Hospitals, and the medical community at large, have been under tremendous duress the last 7 months, and unfortunately this could continue into 2021. It remains extremely tough for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, non-COVID patients with other serious ailments who need medical attention and treatment, families of these patients, everyone in the medical community including doctors, nurses, administration, cleaning staff, food caterers, and all others in support role who make positive things happen each hour of every day. Clarity Medical extends its gratitude to all care givers and empathizes with everyone suffering in these trying times.
We feel that it is important to discuss what has changed in the last few months. Some would argue pretty much everything. When it comes to medical care and the approach taken towards patient management, we agree that lot has changed. Doctors have adopted new ways to monitor and treat patients, hospitals have implemented new procedures, processes, and solutions, people across the globe have gotten used to tele-medicine, many new business models have emerged that offer disruptive and revolutionary patient management solutions.
At Clarity Medical we are noticing that technology adoption in the field of medical care has definitely accelerated. Medical professionals are embracing new solutions that have helped them expand their reach by providing care to patients remotely. These same solutions can now be extended to remote communities that previously did not have access to experts and specialists. This is the silver lining in the dark cloud of COVID-19. The dark cloud will dissipate in the coming months, but we are confident that the silver lining will only expand, and the global community will emerge on the other side with much stronger medical care solutions when will benefit everyone.
The trends we see staying and sticking post COVID-19 are:
- Increased productivity and realignment of cost structure of hospitals.
- Capital efficiency in hospitals as they start to view technology to be an enabler that helps them expand their reach beyond the brick and mortar boundary walls.
- Accelerated digital transformation in hospitals.
- Realization and adoption of digital solutions that physicians had only imagined before.
- New business models for hospitals, home health care companies, physician practices, and pharma companies.
- New type of medical workforce equipped with skills in remote patient monitoring and proactive patient management that is done remotely.
- Patients getting used to the idea of medical care at home, in some cases even ICU services that will be delivered to them in the comfort of their home.