Connected Health: Addressing the barriers to making it real

The value of Connected Health in the form of coordinated care across the continuum for high-quality care and improved health outcomes can only be realized when three barriers are successfully addressed.
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In order for Connected Health to be successful in our healthcare delivery system, three barriers must be addressed. Regulatory and reimbursement complexities need to be reexamined in favor of moving away from fee-for-service to value-based care. Increased risk exposure to security breaches is a major barrier, but device manufacturers and healthcare facility computer network manufacturers need to be involved in reducing the risk, which would make Connected Health easier to implement. Finally, health applications must be interoperable in order for Connected Health to even exist.

About the Speaker:

Susmit Pal, Healthcare Strategist, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Dell EMC

As a healthcare strategist within the Healthcare & Life Sciences division at Dell EMC, Susmit Pal is responsible for advising healthcare organizations and medical professionals on the latest technology advancements and IT solutions to help clinicians and patients improve outcomes and control cost through information-enabled healthcare.

A Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Pal has been dedicated to providing greater awareness of security challenges in healthcare. Backed by more than 14 years in the healthcare and manufacturing industries, he has been instrumental in shaping Dell EMC’s business strategy and product roadmap which led to investments in new areas for Dell EMC’s solution portfolio in healthcare. Pal also helped in the launch of the Dell Healthcare Advisory Board, a function that examines critical issues affecting the healthcare market and the technology solution needs of the industry.


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