We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/14 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Bill Fox (@FoxBigData) of @MarkLogic on the topic of “Healthcare Data Integration Cutting Room Floor: Cluttered with valuable unused and ‘laundered’ data.”
Improving healthcare data integration, flexibility, agility and time to market for development and implementation starts with ingesting data and ends with analytics and insights-an operationalize before you analyze best practice approach.
How healthcare data is captured, represented, secured and made available to the application services intended to support the value-based models of care everyone expects to improve patient outcomes, while addressing escalating costs, is a fundamental necessity for digitally transforming today’s healthcare organizations.
Thankfully, operational data integration technologies have rapidly emerged that address and support the critical functionality healthcare providers, health plans and ancillary organizations need to support the healthcare consumers and patients, and effect true health care outcome improvement and cost containment challenges.
The intention of this chat is to share ideas, facts, thoughts, and opinions on the theme of whether the legacy technology that still dominates most IT shops in healthcare supports reform and innovation initiatives or not. Quite simply, are we leaving too much valuable, unused and ‘laundered’ healthcare data” on the ‘Cutting Room Floor’ of the very healthcare organizations we’re all counting on to best leverage that data? Our hope is that this chat helps to surface how healthcare organizations – providers, payers, 3rd parties and vendors – can get the most from our respective investment in our healthcare data platforms.
Reference & Resources:
- A Practical Guide to Healthcare Data: Tips, traps and techniques
- Why Unstructured Data is Important to Healthcare Providers
- A business case for fixing Provider Data issues
- Three Questions for Your Healthcare Data Strategy
- Unstructured Data in Electronic Health Record Systems: Challenges and Solutions
- 5 Reasons Healthcare Data Is Unique and Difficult to Measure
- Webinar: Is Your Data Strategy Ready for Quality & Payment Reform?
This Week’s Topics
T1: What’s your biggest, most expensive health data “hairball” or pain point in combining data across domains or multiple systems? #HITsm
T2: What is the most valuable data that’s not being used today in #healthcare due to cost / complexity of integration? #HITsm
T3: What data impacts #healthcare consumer / member / patient experience and service the most? #HITsm
T4: 80% of all data is unstructured. What types of unstructured data can help improve service, outcomes & lower costs the most? #HITsm
T5: Why should scarce resources be invested in analytics before combining, enriching, harmonizing and operationalizing data first? #HITsm
Bonus: Why do firms continue using legacy ETL & tools vs adopting a “next gen” data integration platform approach? #HITsm
8/11 – TBD
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8/25 – TBD
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We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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