Roadmap for the Digitization of Healthcare
Digital strategy links healthcare with efficiency and medical progress
The Three Pillars of the Digital Strategy
The main areas of action are:
All players - people as well as specialist services - must be connected with each other on a mobile basis. All data exchange must be absolutely secure. Other criteria for success are user-friendliness and transparency.
Standardization and interoperability
If all data and processes are subject to universally valid standards, then there are no breaks between different systems and applications. This allows information to be exchanged and utilized efficiently.
The external conditions must be designed to support the Digital Transformation optimally, and all participants benefit from it in the best possible way.
Using international standardization procedures opens up several advantages:
- The methods have already proven themselves in practice.
- They ensure that processes and data are internationally compatible. In view of ever closer European integration, this fact is a must.
- Citizens receive optimal medical care during stays abroad in the EU. The attending physician at the vacation destination, for example, includes the medical history in his diagnosis. A prescription could be filled throughout the EU.
AI-based processes cannot replace medical staff - but they can support them enormously, for example, in diagnostics. Corresponding diagnostic support systems have already passed their practical tests with flying colors: The hit rate is over 90 percent, even for rare diseases. The superiority of Artificial Intelligence in this area is evident: medical knowledge has almost doubled in a short time. No human can keep up. It is impossible to read all the studies and specialist articles and absorb and apply the accumulated knowledge.