5 Common Challenges Faced by Hospitals

  1. Costs and transparency: Implementing strategies and tactics to address the growth of medical and pharmaceutical costs and impacts on access and quality of care.

  2. Consumer experience: Understanding, addressing, and assuring that all consumer interactions and outcomes are easy, convenient, timely, streamlined, and cohesive so that health fits naturally into the “life flow” of every individual’s, family’s and community’s daily activities.

  3. Delivery system transformation: Operationalizing and scaling coordination and delivery system transformation of medical and non-medical services via partnerships and collaborations between healthcare and community-based organizations to overcome barriers including social determinants of health to effect better outcomes.

  4. Data and analytics: Leveraging advanced analytics and new sources of disparate, non-standard, unstructured, highly variable data (history, labs, Rx, sensors, mHealth, IoT, Socioeconomic, geographic, genomic, demographic, lifestyle behaviors) to improve health outcomes, reduce administrative burdens, and support transition from volume to value and facilitate individual/provider/payer effectiveness.

  5. Interoperability/consumer data access: Integrating and improving the exchange of member, payer, patient, provider data, and workflows to bring the value of aggregated data and systems (EHR’s, HIE’s, financial, admin, and clinical data, etc.) on a near real-time and cost-effective basis to all stakeholders equitably.