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Blood pressure monitors, personal fitness trackers, and even genomic data become more common as digitized health records become the standard.
Fremont, CA: Although the healthcare industry has been reluctant to adopt new technology compared to the retail or industrial sectors, the good news is that businesses across industries already see the value in doing so.Blood pressure monitors, personal fitness trackers, and even genomic data become more common as digitized health records become the standard.
Digital transformation, on the other hand, can be a complex process, especially in a conventional industry like healthcare. Let's have a look at the top obstacles that businesses must overcome to achieve successful digital transformation.
By definition, digital transformation entails a shift in how businesses think and operate beyond investing in new technologies, requiring a mindset shift. From the CEO to the doctors to the nurses and other personnel, everyone in the hospital must be on the same page. The first and most important challenge in a successful digital transformation is overcoming the all-too-familiar fear of change.
The financial aspect is one aspect that puts most digital transformation ambitions on the backburner. Healthcare businesses often concentrate on the return on investment (ROI) rather than the marketing strategy that a digitally-powered system may provide.
In addition, agile businesses realize that adopting a digital strategy provides them with more scalability, revenue, and profit than the traditional way. Instead of focusing on the cost, it's wiser to consider the money saved once inefficient procedures address digital transformation.
Experts agree that there are numerous approaches for businesses to safeguard patient and research data security in a digital world. For starters, cybersecurity must
rise to the top of the priority list. Organizations must invest in staff with the appropriate skill set, educate staff on safety precautions, patch known software vulnerabilities, and guarantee that systems and procedures can be designed to be secure.However, to keep up with the ever-changing digital world, updating security measures must be regularly.
The problem cannot solve by just adding new technology, as many businesses mistakenly believe the digital transformation to be. Healthcare businesses must integrate data from all systems and facilitate cross-functional communication to achieve a comprehensive patient-centered picture. Addressing the problem must be from the top down; the IT department cannot win this battle by itself.
Thanks to the deployment of integrated Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and electronic medical records, many hospitals now claim to be "digital" (EMR). Companies must first build a clear vision for meeting their consumers' digital demands, creating goals based on that vision, and finally implementing that vision.
The master strategy must encompass everything from hiring the right digital expertise to updating aging systems to providing real-time solutions and managing security concerns. However, you must be adaptable enough to the shifting realities of the digital world.