Innovation Lifecycle Management: Crowdsourcing Simulation
Traditionally, every significant hospital design project began with the same question: “How many instruments do we require?” This debate, however, is now shifting, and instrument count is no longer the key design criterion for many new hospitals. Health-care authorities around the world now take into account the insights on how to address several forthcoming macro trends by planning for calculated investments in people, mechanisms, and facilities enabled by digital innovations, which could have huge ramifications for how hospitals are manned, sized, and tailored in the future.
Today’s professionals now should also consider technologies that have the potential to develop new ways to continuously monitor patients and integrate data to track individual patients’ and operational units’. Robots and automation are now trimming unproductive operations, this crowdsourcing exercise resulted in the development of use cases to decrease expenses and boost income. Use cases emerging out of crowdourcing simulation experiments aim to create exact scenarios that evolve after the innovations are procured and implemented in hospitals.
Crowdsourcing simulations are a great way to create evidence-based models of hospitals enabled by complex digital and automated technologies that is otherwise usually difficult to envision. This allows hospital procurement and innovation teams to stay confident in their procurement decision particularly when heavy investments and complex technologies are involved. In the long run, as digital technology continues to improve care delivery, process efficiency, and the patient and provider experience, the benefits in investment of such crowdsourcing ideas and experimentation could include significantly greater care, improved operational efficiencies, and enhanced patient care.