C-suite leaders in the healthcare and telehealth industry say that health systems and hospitals have recorded a sudden increase in telehealth consultations during the pandemic
Leaders say that healthcare organizations have fine-tuned their telemedicine tech. This ensures that clients receive the highest quality of distance care, and hospitals can fully utilize their investment in tech.
Adaptable to different workflows and use-cases
IT leaders point out that when deploying telemedicine, healthcare officials see the best results by using technology that is adaptable across a wide range of use-cases. It should adjust and accommodate different clinic workflows. Healthcare employees had the opportunity to leverage technology at the start of the pandemic, by implementing telemedicine for attending to COVID-19 testing and other emergencies.
Healthcare industry leaders say that the industry adapted rapidly to the dynamic environment. They point out that hospitals are shifting from urgent care to scheduled appointments, even clients are opting for telehealth services over regular visits.
This shift has prompted leaders and organizations to increase their telemedicine utilization. This includes events like surgical follow-ups, chronic illness checkup, behavioral health, etc. Health leaders say that for such complex health visits to be successful and effective, CIOs must ensure to emphasize on telehealth that can handle interaction rules for both doctors and patients.
CIOs must be vigilant that the telehealth tech can be scaled across a range of use-cases. The tech must be presented to clinicians and physicians in a manner that easily adjusts to their organizational and individual requirements. When implementing these customizations, organizations can select which tech needs to be deployed to restructure the way they practice healthcare across their patient base.
Managing demands for concurrent sessions
C-suite leaders say that the pandemic taught healthcare organizations that telehealth platforms that are easy to scale and implement, were the first most relevant line of defense. An organization’s innovation and pivoting capacity are directly affected by the platform’s capability to support changing volume and handle new integrations over time.
CIOs point out that cloud systems are better capable of offering flexibility. This allows professionals better access to a centralized database from any endpoint which has an internet connection. Leaders say that this enables organizations to reduce the first-hand barriers and costs related to software and hardware deployments.
Cloud infrastructure allows the possibility for future enhancement as better virtual care solutions are made available that will make it possible to encompass the latest web-fueled systems. EHR and device integrations are crucial for system flexibility.