Every year, the leading healthcare professionals and technology experts all come together from around the world! HIMSS 2019 is the place for industry leaders to host educational sessions, exhibit and demonstrate new technology and speak about the current healthcare systems and how to implement changes that can be made moving forward.
These are the top insights from HIMSS 2019 and how its shaping the future of the healthcare system in place.
A study from MedScape states more than 15,000 physicians in over 29 specialties are showing signs of burnout and depression. The 2019 reports shows that 44 percent of physicians reported burnout; 11 percent are depressed and four percent were clinically depressed.
As this continues to happen in the healthcare industry, better systems need to be set in place to help physicians cope with burnout. There are several signs of physicians burnouts:
Constant emotional exhaustion
Detachments from patients
A physician is always sick and tired
A sudden change in eating habits and cravings
It’s important to put a system in place to continue a better patient centered care model, and help physicians from AI technology that allows easy documentation and access to information. It will also allow for better scheduling systems, offering physicians the chance to spend more time with their patients. As these systems are established in the healthcare industry, this helps with patient centered care, burnout rates and develops the understanding that patients are turning into consumers.
With the increase in digital healthcare technology from telemedicine to virtual reality, patients are slowly turning into consumers. The opening of day one at HIMSS 2019 was centered around patients being consumers and wanting technology that is convenient, affordable and provides quality to their lives.
As studies show that younger patients are dissatisfied with traditional care methods that are set in place. How can the system develop to help the younger generation? By implementing texting features for reminders on medication and appointments, emails to follow-up with care and provide secure communication.
A large part of the medical industry is supply chain management and blockchain systems set in place make the lives of patients and medical professionals easier. One system that can be installed is LogiTag Medical Solutions.
This supply chain management system allows for documentation of medical and medical supplies from the moment they enter the designated area and when the items are returned.
A rural hospital faces a more unique challenge than larger hospitals, because of an aging infrastructure, lack of funding and staff. Often times, rural hospital technology is lacking from an infrastructure that hasn’t been updated because there is little funding to help these systems already set in place. One of the main concerns is how to help these smaller rural hospitals give their patients the best treatments possible.
The conversation around this is more funding would help to increase technology; which in return, can help patients and healthcare professionals alike. One of these systems set in place is telemedicine.
This gives patients the access to their hospital, and possibly larger hospital in the system, with specialists only a phone call away. This benefit eliminates the need for long distance traveling expenses for patients. Overall, this allows for infrastructure to be updated and gives patients and healthcare professionals better tools to help with patient centered care models.
All of these new ideas, conversations and technology on the rise can only help the current healthcare system set in place for years to come.
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