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Future Healthcare Phil Summit 2024: 4 Key Takeaways

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The ongoing progress of technology will undoubtedly influence the trajectory of healthcare, underscoring the necessity for continuous adaptation and innovation within the field.

Last April 18, 2024, I had the opportunity to join the Future Healthcare Phil Summit 2024 held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Manila. The event was an immersive experience with multiple enlightening presentations and panel discussions by eminent speakers – all experts in their respective fields in health, technology, or both. Representatives of major institutions and decision makers who attended were also able to enjoy informative discussions and visit booths to learn more about current innovations in health tech. 

As a medical professional working in the tech sector, here are a few insights I have gleaned from the event: 

1.There is no end to innovation – health technology exists to make work easier for humankind.

To bridge the logistics gap, tech innovations have allowed medical professionals to store information in means convenient to them. Clinic and hospital managers have the option to store information in a cloud instead of having to track and keep patient information in a physical medical records section or a server room. Processes are streamlined to allow for easier correspondence between medical professionals and also between patients and their healthcare provider/s, such as through the means of telemedicine. Health tech provides solutions to issues regarding accessibility and lightens the workload for medical staff. Additionally, records and reports can easily be reviewed and analyzed to give insights on how to further improve operations.

2. Healthcare is constantly evolving; hence, health technology also has to responsively evolve.

Companies can provide solutions to the needs of the growing health industry. Tech solutions like the use of AI in medical data analytics,  hospital and clinic management systems that go beyond what is basic and could integrate other necessary services could potentially be the standard across the whole country, as they could address a myriad of needs coming from the healthcare sector. The nation’s health sector would, in turn, do well to keep up with the development of the tech industry in order to predict possible potentials for growth and improvement.

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3. Medical professionals and key decision makers will benefit from improving their tech-related knowledge.

This allows them to understand developments from the field that are applicable to their needs. Knowing how things work would make them more proficient in using any system that is made for the medical industry, which would in turn ease the burdens during collaborative efforts. Proper use of tech solutions in healthcare would also ensure that lesser gaps would exist in patient care and healthcare delivery. 

4. Find the best solution and not just any solution.

Many companies could present features and give a rough idea of what they can deliver, but decisions need to be made based on more tangible concepts. A well-vouched provider that can ensure long-term support and can address queries with responses specific to the issue could reassure clients that their concerns will have concrete solutions. This is something that Exist Software Labs Inc., in partnership with Tableau, can deliver. From the comprehensive clinical management system and combination hospital information and clinical system, to the integrated AI-powered data analytics module, to other customized IT solutions, Exist Labs can find the solution for you.

Chelsea Patricia L. Lopez, MD is a general practitioner and a business analyst in an IT solutions firm. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and has a keen interest in the marriage of the healthcare and technology sectors. In her spare time, she studies traditional medicine and listens to a wide range of music.

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    Why you need UpToDate

    UpToDate is a clinical resource tool that provides clinicians support in making evidence-based decisions. Using UpToDate enables clinicians to have more confidence in making even the most complex decisions in the most complex situations. With an average session duration of just over a minute for both mobile and web users, clinicians can get the information they need to be able to make a more informed decision.

    Not convinced yet? Here are 5 more reasons why you need UpToDate!

    Remove Unwanted Variability

    By using an advanced software that allows clinicians across multiple departments to make an evidence-based decision, unwanted variability in care can be reduced. Clinicians will find it easier to choose the best care treatment instead of having to test several procedures only to find out that it’s not the best solution.

    This process aligns care teams by providing them with information on several treatments backed with evidence allowing them to provide the best care possible for their patients.

    Author & Content Quality

    “More than a summary of the evidence, our comprehensive content is designed to be accessible and actionable to help you answer common or complex and challenging clinical questions.

    UpToDate’s unique differentiator from its competitors is its rigorous editorial process. Currently, there are over 7,400 authors and editors composed mainly of physicians, clinicians, and peer reviewers who continuously collaborate to provide useful information at the point of care. 

    With each topic having assigned an expert physician author and at least two specialty-specific physician reviewers, a thorough evaluation of the literature is done. This committee then agrees on clear treatments and screening recommendations in order to assist physicians and clinicians in making the best feasible care decisions.

