True, this article came out in October. But it’s still talked about at the water cooler and shared amongst our Slack channels and email strings so we thought we’d bring it back, front and center this week.

Read on to learn about the unexpected, but not unwelcome, new health care platforms & partners that are improving patient care.

>> How New Health Care Platforms Will Improve Patient Care
October 11, 2019
Harvard Business Review

The shift to value-based care and focus on outcomes is helping improve patients’ experience across the board. One of the ways this is happening is that the location of where healthcare happens is changing. The picture of a patient sitting in a gown on a cold table in a doctor’s office no longer holds true – patients are getting care from work, at home or wherever their phones take them. And not only is this making care easier to get, it’s also making it more cost effective.

Five Key Takeaways:

  1. “The telemedicine market is expected to grow to $64 billion in the U.S. over the next five years.”
  2. “Healthcare (is) recognizing the need for a coordinated approach to managing patient relationships.”
  3. “Coordinating patient care across an expanded and more diverse ecosystem will only get more challenging with the tsunami of data coming from new sources.”
  4. “A recent International Data Corporation report predicts a 36% growth rate for healthcare data over the next five years, faster than in any other industry.”
  5. “Healthcare is at an inflection point.”

What we can learn:

It’s time to join the version of healthcare that consumers are learning to expect. This new version is one that provides more convenient care to patients. Data can help you do that, but it’s the right tools that will make it happen.

Every month, as new devices, platforms and tools appear and make the patient experience that much easier, patients are beginning to be more engaged in managing their health, and they’re expecting their providers to keep up in providing care through cutting edge technologythat makes things more streamlined, intuitive and coordinated.

Providers are at an inflection point in the history of healthcare. Traditional care delivery models are disappearing and new, exciting interventions are taking their place. And the compliments of these new platforms entering the market? More personalized, patient-center experiences at a lower cost. A win-win for everyone.

What are you reading this week?

With ❤️,

Keet Health