Top E-healthcare challenges in 2021 — and how Aimedis meets them
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Fri May 14 2021
Global healthcare is facing rising challenges that make all parties of the healthcare system in a continuous urge to intelligent solutions. The rise of medical conditions amongst an aging population globally and the increase in the traveling industry make it necessary to look for fast-evolving technological innovations to create promising solutions for these pain points. One of the most crucial functions to expect from these technological innovations is connecting healthcare institutions and systems with integrated systems to facilitate communication and safely store patients’ data.
In 2021, we see the significant challenges faced by the healthcare system and how Aimedis to bring an intelligent solution to each one of them.
First, IT security and data privacy
In the last decade, Healthcare systems faced many challenges in IT security and patient data privacy issues. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic magnified these weaknesses in the security of the patient’s medical information. It revealed the need for new secure technologies that help hospitals and health providers store and use data without worrying about exposing data to third parties. The best representation of the data privacy issue is the new trend of telehealth. As more medical services continue to move to the digital space, telehealth witnesses the highest record of patient records breach. When a patient’s data breaches, healthcare providers face the pressure of exposing confidential patient information and facing penalties by regulators and authorities.
For instance, in Germany, 48 percent of eHealth professionals stated that IT security and data privacy are significant challenges in the system.
Aimedis provides the solution to protect patient’s data privacy.
We developed our platform to make the patient control the data and allow or decline changes in the data and approve updates to the records at any point. The Aimedis Blockchain records every transaction in the Aimedis platform to update the patients with the changes and details of each update.
The second challenge is the patient experience.
Healthcare providers face high competition to attract and retain patients by providing a high-quality patient experience. Patients demand quick answers to their questions or concerns such as their condition, lab data, and billing information, or answers to other medical providers’ questions such as medical history and record.
This issue clearly shows in large healthcare institutions that serve patients with various medical services in different locations. Patients meet with multiple employees and service providers. They have a better experience when they don’t need to re-describe symptoms or give the same information numerous times. This doesn’t only give patients a better experience but also helps avoid fatal medical errors.
The third challenge is the cost of electronic health records.
Implementing information technology can be expensive in many aspects, such as usage, maintenance, training, and the cost of the EHR system itself. This cost puts more pressure on small health companies and independent healthcare providers. They can put a lot of financial stress and risk by investing in the system without securing the funding resource.
For instance, the statistics show the estimated investment in the EHR sharing system from 2017 to 2022 in Hong Kong. They are showing that implementing EHRs in the consultancy services cost the government around 199 thousand USD.
Another study estimates the average cost of EHR implementation by large multi-service healthcare institutions to be roughly 162 thousand U.S dollars with 85 thousand U.S dollars average maintenance costs in the first year.
Aimedis offers a cost-efficient service to healthcare providers.
We developed our platform to provide an innovative solution to support healthcare providers with Artificial intelligence to increase the overall quality of care while maintaining an affordable cost of operation.