Pop Health Forum discussions offer hopeful outlook for interoperability
At the 2016 Pop Health Forum, healthcare providers delved into one of the industry’s most pressing issues: How do we meet demand on the fee-for-service side while simultaneously controlling risk on the value-based-care side? Allscripts Vice President of Solutions Management Jim Bresee helped address that question in this video:
Delivering the complete patient record at the point of care
Today, patient data resides in many different places. For clinicians to have a complete view of their patients, they need technology that can bring this data together in a way that is accurate and useful.
First and foremost, it’s critical to know the record is aggregating the data for the right patient. When you bring information together from inside and outside the organization, you have to know with absolute certainty you have the right patient. Technology must use reliable patient identification techniques to accurately link all concepts of a patient.
Equally important, the platform must normalize to national standard nomenclature to enable comparing data from disparate sources. The Allscripts dbMotion Solution™ interoperability platform provides the additional capability of offering insights from this data at the point of care.
Innovation won’t come from a single source
A single company cannot address all of the challenges in Health IT, which is why it is critical to take an Open approach. Collaboration is the only way to accelerate solving problems – and an Open platform enables the brightest minds from all corners of the industry to work together.
I agree with Jim’s assessment that there is good news for interoperability in that vendors are willing to talk to each other to achieve better connectivity. There is a larger appetite for exploring new data integration models.
There are several new ways to connect systems that didn’t exist before. New initiatives and protocols, such as FHIR, are creating innovative new ways of linking platforms and will result in more tightly integrated systems.
Maintaining fee-for-service models while shifting to value-based-care models can be challenging, but solid progress toward interoperability will ease the transition. It’s a complex journey, but with collaboration and the right technology platforms, providers can position themselves to succeed.