In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.
The ability to provide an advocate to be present for each patient is not currently possible or feasible. But what if it was? A new smart phone application is currently being tested that will provide a giant step forward in helping a patient safely navigate a hospital stay.