[Article] The next wave of healthcare innovation: The evolution of ecosystems
(McKinsey & Company, June 23, 2020)
The healthcare ecosystems of the future will likely be defined by the needs of different patient populations and their associated effective care journeys (including beyond care itself). The consumer-oriented nature of these ecosystems also will increase the number of healthcare touch points, with the goal of modifying patient behavior and improving outcomes.
Telemedicine and telehealth involve a myriad of remote-health-care technologies and services collectively known as “virtual care.” For years, virtual care played a minor role in the United States’ $3.6-trillion health-care industry; now, with the covid-19 pandemic, millions of people are discovering its benefits and its shortcomings for the first time. If virtual care is the future of health care, is it a future that we want?
(Healthcare Weekly: At the Forefront of Healthcare Innovation, June 23, 2020)
On this episode of The Dose podcast, health policy expert Farzad Mostashari, M.D., who advises and supports hundreds of primary care practices across the country, explains what it will take to ensure doctors can continue caring for Americans throughout the pandemic.
The Memorial Health System team used standard data management and visualization tools to create a powerful dashboard, contact tracing system, and PPE and community hot spot surveillance tools without additional workforce. Their approach could serve as inspiration to small- and medium-sized health systems.