Informed and timely decision making for modern health systems
January 17, 2023
Informed decision making is essential for the delivery of optimal patient-centred care. Equipping clinicians and patients with tools and innovations that facilitate timely and effective decision making can help to build trust, streamline care and improve patient outcomes. Below, we present a content series that explores tools and innovations that can enhance decision making across different settings and contexts.
Achieving the potential of outpatient care in the US looks at the increasing shift of care from inpatient to outpatient settings in the United States, and dives into the key challenges in outpatient care delivery. The article highlights the important role that innovations and technologies such as telemedicine, mobile health clinics, point-of-care testing and ambulatory surgery can play in optimising outpatient care. The article additionally explores the broader system-wide changes needed to achieve the full potential of outpatient care.