Healthcare is Embracing a New Trend of Democratization
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Healthcare is Embracing a New Trend of Democratization

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, September 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence and intelligence computing will reshape old traditional ways of doing business in the healthcare sector.

FREMONT, CA: Healthcare delivery system is transforming day by day. It aims to help both the patient and the physicians. Embracing the model and advance tools will enhance the relationships of healthcare.

To activate democratization in healthcare, people must have a powerful space in the decisions that affect their health. They should also possess’ tools that help them to become more actively engaged. Health professionals and institutions also value the individual in the context of community. These principles will move the industry from patient-centered health care to person-centered healthcare.

How democratization can improve healthcare:

Patient and provider empowerment

Most of the healthcare institutions go through the issue called the inequality gap. It refers to the difference in the quality of healthcare provided across organizations. Providers gradually adopt advance models of care delivery to promote telehealth and telemedicine. The new models are based on certain principles; in this case, it is essential to bridge the inequality gaps. In order to enhance the quality of healthcare platform, it is necessary to leverage it with technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These technologies are capable of providing HCPs with personalized insights to inform clinical decision-making. It will benefit both the providers and the patients. HCPs can gather data from given information about each patient and can create a personalized treatment option accordingly. It will create a customized care plan to empower patients. It will also provide greater insight into patient data, which will help the physicians to develop tailored treatment plans. The intelligent system will help to reduce healthcare spending.

Data Sharing

Interoperability is a challenge in healthcare democratization; that is why data sharing is a complicated process. Openness is a necessary feature of democratization, and all the computing and insights will not amount to much unless the data is shared between all stakeholders. Technologies like APIs, which standardize how applications communicate with one another, are improving the process of exchange of data.

Safety and privacy

The new technologies provide care and reduce waste of time and money, but the question arises whether they safeguard the data or not. Healthcare is leaning on AI and machine learning for personalized health data of patients. No doubt, these technologies will do this work with more accuracy than humans. Healthcare needs to maintain the safety and privacy of their shared data to support the trust of patients. Data breaches are common in almost every industry; AI-enabled technologies can ensure the safety of massive amounts of data.

Digital transformation

Technology and digitization are leading healthcare industry to the path of innovation. To enhance evidence-based care, HCPs must be committed to digital transformation. A digital platform with the knowledge-powered system is necessary to standardize the quality of care, and to eliminate unwarranted, unnecessary variation. The change will give a better experience to patients with less expenditure. The digitization of healthcare will produce more data relating to the patient’s health status and will help physicians to improve the delivery of care. AI can transform this ‘real-world data’ into ‘real-world evidence’ to strengthen the medical community’s collective knowledge. All the added practice-based knowledge is useless until it can be fed back into daily practice via a platform like Clinical Decision Support (CDS). CDS is designed to integrate with the HCPs workflow at the point-of-care to support and guide clinicians, and it consists of a set of knowledge content, process, and digital functionalities.

The democratization of healthcare has the potential to remold the patient-doctor relationships efficiently. That is why significant shifts are underway to leverage the new trend. The fall of the old tradition and emergence of the original will transfer the power to technologies. It will bring medical revolution in the sector, and change the way of delivering healthcare.

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