    Thousands of Topics

    UpToDate currently has more than 12,000 topics that are spread across 25 different specialties, provided with over 514,000 references. Note that for each topic, there’s an individual committee that strives to make sure that evidence and recommendations are present. 

    In addition to this wide range of topics, UpToDate has more than 6,900 unique drug entries, along with information on drug interactions. There are also over 36,000 graphics that consists of tables, images, and figures that clinicians can use.

    Graded Recommendations

    “When you’re treating a patient, you want to make decisions based on the best available evidence and expertise. But even the most experienced clinicians need support in keeping up with new research and advances in care.”

    While it’s great to have an advanced system that lets clinicians do their research, UpToDate takes it a step further.

    Dr. Gordon Guyatt, along with the GRADE Working Group, has been working with UpToDate since 2001 to incorporate the GRADE system into UpToDate topics. 

    Dr. Guyatt coined the term “evidence-based medicine” back in 1992. He is recognized as a world leader in this area and is the co-founder of the GRADE System. He provides regular training to UpToDate’s physician editors about evidence-based medicine and grading.

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    Dr. Gordon Guyatt | Program Director of Internal Medicine at McMaster University from 1990 to 1997

    The GRADE System is a set of recommendations based on a synthesis of evidence, including those that are obtained from clinical trials and experience.

    Great User Feedback

    In October 2020, a survey was conducted amongst 14,137 UpToDate users to test how they feel about UpToDate. Here are some notable results. 

    98% or 13,854 of the respondents said that they trust UpToDate as a point-of-care clinical information resource.

    96% or 13,571 of the respondents said that UpToDate improves the quality of care they can provide.

    90% or 12,723 of the respondents said that UpToDate saves them time.

    88% or 12,441 of the respondents said that using UpToDate had an effect on their patient management approach.

    86% or 12,158 of the respondents revealed that using UpToDate led to more appropriate diagnostic testing.

    These results only show that UpToDate, in fact, has a positive effect on its users and ultimately, the care they can provide. UpToDate currently has over 2 million users in more than 38,800 institutional sites across 191 countries – all of which add up to more than 617 million topic views per year.

    These are the reasons why you need UpToDate!

    If you’re interested in getting UpToDate for your hospital, kindly leave your information on the form below and we’ll reach out to you right away and discuss more on why you need UpToDate for your hospital! Get better care for your patients now, and make every decision matter with UpToDate. 

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      Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) play a huge role in making sure that enterprise clinics can stay on top when it comes to managing patients. With enterprise clinics, having an enterprise-grade EMR and CMS that can support your clinic’s complex operations is a must! Accessing patient records for clinics that can create a clinic network for multiple branches can be helpful for both patients and the management. 

      For the patients, this allows them to have a freedom to choose which brand is more convenient for them. On the other hand, it increases the clinic’s efficiency and consolidates medical records into a single document as the patient’s EMR serves as a basis for all their current and underlying conditions which affects the clinicians and physicians’ approach in delivering care.

      Enterprise clinics (multi-branch clinics, maritime clinics, mega clinics, etc.) need clinic systems that are designed to address interoperability between several departments and branches to make a network of care much like how different banks work together. 

      Medcurial’s Enterprise-grade EMR & Clinic System

      Medcurial CMS Enterprise is a web-based clinic management system for enterprise clinics, with a DOH-compliant enterprise-grade EMR, is best suited for clinics with multiple departments offering comprehensive medical and diagnostic services such as specialized occupational care centers, maritime and seafarers clinics, laboratories, and clinics with 20 or more users. Medcurial CMS Enterprise can help in increasing the efficiency of clinical processes which leads to better patient outcomes. Here’s some of Medcurial’s features:

      • Access all your patient records through an online, customizable, fully DOH-compliant enterprise-grade EMR system.

      • Deliver care beyond your clinic’s walls by engaging and connecting with your patients through a secure online patient portal.

      • Use telemedicine to conduct secure virtual/remote consultations and regular check-ups.

      • Open for 3rd Party Integration such as LIS, RIS, ERP, etc.

