The healthcare industry in the United States is in the midst of rapid change. Major players such as CVS and Amazon are looking to change the way that healthcare is delivered. Amazon has obtained pharmacy licenses in several states. Analysts predict that Amazon will soon enter the prescription drug market. CVS is seeking to acquire health insurance company Aetna. This would allow CVS to offer insurance, pharmaceuticals and healthcare delivery through its Minute Clinics.
Technology is also poised to change modern healthcare in outcome and cost-saving ways. However, the new technologies need to be implemented in such a way that the patient is the one who benefits. Right now, many healthcare delivery systems are out of date and need a technological upgrade.
One instance of this is in the area of 911 emergency delivery. Instead of sending an ambulance to every call, if dispatchers had the right technology, they could send trained EMTs to certain calls that are more of a tier 2 situation.
Technologies are available to help physicians track patient outcomes and to reconcile medications prescribed from multiple sources. Technological innovation is needed, and healthcare entities need to know how to implement new technologies for their organizations.
Drew Madden is an experienced and respected healthcare IT expert. Drew holds a BSE focusing on medical systems from the Iowa College of Engineering. He has worked with globally-recognized Cerner Corporation in the healthcare field, and Drew was president of Nordic Consulting Partners from 2011 to 2016.
Drew Madden is now one of the managing partners of Evergreen Healthcare Partners. This company provides advice to healthcare companies concerning how that they can best implement technological changes into their organizations. With his years of healthcare IT expertise, Drew Madden is able to help doctors and hospitals find the technological solutions that will save time and costs. At the same time, patient outcomes will be improved.