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They also lack the time and capacity to follow up on each patient individually, the data to understand what a patient might require at a certain point in time and the tools to intervene effectively on behalf of that patient. Technology can work in multiple ways to improve care coordination. First, it can significantly reduce the turnaround time in receiving and transmitting patient data.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 30 Secondly, new standards are being developed to improve verification and confirmation of the data’s receipt. For example, most health centers in the country currently use a device vendor to monitor sleep apnea patients. The device vendor creates patient records and faxes hundreds of sheets of paper back to the respective center every day. Often, patient information is not categorized or received correctly and is lost. The use of a cloud-based data storage system would not only minimize the time it takes to transfer the data but will also have protection for its storage. Implementation Considerations Currently, there is tremendous financial stress in hospitals throughout the world. Many hospitals in Georgia have faced long-standing expenses, such as the care of uninsured patients and recent repayment fees and fines. The step towards quality over quantity is made in healthcare payments, and hospitals will be expected to guide their communities to this transition. For integrated health systems, this change comes easier than for smaller, rural hospitals. Rural Georgian clinics will use innovative approaches for improving collaboration and increasing patient involvement to address the quality and cost disparity between the two forms of care delivery models. Technology will play a key role in ensuring a health organization's sustainability in the future. Currently, strategies that employ technology to connect patients and caregivers have shown promise in reducing unnecessary readmissions and improving patient satisfaction. These innovations are becoming a more accessible service for rural Georgia hospitals to connect patients to their communities. Technological implementation in hospitals with limited resources would support both the hospital and the patients it serves for the short-term and long-term.
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