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Digital transformation for healthcare isn’t just about technology

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Rahul Agrawal


Nov 5, 2022

Healthcare providers shouldn’t focus on technology alone.

Digital transformation is fundamentally about improving patient experience. So all healthcare organisations have to do is implement these technologies and transform not only their business but the quality of patient care and delivery of services, right?

Of course, if it were that simple, all you’d have to do is call the software programmers and hardware installers. It’s not that simple, or easy. But, There are project and change management principles that can be applied to attain a successful digital transformation. The first thing to remember is that it isn’t actually about technology, even if adopting emerging technologies seems the basis of many digital initiatives.

The major aim should be accomplishing your healthcare organisation’s goals with digital transformation.

The healthcare industry is undergoing a state of growth. Given the pandemic’s rapid acceleration of digital transformation initiatives, healthcare organisations are quickly testing and implementing new ways of offering patient care.

Establish your goals first - then work out how technology can help. You need to have a big picture of what your healthcare organisation seeks to accomplish, then look at how various processes can or should work together collectively to realise those goals.

Getting the big picture on how you want to transform and what experience you want to provide to patients can help you narrow down how digital technology can be best put to use.

Use digital technologies to make patient care easier. Employees can utilise digital tools to provide better health care with insights gleaned through the analysis of health data. Sophisticated technology and artificial intelligence can improve health outcomes while making healthcare professionals clinical care delivery easier at the same time.

Don’t overlook the importance of cultural transformation in advancing digital transformation. It’s critical to note that an effective healthcare digital transformation demands a cultural shift that encompasses implementing new operating models, encouraging new and different ways of thinking about care delivery, and, perhaps most importantly, effectively communicating what you intend to do with patients, providers, and regulators.

Technology doesn’t define what you’re doing or how you need to be doing it, Technology defines what you want the technology to do for you.