The confinement derived from Covid-19 it forced the Spanish to have to change the way of relating, even with the health system. A digital transformation “accelerated” of the health sector that, according to experts, should be used to continue rowing towards the digitization of the patient’s clinical data.
This has been stated Antonio Martos, Global Director of Health at Minsait, an Indra company, during the third day of the ‘II Health Observatory Symposium: The Lessons of Covid-19’, organized by EL ESPAÑOL and Invertia. In his speech, Martos has opted to go further in the interoperability of electronic records and turn it into an “intelligent” element. That is to say, that it is able to help the healthcare professional when clinical decisions are made.
“In the future, we must have a interoperable and intelligent electronic medical record. The next step is for patient data to be a tool in decision-making and therapeutic diagnosis “, he pointed out.
In fact, the expert has assured that it is precisely in the management of patient data in a “more effective” way that the country must advance further. “With the Covid-19 we have realized that there are a large number of data sources that we are not getting to use such as geolocation, contact tracking APPs, digital passports… “, has listed.
According to their figures, barely 5% of the patient’s data is used and that is something that should be “enhanced” thanks to the “more active” participation of the patient in the health system. To bring together all these data, Martos proposes to promote a national platform for health research that brings together data from the “functional vision based on technologies”.
New models of care
The model of patient care has changed so much that, now, it is normal to use a digital health consultation App or cases can be screened through phone calls to find out if they require face-to-face or telematic medical attention.
“It is a future towards which we must continue to advance.” For Antonio Martos, it is important that the non-face-to-face medical care model be evaluated with respect to the classic one.
“Were all the face-to-face consultations necessary?“It has been asked ensuring that, during this pandemic, an average of 32.5 non-face-to-face consultations have been attended per day in Primary Care.” How many of these can be done not in person? “.
Therefore, for the Global Director of Health at Minsait, all digital transformation proposals must start from the premise of “transforming presence, both in Covid pathology and in non-Covid pathology“Using three technologies: analytical data management, patient monitoring and virtual care.
In a vision of the future, Martos has indicated what, in his opinion, should be the five areas of improvement: “transformation of public health information systems, virtualization of care, digital relationship environment, interoperable systems and management advanced data “.
It has centralized all of this in the development and enhancement of public health. Something that, until now, was not very developed, and that requires having data from all the layers of the system (Primary care, hospital, private clinics, social services, etc.) from a single platform in the cloud and with “centralized” management models. Or what is the same, that all health workers, from any point, can access the data of the patient in front of them to know a “global” vision of their possible pathology.
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