Digital services improve health outcomes and business results
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused 1.6 million deaths in the U.S. as of this writing. While death rates are falling, the physical and mental consequences for individual health outcomes will continue for decades. Long COVID-19 symptoms might last a lifetime, while much remains unknown about longer- term health effects. As was the rest of the society, the U.S. healthcare system was unprepared for the rapid change in demand for care, hospital beds, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE). The industry is making changes to respond to the disease and to accommodate the increasing demand for healthcare services. Digital transformation and IT services are helping stakeholders in all parts of the healthcare ecosystem deal with the present and be future ready.