People who are not in the medical industry wonder why everything from doctors visits to hospitalizations, to medicine are so expense. Although the answer to this question tends to be a bit long and complicated, the root of the issue is quite clear. Everything related to the medical industry is so expensive because the same inefficient and outdated processes have been in place for decades on end. The bottom line is that the medical industry as a whole is incredibly slow to adapt to and adopt new technologies. The medical industry has a general resistance to digitization.
In essence, the medical industry continues to rely on paper as their main source of record keeping. This is due to the fact that it’s physical, you can touch it, and that physicality seemingly guarantees less risk. However, the exact opposite is actually true. The dependence on paper is highly inefficient and can create more risk in the long run.
In addition, the inability to properly assess risk can also lead to resistance of implementation of digital solutions across the entire medical industry. So, without further ado, here are the top five (5) reasons why the medical industry should join the digital revolution.
1: Digitization Improves Diagnosis
Technology has the potential to provide doctors with both the ability to speed up and improve their diagnostic capabilities by better managing information flow.
2: Digitization Provides A Far More Convenient Delivery System
Mobile health applications and wearable technologies have the potential to transform healthcare delivery thanks to their ease of use. Smartphones are already being leveraged as a practical health tool. For example, in conjunction with specialized attachments to make certain laboratory-based diagnostics for infectious diseases available at home or the point of care.
3: Digitization Advances Personalized Care
The increase in available data, testing capabilities and cutting edge technologies mean that we may finally be entering the long-promised golden age of personalized healthcare. By better understanding an individual’s genetic profile, more effective therapies can be used.
4: Digitization Provides Advanced Access To Healthcare Services
The World Health Organization, or WHO for short, estimates that by 2035 there will be a global deficit of about 12.9 million skilled health professionals worldwide, disproportionately impacting lower income countries. Digital health can be a powerful enabler to improve healthcare outcomes in these communities.
5: Digitization Improves Drug Discovery And Clinical Development
Pharmaceutical research and development has become far less efficient in recent times. Digital solutions such as clinical trial simulation, modeling and simulation, and computer-assisted trial design, also begin to replace certain lab experiments. The goal is to reduce the time and resources that it takes to bring a medicine to market.
Please contact us today for more information about how the medical industry can join the digital revolution, and how our digital solutions can help your organization. NeoLedge is a well established, yet fast growing electronic document Management Company that has a global reach. The business was founded in France over 25 years ago by a team of entrepreneurs that truly believe innovation is a living and breathing process that pushes us to find better ways to help organizations perform.
That principal has served us well through the years, as we are now a recognized throughout the world as a groundbreaking leader in the cloud based software industry. We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have guided and continue to guide hundreds of organizations through their digital transformation. Our company has also supported thousands of daily users, and millions of managed documents in both the public and private sectors.