We are looking for a design for our 2016 meeting graphic. The event theme is –
The Patient Will See You Now….Envision the Outcome.
The conference will focus on how medical offices serve the patient from various lenses. The patient is the healthcare decision driver and how are we prepared to respond? Instead of the paternalistic philosophy where the physician is the all-knowing, we need to give credence and respect to the patients expectations, time restrictions, electronic medical knowledge preparation, large out of pocket medical costs, etc. How are we as medical managers and administrators preparing to meet these expectations?
• We are seeing an unprecedented shake-up in a paternalistic profession that has never been seriously challenged since the era of Hippocrates, 400 B.C. As in every other sector of our lives, when data becomes eminently portable and granular, when there's so much more of it and it's free ﬂowing, fully transparent, and there's seemingly unlimited computing power to process it, historic change takes place. The world of health care is being irrevocably transformed.
• We are providing great care but no one is asking [patients] what really matters” to them, he said. As a result, the care we provide is not aligned with the priorities a person may have and therefore you get suffering, a topic explored in Being Mortal, Gawande’s latest best-selling book. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
• “The patient will see you now” – a shift from provider to patient control. For the past few years, patients have become more involved in their healthcare for better or worse. Examples are plentiful and diverse. These range from patients actively seeking healthcare from providers they perceive to be top performers or as less expensive (sometimes going so far as traveling to another country for medical procedures) to patients requesting/dictating specific medications in the doctor’s office in the U.S., to patients outright avoiding hospitals in areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak. That trend is already escalating. Just as social media shifted power and control from businesses to consumers, so too are big data, 3D printers, health apps, and wearables shifting power and control from healthcare providers to patients. In the very near future, patients will select providers based on more sophisticated big data analytics that reveal a provider’s actual performance ratings and failure rates, costs, availability, bedside manner, peer respect, office waiting times, and other highly detailed factors. In addition, they will use telemedicine and automated medicine to treat routine ills thereby skirting traditional, locally-based healthcare providers for this care. Responding to this new patient empowerment (and even patient oversight) will be challenging for many healthcare organizations. Being slow to do so will negatively impact providers. Look for ways to proactively enable increased patient involvement and information and for ways to provide at least some healthcare outside the traditional office and lab. - See more at: http://nuviun.com/content/the-patie…68PGM.dpuf