Recently, TigerConnect held our annual user meeting, TigerSummit. The virtual summit provides current TigerConnect customers with our latest news, while also giving them a forum to share their own success and workflows. As part of this year’s opening keynote, we invited Hemant Taneja, entrepreneur, investor, and co-author of UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance to speak on behalf of healthcare’s future.
Hemant makes an engaging case for health assurance, a new category of healthcare emphasizing data-driven, cloud-based technologies. Health assurance can be widely promoted through advancements in today’s healthcare technology. Through tech innovation, health assurance helps us stay healthier at a lower cost and more efficiently. It can also provide new data to help individuals and officials navigate the difficulties of illness, as well as the current pandemic, with better communication and further transparency.
Exploring the New Concept
Healthcare is not yet in a harmonious state. Care delivery currently lacks modern, scalable capabilities that lead to innovation. Changing patient populations are also creating new demands and disruptions in traditional care delivery. Findings like these reveal that modern healthcare is challenged and broken on many levels.
We’ve seen clear evidence that technology helps reorganize care. Many tools becoming widely available are helping to create big strides in healthcare technology advancement, changing the way we look at care delivery. As progress grows, it’s important to reconsider care strategies.
To begin, care must be widely distributed, and data must be accessible, preferably through a cloud infrastructure. The current systems for record-keeping offer little to no transparency for patients. A patient’s healthcare should be driven by that patient.
Mandates may also be established that grant the consumer access to their data and allow them to review this information anywhere. Providers can also play a role by guiding patients through care management and deploying these new technologies.
Interoperability refers to sharing data accurately between various IT systems and different infrastructures. Interoperability is challenging to implement because there are so many vendors with their own database systems and data structures.
Uniting these systems will bring us closer to full interoperability. The industry is heading in the right direction, and many communication and collaboration solutions are being developed to accommodate advancements. Ultimately, blending these systems together seamlessly will be key.
Healthcare communication and collaboration technology should now be reconsidered as a commercially viable standard. Promoting new technology, adoption, and the benefits for the care team takes research and prioritizing for the right goals and features.
Fortunately, cloud-based solutions provide the same intelligence, sophistication, and feature-rich seamless functionalities as top-of-the-line commerce apps. Simultaneously, these advanced solutions allow care teams and providers to deliver better capabilities and more efficiency.
Looking ahead, health assurance and embracing new healthcare technology as an industry standard can only grow from this point forward.
To learn more, please check out our latest podcast episode where you can listen to the session from TigerSummit. TigerConnect’s CEO, Brad Brooks, speaks with Hemant Taneja directly about these disruptions and opportunities in the healthcare industry.
If you’re looking for ways to improve or streamline your communication and collaboration technology, please reach out to us at any time or request a demo to see firsthand how our solutions can help your organization.