How will healthcare transformation benefit patients

Transformation of healthcare through digital solutions

More and more complex requirements are being placed on laboratory staff and healthcare facilities alike. They are expected to handle an increasing number of samples, deliver meaningful results faster and at the same time work more economically.

In addition, global healthcare is becoming increasingly expensive to provide, with spending expected to grow from $ 7.7 trillion today to an estimated $ 10 trillion by 2022.1 As a result, there is increasing pressure on laboratories to increase productivity and efficiency while keeping an eye on new regulations and data protection laws.

Diagnostics play an important role both in the prevention and in the treatment of diseases. Although a large number of therapy decisions depend on in-vitro clinical diagnostics, this only accounts for around 2% of total health care expenditure.2

Roche understands the importance of clinical laboratories within the overall healthcare ecosystem and is continuously looking for innovative solutions that help laboratories and doctors meet current and future requirements.

"With digitization, laboratories can create added value for healthcare beyond the diagnostic sample results," said Youssef Khayali, Head of Integrated Diagnostics & Healthcare Solutions, Roche Diagnostics. "As a reliable partner, Roche can help laboratories with data management, which ultimately benefits patients and operational decision-making."

With easy-to-use dashboards and reports on data from laboratory or hospital operations, modern applications can help improve the economics of a healthcare facility and take a fact-based approach to addressing various healthcare challenges.

Use of meaningful data to individualize patient treatment

The explosive growth of data and detailed knowledge in medicine and research is also affecting the healthcare industry and requires rethinking. This dawning era of digital transformation in healthcare will make it possible to better tailor medical treatments to the needs of individuals and small groups of patients. Current care strategies are scrutinized as new technologies and approaches evolve, and it is not uncommon to switch to newer, more efficient applications to improve the bottom line and make care more affordable.

Combined with a deeper understanding of molecular biology and new methods of diagnostics, the way drugs are researched, developed, approved and paid for will change. These changes will also influence the decisions made by patients and doctors about when, and how to treat a disease.

While new technologies undoubtedly offer far-reaching possibilities, technology itself is only one of several aspects to achieve sustainable improvements. Roche leverages the power of data analytics and workflow integration to gain insights that could revolutionize the current standard in healthcare. Restructuring the laboratory and coordinating work processes will inevitably lead to an increase in performance.

To ensure committed and competent support for these changes, Roche offers personalized advice every step of the way across the entire supply continuum - from the initial inventory to implementation and beyond. By managing operational and clinical data more efficiently, laboratories can help improve patient care from prevention to follow-up, turning that data into actionable outcomes that enable fact-based decisions by doctors and patients.