7 ways digital technologies can make healthcare more efficient

7 ways digital technologies can make healthcare more efficient


There is a consensus among practitioners, policy-makers and researchers that today’s healthcare systems are not sustainable. Chronic disease and the aging of the population, combined with rising expectations, have driven up costs.

The digital revolution is profoundly changing how healthcare processes are managed, making them more efficient while delivering better quality and reducing response times for patients. In the United States, for example, the length of the average hospital stay has decreased by 33% thanks to the introduction of clinical process management.

Many innovations in the healthcare industry are aimed at improving life expectancy and quality, diagnostic processes and the efficacy of the healthcare environment as a whole, including innovations in care delivery processes, medications and surgical interventions.

Digitalization in healthcare is being used to predict and cure diseases and enhance quality of life. For example, mobile apps are used to support healthier lifestyles. Digitalization also allows home-based healthcare delivery, allowing patients to stay out of hospital beds and significantly reducing costs.



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