15 Healthcare predictions for 2015
Author:Philippe Houssiau, CSC Vice President Healthcare, UKI
It is clear that 2015 will be another interesting and eventful year for the UKI Healthcare industry. The current financial challenges will still have an impact and with a general election on the horizon we are sure to see a number of changes in market place. In a recent E-Health Insider article,15 experts including Philippe Houssiau, CSC Vice President Healthcare, UKI were asked to give their predictions on what will be the biggest challenges and trends for the Healthcare industry in the coming year.
Firstly, Philippe’s view is that interoperability will become genuinely important. With systems in place across all care settings, and drive from policy makers, there will be is no excuse for siloed information.
Secondly, integrated care will take off. With clinical commissioning groups looking to find ways to enable citizens to make the right health and care choices, we will see new models of technology-enabled coordinated care crossing the boundaries of the health economy.
Thirdly, clinical relevance will become the benchmark, with health leadership looking to technology programmes to deliver end-to-end clinical pathways informed by predictive analytics. Philippe also believes that we are at a tipping point for digital patient engagement. With more than 50% of the adult population owning smart mobile technology and 50% of GP appointments for chronic conditions, the momentum is now unstoppable - with follow-up, monitoring and even diagnosis moving online.
Finally and more speculatively, he feels that 2015 will see the beginnings of CRM for health, with integrated care systems beginning to engage patients in increasingly ‘consumerised’ and social ways.
To read the full article published on E-Health Insider in January 2, please click here.