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Health-Care Trends to Account for When Planning Your Budget

Healthcare March 30, 2017

The medical field is so high tech right now that keeping up with all the health care trends and technology solutions has become exhausting.

Medical professionals seem to constantly scout out the next best tech, implementing the solution faster than it can be delivered. World-class medical facilities have all the right pieces in-house. They work together to ensure patients receive the best possible care and that results are accurate.

When it comes time to budget in these solutions, it's important to look at current and emerging health-care technology trends to see what's working well, and what isn't.

It might be helpful to start with an overall assessment of the current situation. This helps you see where your technology solutions stand and how well they're working to aid staff in their day-to-day operations.

5 Health-Care Trends

1. Training and Education

These programs improve care by simulating real-world experiences, which helps prepare staff for varying situations.

2. Video Consultation Rooms

These spaces allow specialists and other members of a patient’s care team to easily collaborate, making communication seamless.

3. Digital Signage

The right signage will welcome, guide, and inform visitors. 

4. Collaboration Spaces

Health care providers can easily meet, present ideas, video conference, and more in these rooms, ensuring that everybody is on the same page at all times.

5. Mobile Technology

Whether for training medical providers or treating patients remotely, these technologies expand the range of care and improve its quality by presenting more opportunities to medical organizations and the communities they serve.

Assessing Your Situation

  • No change: If your current solution works well and meets your needs, it doesn’t necessarily need to be replaced. In other words, if it's not broken don't fix it.
  • A refresh: Some equipment may simply need an update or a repair. In some cases, that could be a software update. In others, individual parts might need swapping out or a new location.
  • A replacement:  Some outdated technologies will drag you down. Replacing the right equipment will be a smart investment that will benefit your organization, as well as your patients and staff.

 

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