No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” the digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways. That’s not all. National health expenditures in the United States accounted for $3.2 trillion in 2015—nearly 18% of the country’s total GDP. It’s predicted that the digital revolution can save $300 billion in spending in the sector, especially in the area of chronic diseases. Clearly there is value—human and financial—in bringing new technology to the health care market.
The key benefit of digital health care is making service more accessible for any patient who can use internet and have a mobile phone. Indeed, in case if medical emergency and serious disease, visiting hospital is inevitable, however, in case of light or chronic illness a patient can get a consultation online as well as a drug prescription and analysis results can be received by email.
Similarly, a patient has less need to stay in hospital cue in order to visit a doctor, so there is smaller chance to catch infection right there. Another advantage of digital health care is transformation of approach to the customer. It became possible to make health care services more individual, more exclusive as the doctors have more communication channels with patients such as email, chat platforms, special forums and so on. In a nutshell, digital health care is a new step in advancing care of human health and lives using IT.
One more thing about expanding potential of health care technologies is big data processing and electronic records access. When collecting personal healthcare parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate and others using mobile phone or fitness bracelet, this data can be transferred to the electronic data storage system. In turn, doctors with the access to this data base can prepare disease risk profile for every patient or to carry out complex health status analysis remotely.
Due to the PwC HRI Consumer Survey (2015), 78% of consumers are willing to share their medical records with a health system in order to get aid in their own diagnosis and treatment, or in the diagnosis and treatment of other patients. It shows, today is the beginning of a new era of health industry, the times of global application of digital technology in healthcare and this activity is among top trends of IT progress for the next 10 years.
Along with acknowledging of digital health care perspectives, HUSPI is involved in this industry as well. For example, we have already developed the diagnostic system based on Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
This system allows entering patient’s health parameters, analyzing it, issuing the most probable diagnosis and even designs a treatment plan based on chemical-free preparations. In order to complete this system we have gathered a professional team, which includes experts in medicine, software development and marketing fields. Possibly, we are the only IT company in the Eastern Europe which has got an experience in this industry and can consult clients who have with similar ideas.