Why go digital?

Digitalisation creates new opportunities

Digital healthcare is growing. The transformation is driven by changes in consumer behaviour, technological innovation, scarcity of resources, and increased demands for accessibility. As a complement to physical healthcare, digital healthcare offers new opportunities which create value for patients, healthcare services, and society as a whole.

For patients

  • Patients are given more accessible care and increased influence over their health and their care contacts,
  • A person suffering from a mental health issue is given better opportunities to seek help in time before the problems have become too severe.
  • Chronically ill patients, whose condition worsens abroad, can digitally contact their regular healthcare provider, who is familiar with their symptoms and medical history, providing continuity and security.
  • Parents do not have to drag their ill and crying child (and possibly siblings) into the car and drive miles to a GP practice, saving time, money, tears, and the risk of further contagion.
  • A person lying awake at night due to health problems does not have to set their alarm to make the GP practice’s telephone hours and can book a visit or send a message at any time.
  • Elderly patients can get support and help by having a relative join them in a multi-party call, and patients who do not understand Swedish can invite an interpreter to the visit.

For the health services

  • By offering digital healthcare under its own brand, a healthcare organisation can differentiate and broaden its services.
  • Healthcare providers can reach more people and offer the flexibility and accessibility that many people are looking for.
  • At a digital practice, resources can be smartly allocated and healthcare professionals from various physical practices can cooperate on staffing, making specialists available to more people.
  • Information and communication between different sections of the healthcare chain can be coordinated, increasing quality and facilitating care planning.
  • Reminders reduce the risk of patients missing their appointments, saving on alternative costs.
  • The organisation becomes a more attractive employer by offering greater flexibility to its employees.
  • Healthcare professionals can work remotely, from home or while traveling, and get a more variety in their workday.
  • Integrated patient and care information systems make the workflow more efficient and administration easier.

For the society

  • The digitalisation of healthcare can produce a more sustainable, proactive, and equal care.
  • Making care provision independent of location makes healthcare accessible to all, regardless of where they are.
  • Reduced travel means fewer emissions and major environmental benefits.
  • Increased accessibility means that more people get help in good time.
  • Digital tools allow for a more proactive working method, with a focus on maintaining good health rather than curing persons once they are ill.
  • Better coordinated care allows for a more patient-centric, high-quality care.

Learn more about how Visiba Care can help you get started on digitalising your work.