There are two major flaws in digitizing healthcare companies.
If digitalisation is followed in an IT and technology-driven way, it can lead to painful implementation that is bothering physicians.
On the other hand, the use of perspectives can lead to endless pilot schemes that can never be extended – says Tobias Silberjan, a partner at McKinsey & Co, ‘Pilititas’.
Silberzahn is leading the HealthTech Network – a global community of over 1,400 HealthTech Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and founders.
“Our experience is that digitalisation sets an ambition where a hospital wants to be where it wants to be in five years and then architects a transition to get there,” Silberjan explained. “So, how do you set up a digital transformation journey of a hospital or hospital chain as a whole? One of the key factors in success is real impact, patient outcomes and employee satisfaction and ability to think only about what IT to buy or what tools to use. “
To facilitate this, McKinsey & Co. is hosting a forum aimed at bringing together senior leaders from both sides to learn from each other on the supply side and the digitalisation needs of the hospital.
Innovation Forum, being held HIMSS22 European Health Conference and ExhibitionThe Hospital’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) will discuss the digital transformation of hospitals and hospital chains with Healthtech company leaders.
Breaking the silo
“Often at conferences, there are sealed panels where CIOs tell healthtech companies what to do, but there are no healthtech companies on the panel,” Silberjan said. “Then there is the HealthTech panel where HealthTech leaders say what hospital CIOs should do, but there is no CIO on the panel – so the idea of this session is to bring together senior leaders from both sides towards a common goal. Hospital digitization. “
Caroline Henrikson, a partner at McKinsey & Co, also emphasizes the need for physicians to be involved in technological transformations.
“Many projects are run as IT projects that do not necessarily adapt to the needs of physicians on the ground or at least not fully implement what they understand and know how to use all the technology,” said Henriksen. “The most important thing is that the doctors are in the front seat with IT. It needs to be made for all users and patients. “
The Innovation Forum will feature pioneers from the HealthTech Network, specializing in digital surgery, patient remote monitoring, cardiology workflow, hospital performance analysis and digital patient portals.
“If healthcare leaders know where a hospital is in its digital transformation journey and what its requirements are, they can offer better offers, and if CIOs and CDOs know better what innovators are doing, they can better plan their digital transformation programs.” Yes, “said Silverjan.
The integration of innovators and hospitals has potential long-term benefits for the future of patient care.
“The journey of digital transformation of hospitals will be more successful in the future than in the past,” Silberjan concluded. “If we digitize our hospitals well, they will provide higher quality for more patients, reduce surgical errors, reduce hospital-acquired infections and many other things that are currently not so digitized in hospitals, as well as make them better.” A more sustainable way for employees to work. “
Healthtech Network Innovation Forum is being held HIMSS22 European Health Conference and Exhibition Dated 14 June 2022.