Understanding The Digital Medicine Ecosystem

Posted by Noteworth on Oct 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM

One size does not fit all in any industry, despite what the clothing industry would like you to believe. This is especially true when it comes to the healthcare industry and the myriad of healthcare provider types targeting specific patient care journeys from brain surgery and cancer treatment to chronic care and general wellness. More often than not, there is also a large overlap of need on the part of the patient to cross these categories and healthcare service providers.

The Promise Of Automation With Digital Medicine

To expand on a previous blog’s description of Digital Medicine or even a discussion on Why Digital Medicine Now, we should take a step back to discuss the value of automating in the first place beyond just EMR and patient records. This will lead us to the promise of automation.  A VentureBeat article offers these observations on the promise of automation:

“A 2019 report from McKinsey details who is most at risk of being left behind by automation, which tends to come down to how automatable their job is. A similar report from the Brookings Institution on automation and AI frames the issue by parsing tasks from skills. Citing earlier work from economists David Autor, Frank Levy, and Richard Murnane, the Brookings report says, “A job is a bundle of tasks, to which workers apply skill endowments in exchange for wages. Some of these tasks may become automated. Others may not. Skills belong to workers, which can be ported to other jobs — even those with a different task composition.” In other words, automation cannot replace people — just some of the tasks they do in the course of performing their job. Of course, that distinction is of little comfort to those who find themselves out of work.

The McKinsey report found that the types of jobs most susceptible to automation by 2030 include cashier, food server, retail salesperson, customer service rep, office clerk, janitor, housekeeper, stock clerk, and order filler. Jobs at least risk of displacement include those in education, creative roles, health professions, business and legal professions, and jobs in property management and agriculture.”

While it is clear that healthcare professionals won’t be displaced by technology, it is also becoming clear that every healthcare provider will have to embrace technology advancements in order to remain competitive and profitable.

The Digital Medicine Ecosystem

There are literally thousands of provider designations in the healthcare landscape. For the purposes of Digital Medicine, the landscape (and value of Digital Medicine) can be grouped into the following 5 categories:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems: Provide enhanced care for ambulatory patients for hospitals and Health systems, while experiencing frictionless, compliant EMR/ADT/payment transaction
  • Physician Groups and Clinics: Deliver direct access to patients and their health data and ability to provide care, and guidance to patients removing the blockers of unnecessary bureaucracy
  • Accountable Care Organizations: Ensure that patients get the right care at the right time for ACOs, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Service: Improve quality and the patient experience for PCMS while reducing health care costs and increasing staff satisfaction
  • Home Health Organizations: Provide access to care and tools to drive adherence to care plans unique to Home Health Organizations and Hospice

Even though each provider category will have unique requirements, one thing for certain will be the need to bridge the silos of data that emerge when technology doesn’t communicate readily.

Setting A New Standard For The Patient Care Journey

As discussed, one size does not fit all when it comes to healthcare, so selecting a Digital Medicine that can accommodate the unique requirements of your specific healthcare provider requirements as well as accommodating dynamic patient care journeys.

Noteworth’s comprehensive care delivery system allows integration and optimization with your EMR, and it can replace multiple remote offerings under one platform, reducing the need for multiple reporting overlaps. On top of which, it allows for a “walking diagnosis” and tracking of symptoms with Patient Reported Outcomes and Adherence to Care Plan, including Medication Management and RPM which allows for proactive care. Noteworth enriches the ambulatory patient experience and allows clinicians to practice at the top of their licenses by easily and effectively producing and managing the data that confirms superior clinical outcomes, reducing cost of care and improving patient safety and satisfaction.

Noteworth is (finally) the technology that makes digital medicine useable. Our simple interface and powerful features bring care TO your patients, making your life easier while improving patient outcomes.  Now is the time to see for yourself how you can provide unrivaled confirmation of superior clinical outcomes, reduce cost of care and improve patient safety and satisfaction by enriching the patient experience and allowing clinicians to practice at the top of their licenses or better yet, request a demo today.


Topics: digital medicine, healthcare delivery, EMR