Rapid advancements in healthcare technology are transforming healthcare. During 2016, we expect to see the continued emergence of these five trends.
In today’s competitive healthcare environment, patients are playing a larger decision-making role in choosing and managing treatment options than ever before. Yesterday’s patients have become today’s healthcare consumers and empowered patients are shopping for more personalized health services and providers that stand out from the crowd.
U.S. healthcare reform legislation is leading to a “new normal” in healthcare. The emergence of EHRs (electronic health records), HIEs (health information exchanges) and ACOs (accountable care organizations) emphasizes the importance of care coordination across a patient population by facilitating access to patient data across multiple healthcare providers and facilities.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the state-of-theart 335-bed facility recently purchased a DX-G CR solution that allows it to reduce radiation dose by 57% compared to its previous CR system. The hospital’s 600-plus pediatricians and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and education. In addition to its primary facility, Children’s Mercy serves the community and the greater Midwest with outpatient facilities and outreach clinics throughout the city, county and surrounding communities.