McKinsey & Company have produced an article titled - Health Systems: Improving and sustaining quality through digital transformation. It’s well worth a read.
The authors identify that digital innovation can transform healthcare in three main ways:
- By improving care-delivery models through seamless data and information exchange.
- By harnessing the power of data through advanced analytics and transparency.
- Through process automation.
They identify that healthcare systems, to accelerate digitisation, should seek to:
- Enhance data and modernise data infrastructure, management, and access.
- Create incentives to support new practices and mind-sets.
- Adjust legal and regulatory frameworks to improve data exchange.
And we like this quote:
“Legacy systems are unlikely to be able to cope with these demands, so a new, modern data infrastructure will be needed. One possible model could be an open cloud-based platform aggregating data from different sources, with an operator who manages the infrastructure and data access, promotes data collection and quality, and provides a means for patients to manage their informed consent.”