Optimizing the care pathway – A vision of connected healthcare delivery

by Nicole Hill, Healthcare division ALE

Healthcare is going through its own digital transformation. New technology, such as wearables, telemedicine and IoT connectivity is making its way into hospitals, clinics and care homes. It is aimed at optimizing care pathways to reduce average hospital stays and improve patient welfare.

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The future of artificial intelligence in healthcare

Using machine learning to predict deterioration of patients, in this case paediatric patients, is something that will likely be the norm in the future landscape of healthcare.This study looks at machine learning as a tool to predict decompensation of paediatric patients in the ward thus needing ICU stay.

Technology has always been touted to ‘mend’ the failures of Man. Medical errors are common and often under-reported and unknown. Patients can sometimes pay the ultimate price for such failures in the healthcare system. The question remains, ” Can technology be depended upon to ensure patient safety?”

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