Implementing Remote Care through an Enterprise Approach.

What is Ambulatory care in the healthcare industry and why is it important? Here’s a simple definition:
“Ambulatory care is a general term that describes any non-hospital healthcare provider. Ambulatory healthcare resources like clinics and urgent care centers provide access to healthcare close to home. Healthcare can be accessed without having to visit a hospital, which is a more full-service medical facility. Ambulatory care providers may be single branch offices, or they may offer integrated services like inpatient and outpatient care, laboratory or radiology services, and even more specialized healthcare.”

In a robust healthcare sector, where hospitals are thriving due to the increased number of patients that they receive as a result of greater awareness among people, ambulatory care and outpatient departments have also been on the rise. This is because hospitals have found various ways to outsource the services offered by an Ambulatory Care department in order to reduce their cost burden since their profit margin lies in inpatient care. OPDs and Ambulatory care offer various economic benefits owing to which they are preferred over conventional healthcare, a reason being the reduced cost incurred by the patients related to treatment as well as surgery.

Due to the rise of the OPD patients, the expanded operations of Ambulatory care providers by using the traditional paperwork, or even local digitized methods is slow and always at a risk of security breach or data loss. Especially due to the ongoing pandemic people have become vary of going into Hospital buildings and clinics. This is where we see the need of Electronic Medical Records and TeleHealth. Both of these are the latest advancement in the field of Ambulatory Care industry.

EMR is basically a digital medical record that is connected to all concerned parties i.e. Doctors, Patient, laboratories and Insurance providers. This means that all medical data regarding a particular patient can be found at a single point and can be accessed at anytime and from anywhere
teleHealth is the provision of medical assistance from a distance. It can be through an audio or video call or an Online portal that is updated by all concerned parties as the need arises e.g. A patient can point out their symptoms, a doctor could recommend tests, the test results from the laboratory can be viewed by the doctor and medication or treatment can be prescribed. Pharmacy can send the prescription to the address of the patient and Insurance providers can keep a track of all this. The whole process becomes, efficient, biosecure and streamlined due to the implementation of a cloud based Ambulatory Care platform

“A study done by Alams Global found out that Hospitals and Clinics that deployed Alams’ Cloud based Ambulatory care platform have shown up to 48% increase in the efficiency of their operations” Quoted Muhammad Shazain, the Head of Operations at Alams Global.

To conclude, the benefits of cloud based ambulatory care are apparent. Cloud based Ambulatory Care platforms, can provide physicians with a proven and reliable system that is flexible, reliable, secure, and can easily be accessed from anywhere. The industry is moving towards more patient-centric care as opposed to the traditional physician-patient model. I want to see this trend continue because it will result in more efficient healthcare which will lower costs and improve outcomes for patients. For this to happen though there needs to be fundamental shifts in the way the industry delivers care.

 

Importance of Ambulatory Care during Covid Times.

Worldwide lockdown and the compelling suspension of community and business action across whole countries has pushed up a mirror on how our social, financial, and political systems work and constrained the beginnings of a worldwide discussion on how they may have to change. This is the principal reason for advancement of cloud computing in the health sector. The focus has ended up being progressively concentrated on convincing improvements in performance, security, affordability and trust with respect to clinical administration. The advance of loud-based strides in healthcare programs has made a noticeable change in recent years because of increasing investment in medical data innovation. Despite the overpowering shift to cloud-based technique in healthcare, the immense advantages of cross over to it have not been conveyed attractively. Conveying these reasons and advantages will enable healthcare service providers to comprehend their potential and find better transparency on the most imperative deciding factor.

Hospital systems have grown to encompass many different facets of patient interaction. physician and nurse communication, and efficient workflows for a multitude of departments. All this structure often comes with large computer networks which are heavily IT dependent. The patient experience begins from the initial point of contact and ends with a post-visit call. With the accelerating implementation of OPD structures and cloud-based technology, hospitals are now able to personalize the patient’s journey to a much higher degree. With the introduction of new cloud-based tools for digital health care systems, it is believed that e-Health platforms would bring in the much-needed change in the healthcare sector. This idea to make the medical services available at the fingertip of every person has opened wide doors for innumerable opportunities. It is an evident fact that the healthcare service delivery process has been revolutionized through e-Health services and bringing in advanced tools such as Health Insurance Portals, Medical Transcription, Online Medication Orders, Mental Health Counseling, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The aim of which is to enhance efficiency and reduce errors.

EHRs, have been an enormous, distinct advantage for everybody in the healthcare business. Medical caretakers and experts are answerable for contributing patient information into a cloud-based framework. The tech-specialists in the healthcare system update patient records with indicative codes, (for example, test results) and submit clinical reports to insurance agencies, for example. Not exclusively would patients be able to get to their records with a simple click, but on the other hand, it’s also guaranteed that there are no errors. In the span, the market elements of the medical care industry have changed fundamentally with the developing effect of commercialization, digitalization, deterrent healthcare, and guidelines. To viably address these industry patterns, cloud computing is assuming a more noticeable part in medica care IT – a move that is required to quicken later. Evgeny Morozov, an American writer, who mainly has a lot of knowledge about the social implications of technology, says: “Cloud Computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computing services under one server.