Healthcare is being outpaced by technologies in the hands of patients.
The volume of data being generated by patients is rapidly outpacing providers’ ability to incorporate these insights into care. Patients are advocating for the inclusion of this data, which also lends itself to great clinical access, better clinical outcomes, and greater clinical efficiency. The reasons for the disparity in adoption are less technical and more operational. Providers have the ability to leverage these data or risk losing patients to services that will.
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Take, for example, retail clinics with over 2,000 locations that now service more than 11 million patients and generate $1.4 billion annually. As young adults move away from a primary care provider, these acute treatment facilities promise even more The top three reasons: they offer lower cost, easy access, and greater convenience. This according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Health systems had their opportunity to partner with retail clinics; however, many now compete.
Retail clinics were deemed the “game-changer” of healthcare this year. But the truth is, as many providers know, retail clinics changed healthcare a while ago and what we are seeing now is the momentum of consumer-focused companies that have solved for cost and convenience. Today, the true game changer is data.
Data from consumer health technologies, including in-home medical devices, wearables, and consumer health apps, are powering personalized approaches to remote monitoring, population management, and patient engagement – indicating the transformative impact PGHD has on the operational efficiency of healthcare. As care continues to move outside the hospital, providers are increasingly leveraging these data to derive actionable insights and communicate with patients in meaningful ways.
In October 2016, Validic and Sutter Health were selected to collaborate on pilot demonstration. Throughout their work together, Validic and Sutter have effectively proven how PGHD can be delivered within care teams’ workflow to improve access, efficiency, and outcomes.
Dr. Martin Entwistle, president and CEO Ares Health Systems and former executive director of Personal Healthcare Programs for Sutter Health, provided additional insights stating that: “We were able to influence patients to modify things like levels of activity or food intake. These examples illustrated the importance of engaging the patient by presenting them with actionable data.”
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Complimentary Frost & Sullivan Executive Brief: Patient-Centered Healthcare via Patient-Generated Health Data
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