      • Access through any browser on your preferred device.

      • Track the current location of patients inside your clinic (by monitoring which section they are currently queued in).

      Stay tuned to find out more about Medcurial CMS Enterprise in our following blogs! If you’re interested in upgrading your clinic system to Medcurial, reach out to us and we’ll schedule you a free demo. 

      You can also try the free version for single-practice clinics here.

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        Do we really need EMRs for Telemedicine? Java, Java Philippines

        Do we really need EMRs for Telemedicine in 2022?

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        EMRs for Telemedicine

        With the continuous innovation of technology in the world, the usage of Telemedicine is spreading now more than ever. 

        According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Telemedicine signifies the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to medical information. Moreover, they explained:

        “The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.”  

        Globally, the trend for the application of EMRs for Telemedicine since the start of the pandemic has been consistently rising. The risk of contracting COVID 19 when having to go to hospitals for check ups and consultations may be the biggest driver for the increasing application of Telemedicine. 

        In the Philippines, one Telemedicine provider reported a 170% increase in the number of teleconsultations, with an 80% resolution rate. Even the Department of Health (DOH) urges the public to opt for a teleconsult when dealing with non-urgent medical needs to prevent overcrowding in hospitals, therefore minimizing the risks of spreading the virus.

        However, for EMRs for Telemedicine to be more effective, clinicians will still need access to patient medical information, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), in order to give a proper diagnosis. Using EMRs for Telemedicine provides care providers with the necessary information that they should have in order to make an informed decision. Simultaneously, EMR also increases efficiency by reducing redundant tests since patient history is properly disclosed in the patient’s records.

        By using a system that’s integrated with EMRs and Telemedicine, hospitals and clinics can practice the use of these features and be able to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and do follow-ups from a distance. 

        So why use EMRs for Telemedicine?

        1. Coordinated care and better teleconsult

        Through EMRs, e-consultations can support a more team-based & holistic approach to patient care. By being able to see the patient’s previous results across different care settings, clinicians are better equipped to make informed decisions, thus ensuring quality patient care outcomes.

        2. Minimized duplication of records

        With proper handling of EMRs, there will only be 1 record per patient. This becomes a huge help when dealing with patients who are not aware that they already have an existing record. When making an EMR for a patient, the system will automatically detect if the person already has an existing record, saving time for both the hospital and the patient.

        3. Automated data entries

        If EMRs and Telemedicine are integrated into one system, doctor notes during a consult will automatically be part of the patient’s EMR for future reference. This ensures the accuracy of data entries into the patient’s records.

        With all these present, hospitals and clinics should consider having a system that can support the usage of Telemedicine through EMRs. 

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         Exist’s healthcare IT systems address the management of patient information to connect users and different care providers to help achieve ease of care, drive cost and process efficiencies.

        Learn more about how Exist’s DOH-Accredited Electronic Medical Records, along with a Hospital and Clinic system that carries a Telemedicine module, can help you improve your practice and enhance patient care.

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        How do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers?

        How Do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers in 2022?

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        By this time, we all know that hospital and clinic systems are very helpful whenever it comes to patient care. Being able to know the patient’s medical history, allergic reactions, and previous prescriptions is very helpful in making sure that our healthcare workers can provide the best care possible. Since the landscape of Healthcare IT is continuously evolving, we should know how do hospital and clinic systems help our healthcare workers.

        How Do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help Our Healthcare Workers in 2022?

        Most of us take for granted the importance of hospital and clinic systems in achieving quality patient care.  However, no one can argue that to provide the best care possible, doctors and nurses require valuable medical information like medical history, allergy information, medications, and other clinical data.

        But these systems not only benefit patients, it also helps our healthcare workers making them more successful in the work they do which is saving lives!

        During this time of the pandemic, our healthcare workers are front liners – leading us in the battle against COVID-19. Knowing that, isn’t it important that we also protect them? It is possible that some patients have been consciously hiding information from their care team that could potentially put them at risk. Some have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 yet don’t feel the need to disclose it to their physicians. Whatever their reasons, these actions put healthcare workers at risk.

        So how do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers?

