The Future Of Healthcare Is Changing

Innovation isn't an option, it is a necessity. Human life span is increasing. Thanks to improvements in sanitation, nutrition, medicine, and technology, the number of centenarians is growing quickly. In 1990 there were 2.9 centenarians for every 10,000 adults ages 65 and older around the world. That share grew to 7.4 by 2015 and is projected to rise to 23.6 by 2050. (Pew Research Center).

In hospitals, there is a mismatch between the physical infrastructure and the type and volume of activities carried out. The continued growth and infrastructural pressures  of cities creates new whole-healthcare ecosystem challenges. Questions arise, such as how can we use technology to develop cost-effective care? What do we do with physical buildings? Do we repurpose existing spaces or do we have to go to hub-and-spokes models? How can technology be better leveraged?

Technology will be a key enabler of not just scientific breakthrough, but to improve levels of patient care and to enable greater efficiency and effectiveness. Digital innovation, coupled with robotics and AI, can deliver a significant step change (e.g., use of smart beds, remote monitoring of patients, online appointment setting, remote sensing, and use of cloud data).

The healthcare landscape will evolve and can be broadly categorized into four areas:

Emergency Treatment Centers

  • Separated from main hospitals to avoid slower-moving pace and infrastructure constraints of traditional hospitals

Academic Medical Centers

  • Serve large populations, with a focus on highest level trauma and complex care

  • Integrated with universities and technology specialists

  • Big data analysis, genomic medicine, and robotic surgery


Local Hospitals/Polyclinics

  • Provide outpatient-diagnostic, urgent, and planned-elective care, with some short-stay beds

  • Step up for GP referrals

Community hospitals

  • Intermediate care for longer-term, complex rehabilitation based on a lower-cost nursing model

  • Hub providing an effective bridge between inpatient care and home care

  • Take advantage of new technology and remote sensing capabilities

Delivering Care Is Fraught With Challenges

  • Fragmented ecosystems, with work silos, multiple breakpoints, and numerous handoffs cause delays and errors

  • Ageing infrastructure, with suboptimal layout and design, cannot handle growing demand and creates sub-optimal patient experience

  • Non-integrated IT systems and reliance on dated technologies makes information difficult to access and use

  • Error-prone and redundant information capture creates delays and could lead to dangerous errors

  • Disengaged and overworked employees, with high levels of stress, negatively impact patient experience

  • Dependence on centralized healthcare delivery model prevents adoption of innovative alternatives

Healthcare Of The Future

GIBC Digital can work with you to transform the Whole-Healthcare Ecosystem to deliver an integrated, cost-effective, data-driven exemplar in the provision of exceptional patient care and experience.

  • Patient flow improved

  • Waste reduced

  • More patients treated

  • Patients treated faster

  • Shorter waiting times

  • Safer, more reliable services

  • Best use of capacity

  • Reduced length of stay

  • Standardized procedures/equipment

  • Cost savings

  • Increased productivity

  • Improved staff morale

Contact us today to find out how GIBC Digital can transform your business.