During the last Committee’s Spring Plenaries hosted by The County Council of Timis (RO) and the Assembly of European Regions on 11-14 April, Professor Dr. Marc Noppen presented the key defiance for Hospital ICT in a continuous changing Healthcare environment. Prof. Noppen is CEO at UZ Brussel.
The current paradigm of Health Care delivery is facing multiple global challenges. Factors such as changing demographics, budget constraints and expensive diseases to treat, place Healthcare in a situation where innovation is needed more than ever. What is more, the existing deficiencies in the current healthcare system lead to silos between stakeholders, care is not delivered in an integrated way, or that part of the health care spending goes to unnecessary bureaucracy, as Prof. Noppen pointed out in Timis.
Moreover, Prof. Noppen underlined the need to shift to a fundamentally new strategy to achieve the best health outcomes at the lowest cost where patients are placed at the center. Therefore, building and enabling ICT platform will help to maximize value if it is centered on patients and accessible to all parties involved in care.
In this sense, continuous innovation and the implementation and progressive use in hospitals of eHealth applications and in-ambulance telemedicine will help to deliver an integrated and personalized care. Furthermore, it will ease the burden of hospitals by facilitating communication and creating more structured data.
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