Idea submitted by: Basit Chaudhry
Innovations in technology are often become breakthroughs when combined with innovations in service delivery. Conversely-radical innovations in services often depend on new technologies. Goal oriented care offers a promising approach to create this needed synergy in healthcare.
Goal oriented care is a model where patients & clinicians work together to focus on the individual health objectives a patient chooses across dimensions of health (e.g. quality of life, symptoms, mobility). Because it bridges across individual diseases, it’s a particularly important model for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Goal oriented care could facilitate significant innovation in how technologies are designed & used. Because patients define the objectives for care, the data generated will be more appropriate & meaningful to individuals. The cognitive burden to sort through noisy streams of health data can be reduced dramatically.
At the same time, innovations in technology & design are required to enable goal oriented care to become a reality. New information flows, human factors, data visualizations, decision support, etc. are needed.
Breakthroughs in patient engagement will often require the best of both worlds – combining innovation in health services & technologies. Goal oriented care is a model whose time has hopefully arrived.