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Modern Home Care: A Glimpse into the Future of Patient-Centered Healthcare Systems

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Today, we already have many technologies that could contribute to a sustainably oriented healthcare system in which patients are at the center of the care processes. Advances in human genome sequencing and personalized therapies for serious diseases, AI-based drug development, robotic surgery, and digital networking are already possible and in use today. What is missing so far is a continuum of care that extends from a person’s home, place of work, and outdoor time to the doctor’s office, clinic, rehabilitation center, and nursing home. Our current healthcare system is still too fragmented and operates in different sectors that are poorly coordinated. Managed care is a methodical and practical approach that could address this lack of interconnectedness and enable a user- or patient-centered system. The first step toward this is continuity of data from the different settings. This chapter will look at a possible future in which networking and data continuity is already a reality and then, starting from that endpoint, show the milestones reached so far and discuss what is still needed to achieve a patient-centered healthcare system that works proactively.

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Kunhardt, H. (2022). Modern Home Care: A Glimpse into the Future of Patient-Centered Healthcare Systems. In: Ehsani, S., Glauner, P., Plugmann, P., Thieringer, F.M. (eds) The Future Circle of Healthcare. Future of Business and Finance. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99838-7_13

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