Activate latent energies
But digitalization can also unleash significant dormant potential within the existing medical framework. Digital technology, implemented smartly and prudently, can make existing methods and procedures more precise, faster and burdened with fewer side effects. One keyword here is the robot in the operating room. At the Kirchberg hospital event, participants had the opportunity not only to see the Da Vinci and Mako robots in action, but also to play with them and experience their precision and possibilities firsthand – literally.
Many healthcare situations are matters of life and death, especially in the emergency room. Speed, precision, and efficiency save lives. As could be seen in a demonstration in the Kirchberg ER, a digitally supported dispatching process, followed by fast and reliable communication within the hospital, makes for quicker procedures and frees up resources to deal with the next emergency, and the next…
These same approaches can also help deal with cost and efficiency issues more generally. Healthcare costs are constantly rising, some would say spiraling out of control, due to factors such as the growing complexity of medicine and demographic changes. An increase in efficiency, which occurs through digital process optimization, can provide relief.