Source: Microsoft Industry Blogs
With populations on the rise and resources increasingly strained, health organizations are continually looking to enhance the patient experience and improve outcomes while also driving efficiency. According to the World Economic Forum, the global population will jump from 7.6 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050, and the number of people over age 60 will reach roughly two billion.
To meet the demands of this aging population, the global health system will have to transform. Improving care quality in an era where clinicians and budgets are already spread thin will require providers to implement innovative digital technologies that support multiple goals simultaneously.
While digital approaches are no quick fix, there are multiple scenarios where organizations have an opportunity to achieve gains in patient experience, outcomes, and efficiency. Let’s take a look at three emerging healthcare application patterns being adopted by providers seeking to harness innovation by creating intelligent feedback loops, infusing AI into clinical workflows, and developing interactive health agents.
1) Personalizing care and improving outcomes with a greater understanding of each patient
2) Detecting deterioration sooner by making disease easier to identify
3) Enabling faster diagnoses and freeing up clinician time through patient self-service