Overcoming data management and interoperability challenges
“Despite the positive acceleration of digital transformation, hurdles exist to realising these gains”, according to Caroline. “With the sheer volume of data, a hospital collects every day, there is a challenge in making the best use of the data to support physicians, drive efficiency and deliver patient outcomes. This includes managing, storing, and using confidential patient data as per local regulations”, she added.
To build smart hospitals of the future, interoperable and secure data platforms are the basis for high impact and scalable health informatics, also fueling further innovation and research. However, 39% of healthcare leaders in APAC cited a lack of training to fully utilize digital technologies as one of the top barriers to the adoption of digital health technologies. The transparent capture and reporting of data between systems, processes and stakeholders are vital for value-based care, yet interoperability challenges remain a key hurdle, requiring a full-ecosystem approach.
While aiming for future-proof care, integration is key to improving patient experiences throughout their healthcare journey – a pivotal area of focus also given the fast-evolving needs of patients and greater demand for more personalized, digital-first and patient-focused care. Dr Benedictus shared his experience, as the President Director of the newly-opened Mandaya Hospital in Indonesia, about overcoming interoperability challenges in building personalized integrated medical services around the wellness of the patient.