Cloudphysician’s Futures Program explores the future of Healthcare and Clinical Technology.
Cloudphysician, a new-age technology company focused on healthcare delivery, has been working with intensivists across the country to promote technology to enhance affordable healthcare for all.
Towards this end, Cloudphysician conducted the second issue of its ‘Futures Program’ in the third week of October 2022 in Bengaluru, where select intensivists dived into a 90-minute interactive session on ‘How to time travel (into the future) – the need to scale up and give quality care through technology, and why intensivists need to be at the core of this evolution in critical care.’
Speakers across the clinical technology industry and product leaders building state-of-the-art products to help clinicians with operational efficiency and improved quality headed the session.
The session not only raised questions about technology in the future of Healthcare but also traversed the solutions gracefully. The attending intensivists got an opportunity to glance through what the ICUs in India will look like in 2030.
The conversation about ‘how clinicians need to go beyond the horizons of clinical medicine to adopt technology and enhance the quality of critical care delivery’ stayed at the center of discussion. Key points discussed during the session are listed below:
The balance between Cost, Quality, and Accessibility holds the key to the future of Healthcare.
There is a trade-off between quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness in the current healthcare scenario. The balance between these highly impacts societal factors like Health, Value & Equity.
The introduction & utilization of medical technology, leading the innovation towards Healthcare, can become the beacon of hope in bringing this balance.
Cloudphysician’s solutions have disrupted the high-acuity critical care space by making the highest-quality care accessible to patients cost-effectively. Such disruptive innovations are strengthening the core of Healthcare systems.
The concern of lagging technological advancement in the Healthcare Industry
Technology serves as an enabler, amplifying disruptive breakthroughs. Most industries globally are experiencing rapid technological advancement, while the Healthcare industry is struggling to provide even the essential equipment in underdeveloped and developing nations.
Lack of data in the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare professionals are dealing with clumsy data, medical errors caused by insufficient data, a lack of collaboration, and a lack of established clinical workflows.
Missing information from medical encounters is a usual practice due to the unavailability of resources. Data availability can effectively upgrade the existing system by making workflow plain sailing.
Technology Augmenting medical experts
Aside from addressing these underlying issues, healthcare professionals must be creative in their use of technologies that can dramatically improve patient outcomes.
Automated video monitoring, early detection of seizures or respiratory distresses, and anomalies in heart rates or urine output, are some of the many required technologies that need to be instilled into daily practice.
Smart accessories which can monitor patient health all time and send reports to their clinics are easily achievable in today’s time.
Empowered care for Empowered patients
With the democratization of knowledge and the ease of real-time communication across geographies, patients are becoming more empowered.
Healthcare providers should strive to align with increased patient empowerment, high quality and service expectations, and rapid technology adoption in order to be ready for the ICU of 2030.