5. Adopting cloud-based platforms for data access anytime, anywhere
Data is the lifeblood of digital transformation in healthcare. But today, it is often locked away in different systems and devices that don’t speak to each other. The result is a patchwork of point solutions. In our Future Health Index 2021 report, healthcare leaders cited difficulties with data management (44%) and lack of interoperability and data standards (37%) as the biggest barriers to adoption of digital health technology in their hospital or healthcare facility.
As healthcare becomes increasingly distributed, extending from the hospital into the home and local communities, having an end-to-end data strategy that spans the entire patient journey will become even more important. What’s needed for digital transformation in healthcare are digital platforms that enable the fast and secure exchange of data across settings, offering a comprehensive view of the patient wherever they are being diagnosed, treated, or monitored.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have experienced firsthand how cloud-based solutions provide flexibility, scalability, and speed – both in adopting new innovations and in adjusting resources to meet fluctuating demand. In 2022, 66% of healthcare executives expect to move their technology infrastructures to the cloud – a number that is set to rise to 96% two years from now .
At Philips, we’re enabling this transition with Philips HealthSuite: an open, secure, cloud-based platform. Through a combination of AI and deep clinical knowledge, healthcare professionals can rely on at-scale data insights, at the point of care.