Choosing Which Health Tech Fits Best in Your Health System

Samara Rosenfeld

With all of the health tech out there, healthcare executives need to evaluate which would be most efficient when implemented into their health system.

With the amount of technology that manufacturers and startups are producing every day, it could be daunting for a healthcare executive or chief innovation officer to choose which platforms will best fit into their health system.

Daniel Durand, M.D., is the chief innovation officer at LifeBridge Health, a health system with four hospitals on the east coast.

At World Health Care Congress, Durand spoke with Inside Digital Health™ about how to choose which health technology best fits into a health system and how to then implement that technology in a strategic way that will not hinder physician workflow.

Durand said that while there is so much technology being pushed out, it is up to the innovation groups to identify a problem in their health system, and then find the platform that best addresses the issue.

And while the health tech might be able to solve the problem, it is also necessary to ensure that it aligns well with the stakeholders, payment mechanisms and workflow systems to produce better outcomes for not only the patient, but also the system deploying it.

For LifeBridge — and many other health systems — Durand said it’s common to look at up to 1,000 health tech startups a year to see what is being rolled out. Health systems know what they are looking for when it comes to health tech, it is just all about finding the proper fit to leverage data, fuel growth and ultimately make patients healthier.

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