The healthcare industry is changing rapidly as reliance on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure continues to grow. Patients today demand increased connectivity, improved efficiency and security of patient data, and support of the clinical workforce in delivering patient-centered care.
Our healthcare system is expanding, clinicians are experiencing moral trauma and burnout, our population is aging, and chronic disease continues to plague our society. Our current health care delivery models are not sustainable in the long term.
During the pandemic, we have seen the worldwide acceptance of digital health solutions to provide care quickly and conveniently.
While telehealth It has been around for so long, it has now become an important tool in the delivery of care and patients and service providers are used to it. Patients and clinicians are now enjoying the many benefits of telemedicine and remote monitoring. Digitally-assisted care not only helps address issues of access and equity, but also provides more customized care to patients. In turn, this reduces hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and increases the efficiency of the healthcare workforce.
Digitally assisted care has now expanded the use of virtual health services to mental health, clinic, virtual clinic, and virtual hospital. It has increased the ability to provide acute, chronic, primary, and specialty care, without the need for a provider to step foot in a hospital or healthcare facility.
Doctors who conduct non-emergency consultations on digital health platforms have benefited from the transition. Clinics have reduced unnecessary visits to emergency departments, clinics, and outpatient waiting rooms. This has reduced the administrative burden on physicians as they can freely switch between patients and clinical activities, while maximizing their time with patients.
Patients also experience great benefits from telehealthThis includes more flexible appointment scheduling and follow-up, shorter wait times, seamless communication with clinicians, and the ability to receive care securely, no matter where they live.
Virtual health platform, like Cisco Webex, has also given time back to researchers, physicians, and clinicians. They now have access to an improved collaboration platform and can participate in internal meetings, share information, and collaborate with colleagues and colleagues in the hospital or across the country. .
As virtual health continues to evolve and transition to an established way of delivering patient-centered healthcare for the long term, planning and consultation will be key to ensuring success. public and applicable. As we continue to see the delivery of digitally supportive care expand to include wearables, mobile apps, and other new diagnostic and treatment technologies. , healthcare systems with a solid IT foundation are better positioned to build and deliver enhanced capabilities.
Digital-assisted care can redirect pressure from an acute care setting to a primary care or community care setting, particularly for mild or moderate diagnoses. This will help tackle the unsustainable burden of disease and ensure the resilience of our health system.
Cisco understands how important technology can be in bridging distances, breaking down barriers, and connecting the unconnected. This is an exciting time. We can deliver advances in technology that, combined with your clinical excellence, can help you provide safer and more convenient patient care. By partnering with healthcare organizations around the world, Cisco is helping providers do extraordinary things during special times.