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Hospitals (and CIOs) needs to assimilate the value agenda – and digitalization plays a big part for that transformation can happen successfully.
With better disease control, treatment and medicine - chronical ill patients for example lives longer and are putting the healthcare sector in a stress position. The participants in the health care system have to long competed to shift costs and increase volume, rather than create value for patients the authors argue. That creates a burning platform in the healthcare sector, because it is getting to expensive. We need to change.
One of the answers is value based healthcare (or quality based healthcare) and as a concept, it is sweeping in across Europe these years. CIOs in the healthcare sector(s) and IT Vendors must support that tendency and design digital solutions according to the new agenda.
Today healthcare is not based on value nor quality as most of the healthcare systems in Europe are managed by two overall factors.
Health care leaders and policy makers have tried countless incremental fixes: reducing errors, enforcing practice guidelines, making patients better “consumers,” implementing electronic medical records—but none have had much impact.
How do we face these challenges without compromising the integrity of practitioners, the dignity of patients and the good quality care that we are known for around the world?
Embracing the goal of value at the senior management and regional level is essential, because the value agenda requires a fundamental departure from the past. While health care organizations have never been against improving outcomes, their central focus has been on growing volumes and maintaining margins.
One of the things welfare technology has proven to be is cost-effective. From 2014 – 2016 the Municipalities of Denmark has saved over 500 million DKK, which clearly shows that with the right technology, implementation and will to use the new tools, you can not only improve the outcome for the patient, but save money doing so.
Implementing the value agenda is not a one-shot effort; it is an open-ended commitment. It is a journey that providers embark on, starting with the adoption of the goal of value, a culture of patients first, and the expectation of constant, measurable improvement.
But, how to start? Join this year’s WHINN to improve your chances of making a successful transition into a value based future – for the benefit of everyone!
Some of the events who will talk about this topic are:
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Located in the city of Odense in Southern Denmark, WHINN is one week with conferences, side events, exhibition, matchmaking and networking activities - all within health and innovation.