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Healthcare Shifts From Patient Model to Consumption Model

In a world where people are more informed than ever before the patterns of purchase behavior are changing and they are affecting not just the way we buy products, but the way we consume services as well.

Healthcare is also feeling this shift as patients move away from the “patient mindset” and become consumers or users of healthcare.

Technology is leading this transition, as we are now more acutely monitoring our health with wearable devices that track our exercise and food consumption. Mobile applications and patient portals that give us direct access to information about ourselves that we could not have imagined just a few years ago augment these devices.

Other technologies such as telehealth and video conferencing that are completely changing the healthcare experience can be found in the meeting spaces and operating rooms throughout hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Such technologies make it possible for patients and doctors to connect faster and doctors and specialists to collaborate in real time to solve important health care problems.

In this article “A Consumer View of Healthcare Reforms and IoE driven Healthcare IT Innovations” Cisco goes deep into how “The Internet of Everything” is changing the entire consumption experience of healthcare services. Learn more by reading the article and if you are interested in changing the way your organization communicates check out more from AvidexAV. To read the full Cisco article click here.

Bob Higginbotham

About Bob Higginbotham

Bob Higginbotham, CTS-I, CTS-D, is the Avidex National Manager of Healthcare AV. Bob has spent his 30 year career in leadership positions in the AV industry including extensive design and build work in healthcare facilities. He owned and operated a successful AV business in Texas with multiple offices in several cities where he managed a staff of over 100 employees. Bob has served as a technical consultant for a major AV manufacturer, led the technical sales team for a national video conferencing provider and provided technology auditing services for several private education facilities. He has a unique working knowledge of audiovisual technology as well as multiple certifications in audio engineering, acoustics, AV design, CQT system commissioning and video transmission systems. Bob holds a BA in communications and has recently served as board chair for a large private school. He brings his years of technical knowledge and leadership experience to Avidex where he leads the national healthcare AV team. Contact Bob at bobh@avidexav.com