        Knowing the Patient History

        Knowledge about the patient’s history and previous conditions that could affect their current state. It also helps them by being able to avoid drugs that had already shown adverse reactions on the patient. The efficiency of patient care also increases because redundant tests will be avoided.

        In relation to the current pandemic, being able to know the patient’s history could help in determining the current causes of their illnesses, which could lead to knowing if it is COVID related or not.

        Misreading of Prescriptions or Previous Notes

        With EMRs, everything is digitally transcribed. A 2007 study in US showed that when hospitals started using EMRs, there was a 66% drop in prescription errors. Thousands of medication errors were recorded yearly due to a very simple factor – illegibility of handwriting.

        Support Tools

        Having a hospital or clinic system that has support tools has a great effect on patient outcomes. Some examples of support tools are drug referencing tools and evidence-based decision support tools, such as Lexicomp and UpToDate by Wolters Kluwer. By being able to look at previous studies, evidence, and drug approaches, physicians and clinicians will be able to have a more efficient, effective, and holistic view of the patient’s recovery plans. 

        A survey done in 2020 with 14,137 participants showed that 98% of them are satisfied with UpToDate and that they trust UpToDate as a point-of-care clinical information resource. 96% of them believed that UpToDate improves the quality of care they can provide. 90% said that using UpToDate saves them time. 88% made changes to their patient management, and 86% believe that UpToDate has led to more appropriate diagnostic testing. ‘’

        Now that COVID is mutating faster than we can cope, having a support tool that is updated by professionals around the world gives our healthcare workers the edge to make sure that they and their patients are safer.

        Telemedicine Module

        Another emerging tool for our healthcare workers is the option to do consultations virtually. With widespread internet and affordable devices, geography poses no issue anymore. Telemedicine provides doctors and their patients an immediate and more convenient way of doing consultations. Because of the risks posed by COVID-19, it is definitely safer not only for the patients who have to travel, but also for the physicians and clinicians as it drastically reduces the number of in-person appointments. Despite its limitations of not being able to perform close examination crucial to some specializations, the benefit of remote consults will benefit healthcare workers as it helps reduce the spread of infections.

        Hospital and Clinic Systems Do Help.

        We could go on and on about answering the question “How Do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers in 2022?” and discuss the many benefits of these systems, but it all boils down to answering the question. Does it do good for patients and healthcare workers alike?

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        Save Patients Lives by Using UpToDate, Lexicomp, and MERX in 2022

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        The Power of One for Decision Support webinar was held last June 24, 2021! In the clip below, Michelle Topacio from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness discussed how using Wolters Kluwers’ UpToDate and Lexicomp helps healthcare providers deliver the best quality of care and actually save patients lives!

        Providing the best evidence to make harmonized decisions.

        For those using UTD, the diagnostic error was 2% as compared to a 24% diagnostic error rate for those who were not (using UpToDate)

        UpToDate is composed of a team of 7,300+ clinician experts who continuously maintain and publish updates. It has 6,900+ unique drug entries, 9,500+ graded recommendations, 12,000+ clinical topics, 1,500+ patient education topics, 425+ journals that are hand searched and reviewed, and 514,000+ references.

        A survey done in 2020 with 14,137 participants showed that 98% of them are satisfied with UpToDate and that they trust UpToDate as a point-of-care clinical information resource. 96% of them believed that UpToDate improves the quality of care they can provide. 90% said that using UpToDate saves them time. 88% made changes to their patient management, and 86% believe that UpToDate has led to more appropriate diagnostic testing.

        UpToDate, Lexicomp, and MERX Help Save Patients Lives

        These kinds of outcomes are critical in assessing the effectiveness, the utility, and the impact Wolters Kluwer’s resources can have in improving clinical effectiveness.

        As a Gold Partner of Wolters Kluwer in the Philippines, Exist is committed to finding ways on improving hospital and clinic systems while promoting evidence-based care to help them achieve quality patient outcomes and Save Patient’s Lives.

        By integrating both UpToDate and Lexicomp into MERX, clients can instantly access these clinical decision support systems within the hospital system’s interface.  As the clip below shows, MERX users can readily take advantage of information references from UpToDate and Lexicomp at the point of care! 

