By Dan Stevenson
Yogi Berra once said, “the future ain’t what it used to be,” and this is more true in today’s world of healthcare than ever before, especially when treating patients who live with chronic illnesses.
To navigate the future of care, chronic illness or not, health system leaders must radically and immediately change their planning process around data, its uses and pitfalls. If they haven’t already done so, health system leaders must embrace data analytics and artificial intelligence as fundamental strategic levers that will improve care and drive down total healthcare costs. Thanks to advances in just the past few years, improvements in payer contracting, disease management, pharmacy services and more are all being driven by new approaches to data utilization. It’s proving to be more than some health systems can handle. But thankfully there are new ways to adapt and prosper.See the full article in Becker’s Healthcare & Information Technology.