As healthcare evolves, so do its challenges. Complex diseases that require ongoing, multidisciplinary care are rising steeply.
Yet, we cannot ignore the importance of prevention and follow-up to help both healthy and at-risk populations stay well. At the same time, healthcare facilities no longer stand alone, a single patient may be seen over a long period of time by several care professionals at multiple facilities, operating in a care network.
New healthcare models make a lot of promises: engaged patients, pay-for-performance, improved outcomes at lower cost, and more. But none of this can happen without connected care that eliminates data siloes and enables information exchange between all different care team members, inside and outside the hospital.