        • With this, Merx provides clinicians with the tools that integrate into clinical workflows that reduce medication and diagnostic errors.
        • Easily align care teams across the entire healthcare system with information that supports evidence-based care this in return helps Save Patient’s Lives.
        • Provide users with information right at their fingertips that helps the physician make good decisions and ensures that the nurses, pharmacists, and patients are all aligned with that decision-making.

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        How Integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems Helps

        How integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems in 2022 Helps

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        Introducing innovation into the health system is directed at enhancing clinical effectiveness

        The healthcare industry is becoming more and more volatile as made more apparent by the ongoing global pandemic. Globally, research is being conducted in hopes to find better ways and solutions to dealing with the virus. Prescriptions, medications, and treatment protocols are updated on a daily basis in order to minimize the rise of COVID cases and deaths. Simply put, all clinicians and health practitioners rely on updated data to improve the delivery of patient care.

        The power of accessible medical information and staying updated on medical news, studies, and breakthroughs are essential in improving patient outcomes. Such valuable information is exactly what UpToDate offers. Read on to learn more about this evidence-based decision support tool, and how integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems can be helpful.

        What is UpToDate?

        UpToDate is developed by Wolters Kluwer, a provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers, students, and the next generation of healthcare providers. 

        UpToDate is updated daily following a continual comprehensive review of peer-reviewed journals, clinical databases, and other resources, by more than 7,100 world-renowned physician authors and editors.

        UpToDate not only provides clinicians with easily accessible data, it also aligns care teams to provide a more unified decision whenever it comes to clinical analysis. UpToDate also provides the opportunity to align care teams to provide a more unified decision on clinical analyses. Consequently, this allows a more synchronized delivery of patient care through evidence-based data and recommendations by renowned experts around the world. 

        Results from Asian Hospital and Medical Center have shown that with the use of UpToDate, there has been a downward trend in ICU mortality. Dr. Ana Maria Jimenez, Director for Quality, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, says

        If, for instance, an ICU intensivist needs to review certain topics, be it about an illness, diagnostics, or differential diagnosis, and especially when they encounter these topics for the first time, they turn to UpToDate.

        UpToDate and COVID-19 Treatment

        COVID-19 is novel, therefore physicians require regular updates on its infections and treatments. With UpToDate, resources are updated daily – this brings clinicians more confidence in making sure that their decisions are supported by evidence and information.

        Dr. Jimenez also states:

        The ICU intensivists also use UpToDate to check if there are new guidelines on process measures for ICU as well as the contention with regard to how fast to lower FiO2 in ventilated Covid-19 patients. Our Emergency Physicians likewise refer to UpToDate for Covid-19 treatment updates like for the management of ARDS and for the use of high-flow nasal cannulas. Furthermore, we consulted the literature when we created the hospital policy on protected code blue, which resulted in an improvement in our Healthcare Worker safety.

        MERX HIS – Integrating UpToDate 

        Critical to healthcare quality and safety, clinical effectiveness ensures patients’ total healthcare experience remains the primary priority

        As a Gold Partner of Wolters Kluwer in the Philippines, Exist continues to find ways how to improve its hospital and clinic systems to promote evidence-based care to help them achieve quality patient outcomes.

        At present, we are already integrating UpToDate (and Lexicomp) into our hospital information system, MERX. This means that clients can easily access these clinical decision systems right inside their MERX interface. With this integration, clinicians and healthcare teams will have quick access to relevant and updated information provided by UptoDate and Lexicomp and help harmonize decisions in the delivery of patient care.

        By integrating UpToDate, MERX is further able to:

        • Provide tools that integrate into clinical workflows that reduce medication and diagnostic errors, 
        • Align care teams across the entire healthcare system with information that supports evidence-based care. 
        • Provide information that helps the physician make good decisions and ensures that the nurses, pharmacists, and patients are all aligned with that decision-making.

        This quality of healthcare solution that Exist Healthcare provides is one of the reasons why the team caters to 3 out of 6 JCI (Joint Commission International) Accredited Philippine hospitals. 

        Get the most out of your hospital system by integrating UpToDate into MERX!

