One hundred years from now, hospitals will be nearly unrecognizable as care moves to the outpatient setting and organizations integrate artificial intelligence, telemedicine and other IT applications to care for patients outside the walls of their institution. Forty-five healthcare executives, including five from hospital C-suites, describe the key trends disrupting the traditional hospital and how institutions can prepare for the future.
Health IT leader, James Dias, is featured along with other healthcare executives.
James Dias. Founder and CEO of Wellbe (Madison, Wis.): “With the proliferation of connected technologies being adopted by consumers, the hospital of the future will develop longitudinal relationships with patients outside of the hospital walls by meeting healthcare consumer expectations for ease and convenience through connected care. Using conversational agents and message bots, providers, patients and their caregivers will be connected throughout the continuum of care beginning from symptom appearance through recovery. Patients are collaborators, driving and shaping their care. Care teams will have analytics and smart tools to track, monitor and intervene when necessary. Many tasks will be automated, freeing skilled clinical professionals to practice at the top of their licenses. Forward-thinking healthcare leaders are beginning to adopt technologies beyond the EHR that enable this kind of future.”
Read the article from Becker’s Hospital Review.