Technology has drastically changed how hospitals and other medical facilities operate. In fact, today’s healthcare system looks nothing like it did 100 years ago—and that’s largely due to the numerous technology innovations that are seen throughout U.S. hospitals.
Most physicians and clinicians don’t make house calls anymore, and antibiotics allow people to recover from potentially fatal illnesses. But healthcare isn’t done evolving, and technology will play a big role in how organizations evolve in the future. Here are key things that hospitals and health systems do today that won’t be necessary in the future, according to healthcare executives.
1. Invest in supporting applications and duplicative technologies. The health IT space expanded rapidly over the past decade and many health systems purchase applications that require an infrastructure footprint that is on premise or refreshing equipment, but as those applications become more cloud-centric, they will likely become more reliable and cost-effective, said Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System CIO Jeffrey Sturman.
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