        Learn more about this in our upcoming webinar on The Power of One for Decision Support! Click here for more details.

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        The Power of One for Decision Support 2022, Java, Java Philippines

        The Power of One for Decision Support 2022

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        A FREE Learning Session on why Every Decision Matters

         

        This event will be held on June 24, 2021. Click here to register!

        More than ever, outcomes are determined by the quality of care team decisions and alignment of decision-making across teams! Care suffers when members of care teams — physicians, nurses, and pharmacists — look up clinical information on disparate and unconnected resources. “The Power of One for Decision Support” is vital in saving lives

        To truly improve the quality of care, reduce unwanted variability and reduce costs, you need to empower all healthcare providers and patients with trusted and consistent information. This means having actionable evidence-based content from one trusted source that works across the continuum of care and aligns with best practices.

        The Power of One for Decision Support

        Join us as Wolters Kluwer and Exist, host, a learning session on “The Power of One for Decision Support” and take a deeper look into the industry’s most comprehensive medication and disease solution to support hospital clinicians’ decision-making and help enhance patient safety. 

        See how Exist’s Merx hospital information system provides quick access to UpToDate and Lexicomp to align care teams with the same evidence-based guidance — that translates into better, more “harmonized” care for patients!

         

        Here are the speakers that will help us make each decision count!

         

        Michelle Topacio, Partner Business Lead, ASEAN Region, Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness


        Michelle has more than 15 years experience in the healthcare industry covering pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare IT. She joined Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness Division in February 2021 and is responsible in offering Clinical Decision Support resources for the Philippine market. Michelle is a strong advocate for evidence-based medicine to support healthcare institutions and medical schools to reduce variability in care and improve patient outcomes.

        Willex Perez, VP of Sales and Marketing,
        Exist Software Labs, Inc.


        Willex Perez is one of the founders of Exist and the key person responsible for Exist’s Sales and Marketing group. He also heads Exist Healthcare and is in charge of leading the push for healthcare IT innovations with their Merx Hospital Information System and Medcurial — its enterprise leading clinic management system and EMR.

        Investing in Healthcare IT, Supporting Care Workers, Java, Java Philippines

        Investing in Healthcare IT Systems in 2021 , A tremendous support for Care Workers

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        Healthcare IT Systems: Supporting Care Workers


        2021 is for the health and care workers who are possibly among the rare few not threatened with job displacement. This is despite the increased use of technology.  On the contrary, the partnership between them has helped push online care providers into the mainstream. Yet, this is just the beginning.

        The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared

        and rightfully so because more than any other group, they are at the frontlines risking their own health caring for those seemingly increasing numbers of patients with Covid.

        According to WHO, “the YHCW is an opportunity to draw attention to the need for greater investments in health and care workforce readiness, education and learning to manage the pandemic and its consequences and to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine.

        Beyond COVID-19, investments are also needed in health and care workers’ ability to deliver primary health care, manage noncommunicable diseases, and provide mental health services, maternal and child health care, long-term care, and palliative care.”

        Healthcare IT: Technology More Than Plays Its Part

        Further, WHO also states, “Investments in education, continuing professional development, well-being, and occupational safety in all of these areas are important preconditions for retaining and attracting health and care professionals. Without making health and care work a desirable and supported career path. Countries will also struggle to attract newcomers, including in rural areas. Moreover, it will also be challenging to progress towards universal health coverage and stronger, more resilient health systems.”

        While Exist Healthcare and Medcurial have committed to developing the systems to promote better patient outcomes and better care delivery, YHCW is also a timely reminder of the need for better-designed systems that support positive user experiences enabling happy and productive care providers.

        Healthcare IT systems have time and again mitigated the risks of spreading infection for patients and users alike. This is due to the increasing use of online technology. Things are not likely to go back to normal soon. Along with this, the use of telemedicine and remote care portals and protocols will likely continue and spur further improvements.

        Unsung heroes for years, the pandemic now gave care workers the attention they deserve. By equipping them with the tools, healthcare IT will always provide them with needed help. This will let them discharge their medical duties the best they can safely while at the front lines—not only for their patients but for their families waiting for them at home.

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