurance coverage for healthcare facilities by implementing a platform to handle claims management.
The Flywheel Effect
The flywheel effect refers to the gradual momentum that builds when a series of small changes prompt more considerable institutional changes — and it’s clear that this phenomenon is at play in healthcare facilities’ adoption of platforms. As the culture of the healthcare industry shifts, an increased emphasis on patients-as-consumers has emerged. It has prompted the expansion of many patient-facing resources, which has paved the way for healthcare facilities to adopt a platform.
The patient experience has traditionally been controlled by their medical provider, with few options for self-management or selection of care. It is rapidly changing, though, as telehealth and a range of other tools put power back in the hands of patients. It has produced an environment that’s decidedly more competitive and consumer-focused. To maintain relationships with patients and remain competitive, healthcare providers are realizing the necessity of offering digital care options. By adopting a platform and giving consumers autonomy over their care, providers can better serve their patients and improve health outcomes.
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