Due to the restructuring of the German healthcare system and the changes in the healthcare market, we are facing a number of major challenges. With the Asklepios Future Hospital Program (AFH). Asklepios has found an innovative and future-oriented response to this situation.
The “AFH” sets new standards when it comes to the quality and efficiency of healthcare. At the centre of the program are people, companies and technologies all wanting to actively participate in shaping the future of the healthcare system. The quality and future viability of the healthcare system depend decisively on whether we can manage to flexibly shape treatment, communication and management processes efficiently and with regard to the changing requirements.
There are many good ideas and technological innovations in the healthcare sector. Nevertheless, most people suffer from the fact that the ideas and IT solutions are often only tailored to one area: emergency, hospital or rehabilitation, or only to one professional group: nursing staff, doctors, administrative personnel. The Asklepios Future Hospital takes another path: It is not our goal to simply improve the individual weak spots in the healthcare system. We are more thorough and aim to optimise communication between all parties involved.
Within the scope of the AFH program, we are developing innovative technological solutions and testing them under real conditions because we would like to participate in creating a more efficient and sustainable healthcare system. For the many physicians at the Asklepios Clinics and their around one million patients per year, a new era has begun. In the future, every physician will have access to the knowledge of professional colleagues within the entire hospital group within a few minutes at the click of a mouse and via webcam over a live video connection. This new solution brings many advantages for patients, including in particular reduced waiting times for initial diagnosis, the prevention of unnecessary double examinations and even better treatment success.