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How can healthcare providers harness digital technologies to combat medical labor shortages in the US?

Through 2023, healthcare providers in the US have expressed interest and inclination to invest more in technology solutions to fight challenges.
The healthcare sector faces a slew of challenges: clinician burnout, a spike in patient-care demands from an aging population, the end of public health emergency waivers and flexibilities post-COVID-19, and skill shortages. Plus, a rapidly shrinking workforce, which is the result of:
Rise in mortality of working-age Americans due to lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide. The trend has been exacerbated post-COVID-19.
Baby boomers (born 1946-64) are retiring, but fewer young Americans are replacing the workforce, as fertility rates have plummeted since 2007.

Understanding the potential of large language models in the healthcare sector

Generative AI and large language models (LLMs) in the healthcare sector are expected to bring about transformative changes to medicine, patient care, and medical education. Powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced natural language processing, and deep learning, healthcare LLMs are algorithms that analyze vast amounts of medical data to assist healthcare professionals in myriad ways, many still in the process of being discovered.
Most of you may be familiar with the term generative AI, which exploded into public consciousness in 2023. Generative AI is a subset of AI and refers to an algorithm that can “generate” fresh content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos -based on large sets of training data. Think Scribe AI (process documentation), GitHub Copilot (auto-completion of code), Dall-E2 (image generation with text prompt), and Synthesia (synthetic videos). And, of course, ChatGPT (versatile chatbot).

New cybersecurity performance goals are coming to the US healthcare sector in 2024

An attack on the cybersecurity of a healthcare system is an attack on patients. 2023 has seen a record number of attacks on US hospitals, with high-impact ransomware attacks that shut down hospital computer systems and deny clinicians access to patient information becoming more prevalent.
Ransomware attacks are taking the form of “double extortion.” The hackers first encrypt data and demand a ransom to decrypt it; they also threaten to publish the sensitive exfiltrated data unless another ransom amount is paid.
The threat actors for ransomware include Rhysida, Clop, NoEscape, BlackCat, LockBit3.0, Medusa, SiegedSec, and Hunters International, and the vulnerabilities exploited include the MOVEit file transfer service and Citrix Bleed – Citrix Netscaler ADC and Gateway.
Healthcare breaches have impacted an estimated 100 million individuals over the years, and 2023 has proved to be the worst year yet in terms of breached health records. From January through November this year, 115,705,433 healthcare records have been exposed or compromised – more than the combined total for 2021 and 2022.

Healthcare technology trends to watch out for in 2023 and beyond to improve services

The rapid pace of technological advancements has seen the healthcare industry undergo a remarkable transformation. The manner in which clinicians diagnose, treat and manage patients has improved drastically in recent years. So much so, healthcare enterprises, professionals and even patients have no other choice but to update themselves on technology trends in healthcare.
Precision medicine, data-driven decision-making, and telemedicine, will help professionals make a name as healers; for organizations which embrace these advancements, the rewards are improved patient care, increased cost-efficiency, and enhanced accessibility of healthcare services. As for patients, new healthcare it trends enable earlier disease detection, personalized treatment plans, and remote monitoring.

The role of CRM in healthcare for efficient patient data storage and management

Patient-centric care is the new buzzword in the healthcare industry and we are witnessing significant transformation with a growing emphasis on customer relationship management (CRM).
While information is easy to access and digital devices are ubiquitous these days, patients may be better informed about their medical condition, but still lack the expert knowledge of a provider. Unless the provider-patient relationship changes to a collaborative partnership, it is not possible for the patient to participate actively in disease management.

Role of patient engagement in improving health outcomes

Patient engagement in healthcare is the art of getting patients to get actively involved in their medical care pathways. It goes beyond the traditional patient-provider relationship, and is focused more on encouraging collaboration and shared decision-making between healthcare professionals and patients. All patient engagement strategies are based on the belief that engaged patients understand their illness better and are therefore more inclined to follow their treatment plans. Improving patient engagement helps patients make informed choices about their health.

5 best practices for successful health IT implementation

Health IT implementation is not just about buying a bunch of software and hardware.
Healthcare IT implementation involves patient and clinician-friendly integration of information technology systems and solutions- including communications, components and interactions of healthcare programs, within healthcare organizations to improve efficiency, patient care, and data management. Correct healthcare IT implementation has the potential to greatly enhance clinical outcomes, streamline operations, and ensure data security and interoperability.

The role of IT consulting in healthcare transformation

Information technology (IT) is revolutionizing every sphere of activity in the world. The importance of IT in healthcare operations, delivery and outcomes is growing after the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impact is quite evident across hospitals, pharmacies, insurance companies and patients, the journey to digital transformation has just begun. Evolving consumer behavior and market forces together with rapid digitization and innovative technologies has healthcare enterprises scrambling to deploy big ticket projects. However, in the absence of technical expertise, a data-driven plan and a long-term strategy, they fail to leverage the fullbenefits of information technology in healthcare.