Building connected health and care systems: Integrating services with actionable data

In order to meet the aspirations of Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim for Healthcare, the management and delivery of care is increasingly moving beyond the walls of an individual institution to focus on integrated and coordinated care, built around the needs and preferences of the consumer. Digital first tools and services are increasingly becoming part of the landscape of care, and the need and success of the consumer’s outcomes center on a single, integrated and coordinated experience of their care.

Healthcare organizations need real-time visibility of the performance of their services and the services of the wider health system in order to most effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their patients. However, the data required to make this a reality is often not easily accessible. With the right approach – that includes the ability to integrate and ingest data across disparate applications, link datasets, gain evidence-based insights about populations, and to support clinical workflows across organizations – these challenges can be addressed.

Open Health Connect is a digital platform that provides the building blocks to enable healthcare organizations to support better clinical and operational decision-making by providing access to real-time data and insights across the continuum of care.

Six pillars of value: Meeting healthcare data needs

The Open Health Connect platform is made up of six pillars that together provide a comprehensive platform ecosystem for innovation and modernization to create a connected health ecosystem based on open standards and APIs, that connects care providers, patients and other caregivers across organizational and geographic boundaries.

  • Integrate: Open Health Connect addresses the digital health challenge of enabling the flow of complex and fragmented data from disparate systems and applications.
  • Ingest: Through its integrated care record, Open Health Connect provides a single datastore to hold data that has been ingested from multiple source systems and normalized to the FHIR standard.
  • Tag: Open Health Connect provides out-of-the-box semantic linking of datasets with hundreds of health conditions, that enable clinicians and researchers to ask relevant questions and extract specific data that accelerate the development of analytics insights based on AI/ML approaches.
  • Insight: Open Health Connect provides analytics and evidence-based insights about populations and individual health.
  • Inform: The Analytics Workbench component provides evidence-based insights about populations and individual health, enabling investigative intelligence on the data in the longitudinal patient record through navigable dashboards and visualizations.
  • Intervene: Intervene allows clinicians to visualize an event and understand the level of intervention necessary based on clinical decision support.

The Open Health Connect Difference

As the healthcare industry gains more real-time access to and insights from the vast stores of data and information about consumer care, Open Health Connect and its flexible, independent, yet connected pillars will make it easier to:

  • Easily integrate data from a wide range of existing healthcare applications easily
  • Aggregate data faster and create an open, interoperable, agile platform environment connecting existing and legacy assets
  • Optimize and activate the new and existing investments made in data integration and analytics to maximize the value from all available systems
  • Enable collaboration with partners across the healthcare ecosystem by leveraging industry standards
  • Create an integrated digital-care record or a consolidated data lake that allows users to cross-link information and derive new insights using structured and unstructured information, internet of things, wearable medical devices and more.
  • Securely integrate and share data across the healthcare ecosystem into an abstract longitudinal consumer record.
  • Deploy an ecosystem of front-end solutions to support consumers, providers and care coordinators via integrated and collaborative platform services based on Industry Standard APIs.

Key Benefits

  • Achieve faster time to value.
  • Integrate disparate data.
  • Securely share data.
  • Deliver an outstanding digital user experience.
  • Real-world insights based on real-world evidence.

Key features

  • Information-sharing across the entire healthcare ecosystem.
  • Efficient collection of population health data.
  • Faster treatments brought to market.
  • Healthier patient outcomes.

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