COVID-19 and the Impact on Healthcare Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need to accelerate healthcare technology advancements that promote connected care.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed new healthcare technology priorities ahead of old ones since the outbreak began in February 2020.

Prior to the pandemic, LexisNexis Risk Solutions assembled Chief Information Officers (CIOs), all members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), to facilitate conversations around data governance, privacy and how to address vulnerable populations. All of these topics are still relevant – and in some cases even more urgent – as we look to the coming months and years for healthcare delivery in a post-COVID world. healthcare technology
Healthcare technology goals, such as accurate patient information, linked patient records, interoperability and cybersecurity continue to be at the forefront. COVID-19 has only amplified the need for these to become reality in 2020. With the move to telehealth and remote workforces, the lens is even more focused on identity management practices and security protocols. Allowing the right person access to records, and ensuring the proper patient is getting the right care, is more critical than ever as the pandemic continues to churn through the US. These healthcare technology needs have not changed, they've only become more critical to ensure proper medical care and to improve the delivery of that care.

Lastly, COVID-19 has also intensified the need to better understand how social factors impact patient health, care access and outcomes. COVID-19 brought the integration of social determinants of health into care planning to the forefront. Data showed that the virus spread most quickly through densely populated cities, and disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations. Integrating social determinants of health data into care models can address these disparities and provide better care to vulnerable populations.

Download this research paper to gain insights into how information security, privacy, operations, compliance, clinical and accountable care are handling the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare technology.


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