How to Meet the Needs of Mobile Patients through Interoperability

Even when Patient Health Information is effectively shared across a healthcare network – provider organizations still struggle to share patient data across organizational boundaries to meet the healthcare needs of increasingly mobile patient populations.

For instance, consider the healthcare needs of retirees escaping the deep freeze of a Midwestern winter for the warmer climate of Florida. Without full access to unified and comprehensive patient data, healthcare providers new to the patient run the risk of everything from ordering expensive, unnecessary tests to prescribing the wrong medications. In these situations, at minimum, the patient’s quality of care is suboptimal. And in the worst-case scenarios, a lack of interoperability across networks can lead to devastating patient outcomes.

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System and process

To ensure better patient outcomes, healthcare organizations require a level of system and process interoperability that enables sharing of the real-time patient data that leads to informed provider decision-making, decreased expenses for payer organizations – and ultimately enhanced patient-centered care across network and geographic boundaries. Effective interoperability means everyone wins.

Information support

To keep efficiency, profitability and patient-centered care all moving in the right direction, healthcare organizations need complete visibility into all critical reporting metrics across hospitals, programs and regions. In answer to that need, Intel has partnered with MarkLogic and Tableau to develop an example of the business intelligence dashboard of the future. This interactive dashboard runs on Intel hardware and MarkLogic software. Aptly named, Tableau’s visually rich and shareable display features critical, insightful analytics that tell the inside story behind each patient’s data. This technology empowers clinicians new to the patient with a more holistic view of his health.

Combined strength

By combining MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL technology with Intel’s full range of products, Tableau is able to break down information silos, integrate heterogeneous data, and give access to critical information in real-time – providing a centralized application of support for everything from clinical informatics and fraud prevention to medical research and publishing. Tableau powered by MarkLogic and Intel delivers clear advantages to payers, providers and patients.

To see Intel, MarkLogic, and Tableau in action, please stop by and visit with us at HIMSS in the Mobile Health Knowledge Zone, Booth 8368. We’ll guide you through an immersive demonstration that illustrates how the ability to integrate disparate data sources will lead you to better outcomes for all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, including:

  • Patient empowerment
  • Provider-patient communication
  • Payer insight into individuals or population heath
  • Product development (drug and device manufacturers)

What questions do you have about interoperability?

Noland Joiner is Chief Technology Officer, Healthcare, at MarkLogic‌.