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Hospital and health system IT teams were extended thin during the pandemic to quickly scale virtual care and remote work during the pandemic.
They were charged with guaranteeing performance and security in telehealth and remote collaboration to react to COVID-19 while also keeping the in-hospital systems operating and fast-tracking innovations that would cause much better clinical analytics, information insights and patient results. The pandemic permanently changed what is perceived as possible for health IT teams. What will the next generation of leaders and groups look like?
Orange, Calif.-based CHOC Childrens Chief Technology Officer Adam Gold shares his insights.
The recent pandemic has considerably raised the bar in terms of an organizations expectations of its IT department. Over the next five years, we will see IT departments begin to establish remote very first services that will be focused on allowing medical care from just about anywhere.
Im not discussing developing options that start at the facility and eventually become a remote option; I predict services being established by health IT that start as remote services and evolve from there. We will also begin to see a modification in believing around what remote care might really appear like. We have currently shown during these tough times that we can deliver almost anything using remote teams and new innovations. Now, its going to be about how we utilize this brand-new agility and bring a much better experience to our clinicians and clients. This prediction falls outside of what conventional telehealth is to us today.
The future will be more about a real delivery design for remote care that is agile enough to adjust to the next pandemic, social uprising or whatever else the future has in shop for us. The new groups that will be formed will be focused not on believing outside the box, however on ignoring the box all together.
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Over the next 5 years, we will see IT departments start to establish remote very first services that will be focused on allowing scientific care from just about anywhere.
Im not talking about developing options that begin at the facility and ultimately become a remote option; I anticipate solutions being developed by health IT that start as remote options and evolve from there. We have actually currently proven throughout these tough times that we can provide simply about anything utilizing remote teams and brand-new technologies. The future will be more about a real shipment design for remote care that is nimble enough to adapt to the next pandemic, social uprising or whatever else the future has in shop for us.