IT leaders in healthcare always need to keep their sights set on the horizon. Whether it’s to prepare for the resurge of COVID-19 cases, respond to new administrative demands, or accommodate the continual shift of patient volumes across various parts of the organization.
A recent report from Vizient suggests that hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers will be experiencing rapid patient growth, resulting in a patient volume that is 15 million greater by 2029 than it was in 2019. Similar patient volume growth is predicted in physician’s offices and clinics. The report also predicted an increased demand for specialist care to treat conditions related to chronic COVID-19.