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Advancing connected care in an evolving landscape

Approximately 30% of all the world’s data volume is now being generated by the healthcare industry. So, how can digital technologies advance connected care, improve patient outcomes, and increase efficiency in healthcare? Stephen Russell provides an insight.

There are many challenges in healthcare today: staff shortages, reduced time for care, complicated workflows, rising costs, and an increasing demand for more complex care. The concept of “connected care” with digital technologies has been put forward as one way to help address these challenges. But all too often the focus is on connectivity alone; for example, accessing an electronic patient record or linking wireless medical devices. But connected care should be just that, “connected” and “care”. It is important to continuously explore new possibilities for connectivity that leverage integration, technology, focusing on enhancing care, lowering costs and increasing workflow efficiency

Seamless integration of new technology into a hospital’s existing infrastructure should deliver vital information and clinical insights directly to clinicians when and where they need it, including at the patient bedside, and support the communication and collaboration needed to use that information to drive improvement in outcomes. 

The healthcare data explosion

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