Great article on the future of healthcare from one of the nation’s top healthcare systems. A couple of excerpts from the article that point to change healthcare will require investment in and usage of technology.
98 percent of the people that request a same day appointment at the Cleveland Clinic get one, and there were over one million such appointments last year. Focusing on costs doesn’t have to come at the expense of the patient.
This is accomplished through a standard EMR scheduling application across the healthcare system.
Part of changing the focus and how people are evaluated is actually having the data to do so. That’s an area where hospitals can improve on cost and quality.
This will require healthcare systems to implement data warehouse and analytics that are most likely not in place today.