We recently published our report: 5 Healthcare IT Trends to Watch in 2017. But we wanted to know what other influencers in the healthcare space are envisioning for this year.
Today's guest blogger is Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis.
Driving Internal Adoption of Virtual Care will be a Priority
Patient demand for virtual care continues to rise. My Magic 8 Ball says, "You may rely on it." If that's not enough for you, a recent survey by Rock Health found that 46% of consumers are active digital health adopters, up from 19% the previous year. The upshot is health systems will need their providers fully engaged and supportive of this mode of care delivery.
This year, health systems will focus on change management, provider engagement, and making a cultural shift toward embracing virtual care and other digital health technologies. Fortunately for health systems, online channels are gaining traction as a mode of care delivery. For example, a study by the Robert Graham Center found that 85% of physicians would consider using telehealth. This acceptance by physicians should make change management and the cultural shift toward embracing virtual access points much easier.
About: Zipnosis partners with healthcare systems nationwide to provide our industry-leading white-labeled software platform that offers patients ultra-convenient access to care while dramatically improving clinician efficiency. Patients may be virtually treated for more than 90 conditions using its pioneering adaptive interview, triaged directly into a phone or video encounter, or directed to visit a client for faster service using the ZipTicket® boarding pass for rapid lab tests like strep. Read in depth here on the Zipnosis CEO piece.
Tags: Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism, Healthcare predictions