Hyland@HIMSS AsiaPac: Bridging patient care and hospital administration
As CIOs and IT managers in the Asia Pacific gear up for HIMSS AsiaPac12, evolving standards and regulations, improving patient care and rising costs are all top of mind. To help their organizations handle these changes, they are turning to software solutions to provide the tools and strategies.
In fact, fueled by these investments, global healthcare IT budgets are increasing by 7 percent in 2012 and they will continue to grow by more than 5 percent per year through 2016, according to Gartner Research.
As healthcare organizations expand existing investments and bring on new ones, many applications are designed specifically for clinical and patient care or specifically for hospital administrative tasks. However, there many times these two areas need to share information. Bridging that gap, then, becomes difficult when clinical and administrative solutions are separate.
Implementing solutions that unite these two areas is key to creating an IT strategy that meets the challenges of today and in the future.
At HIMSS AsiaPac, they’re continuing the theme of “Linking People, Potential and Progress” that kicked off with the HIMSS conference in the U.S. It’s a tough, but important goal for healthcare organizations across the world. Achieving it begins by making sure people, potential and progress are linked within your own healthcare organizations in both patient care and administrative areas.
To learn how enterprise content management is one of the solutions that spans across the healthcare organization, stop by booth #512 during your visit to HIMSS AsiaPac and keep an eye out for more blogs as we comment live from HIMSS AsiaPac throughout the week.