Zendoks can help you transform your practice in a way that will allow you to easily adopt digital health. As the U.S. healthcare system is potentially transforming once again from our latest elections, the industry is looking towards digital health to help decrease costs and increase efficiencies. Here are six reasons why digital health is growing and coming of age...
A large portion of the population has seen their deductibles soar recently. Some estimates see that number more than 5 fold in the last 10 years. This causes consumers to become more aware of healthcare costs and demand higher-value services.
Digitization of Data
Since the HITECH act has come into play, practices have been forced to implement electronic health records. EHR data provides a new opportunity for deeper health analytics, a centralized platform for provider/patient interactions, and new technology opportunities that may have not been available or too expensive to adopt previously.
Increased Awareness of Value-based Medicine
Medicare has recently been pushing a large focus on healthcare outcomes. This shift from focusing just on procedures has created an environment for care providers to give higher quality healthcare at lower costs. Many consider the current fee-for-service model unsustainable because of the incentive to drive higher volume and pricing without sufficient correlation to the quality of outcomes.
The high adoption rates of powerful smartphones and wearable devices has created opportunities to collect actionable data that in turn creates valuable information.
Higher Adoption and Interaction
Care providers from all medical backgrounds are continually adoption technology. Often driven by consumer demand through the use of smartphones and wearable devices. Care providers are now seeing how easily communication and insights can be maintained outside of the office.
Large Companies and New Startups are Innovating
Many large corporations are adopting digital health technology to help their businesses. Startups (like Zendoks) are developing software platforms to help the transition into our digital health future by making it easy and cost effective to help provide better outcomes to patients.
Digital health is just starting to revolutionize healthcare. As this phenomenon grows, we will see diagnosis, prevention and treatment more widely accessible at a fraction of the cost. We are on the dawn of a revolution that will take years to mature. Are you ready?