Healthcare has slowly been opening itself up to the possibility of a deeper integration of advanced technology into the industry. As AI and data analytics continue to gain adoption, how are hospital executives preparing for the shift? As summer draws to a close, we’re looking back at the most talked about hospital and health systems trends from July to see what the future holds.

Start From The Top-Down
Some of automation technology’s biggest skeptics are executives, and rightly so. Should anything go wrong, blame falls back on upper management for making the decision to integrate in the first place. However, some executives are starting to recognize the advantages of green-lighting the adoption of new technologies and are letting the positives outweigh the risks. In fact, nearly two-thirds of executives say they are using a particular technology within their organizations because they recognize the underlying business value.
Source: HR Technologist

AI in the OR
35-45% of operating rooms in the US will become integrated with artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies by 2022, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan analysis. ORs currently account for about 60% of a hospital’s revenue, and AI and other tools can help optimize processes in the OR. Solutions that offer predictability and indicate wellness index for efficient patient flow will also see increased demand among hospital.
Source: Health IT Analytics

A Data-Driven Future
Healthcare’s digital transformation journey lags behind other industries, but the future of where healthcare is going is exciting. Nate Kelly, senior director and general manager of health system operations at Cerner, sat down with Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss what the future of healthcare could look like in a truly digital, data-driven world. “In terms of where there will be the greatest impact, it may be in the operational space related to the management of patient throughput and staffing across venues,” says Kelly.
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

With so much potential to streamline processes and improve patient care, AI and predictive analytics are advanced technologies that all healthcare organizations should embrace. Fully allowing advanced technology to aid in hospital operations will help both staff and patients, creating better healthcare for all.

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