As innovative technologies are put to use in the healthcare community, equally innovative data solutions must be implemented to support and run these systems. Healthcare IT leaders need speed, operational efficiency, and security from their data solutions to ensure performance and ease of use. In this roundup, Dr. Daniel Nigrin, senior vice president and CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital offers tips on interoperability, we explore an all-flash solution for healthcare providers, and learn about a new partnership that could produce the next generation of healthcare IT.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Daniel Nigrin, senior vice president and CIO, is taking a different approach to interoperability by starting with the clinical use-cases. “What data about your patients do your providers need, and at what times?” Nigrin said. “Will the provider pull data about a patient when needed from another organization? Do they even know what that organization is or if there’s even any data out there?”
Having the answers to these questions will allow organizations to evaluate the technical approaches to data exchange with other organizations, specifically those with a different EHR system. This step will help IT leaders understand if provider portals, direct messaging, and other solutions are the best to offer. “Or perhaps even, as we march toward the future, the potential reliance on a patient-centered model, in which the patient themselves maintains and controls the aggregation of their data, and makes it available to their provider as needed,” he said.
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Technology Requires Data Solutions
Speed, operational ease, and security are top priority for IT leaders that are managing large amounts of healthcare data. From electronic records to medical imaging and genomic sequencing, healthcare organizations are required to handle advanced data and leaders need a solution that can store, manage, move, and secure data, without impacting performance.
All-flash systems offer healthcare the ability to manipulate data without impacting infrastructure or performance. For healthcare IT leaders looking for a new way to manage their data environment, all-flash may be the answer.
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University of California, Berkeley Data Science Fellowship
The University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco announced a new partnership with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson that will focus on building a data science fellowship program. This program will explore new approaches to healthcare data and work to train the healthcare IT leaders of tomorrow.
“UCSF — as well as the other University of California Health systems — have spent significant resources to deploy the latest electronic health record technologies to improve medical care,” said Atul Butte, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief Data Scientist for UC Health. “This new fellowship program will bring some of the brightest data scientists to UCSF and UC Berkeley to help us optimize available data and improve the practice of medicine itself.”
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