Covid-19 has undoubtedly forced all of us to go digital. With the healthcare sector experiencing a paradigm shift. with increasing transparency and empowered healthcare consumers, healthcare providers are adapting to newer forms of services. The digitization of health care has given birth to numerous tools and resources that improve healthcare services. Including the software that makes health information more accessible to patients, and keeps patient data secure in one place.
Before patients were asked to come by the schedule of the hospital. Now the patient can schedule the appointment according to their convenience. With a simple press of a button we can who we want and when we need them.
When physicians do not act on best practices and provide excessive treatments for their patients, the result is expensive and often harmful. For example, prescribing antibiotics for viral infections is a wasteful and careless practice that consumes healthcare budgets. Now we can identify the problem in the beginning. Which in turn makes things easier for our wallet and our health.
The global wearable medical devices market is set to grow astonishingly backed by the increasing patient pool in the developing economies. At present, wearables are already tracking blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and heart rate. Nurses and clinicians can easily download the data to better understand the patient’s health. Wearable devices would allow the digitally enabled practitioner to see their next patient efficiently.
In most healthcare scenarios, patients are being treated by more than one person: this could include multiple doctors, nurses, home care providers, and more. This is especially true of chronic care patients who visit multiple specialists. When care is not fully coordinated, harmful mistakes can result: miscommunication between physicians can lead to improper diagnoses, harmful drug interactions, and more. With all the data available there is very little chance for an error.
Around the globe, 6-7% of healthcare spending is lost to fraud and abuse every year. This is most often perpetrated by providers billing for their services incorrectly. As a result, funds are siphoned away from patient care and are pocketed illegally by providers. Fraud and abuse are difficult to detect. It takes many forms, and most of the money lost to fraud and abuse is due to widespread, low-level scams rather than large, complex schemes. precise, data-driven tools that have the power to automatically identify aberrant claims can prevent such frauds