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Why Should Healthcare Organizations Opt for a Unified Data Platform?

Healthcare organizations are unique beasts. Like other industries, they too, are separated by different participating groups- payers, health systems, accountable care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech companies- to name a few. But...

Social Determinants: Hype or Promise while Addressing Population Health and Outcome Measures?

Social determinants of health account for 80% of health outcomes. From here on, it becomes significant to assess the overall impact of ‘social factors’ on population health and outcome measures. Since reducing cost and utilization is the primary...

The Impact of Clinical Integration and Interoperability on ED Utilization

Consider a 57-year old diabetic man who missed his past two HbA1c tests. Given that diabetes runs in his family, and that his blood glucose is more than 8.1%, he is quite likely to have a stroke, or worse, a cardiac arrest. Perhaps if someday, that...

Why is Two-way Interoperability the Holy Grail of Value-based Care?

An ideal state for two-way interoperability would be wherein all systems in the U.S. have adopted the industry standards. However, the current scenario is a far cry from what it should be. Digitalization in healthcare has been fairly new and while...

What are the Best Practices for Successful EHR Integration in Value-based Care?

Over 95% of hospitals have a certified EHR technology in place today, yet EHR integration still remains a sticking point, resulting in reduced efficiencies, higher costs, and negative outcomes. As of 2015, only 65% of hospitals could make use of...