As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it is only becoming more data-driven. Between patient data, clinical data, and insurer data, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. The challenge arises when we must figure out how this information can best be managed to improve patient outcomes. While data management was undoubtedly a popular topic of conversation at HIMSS 2017, the focus on patient care was really the core theme of this year’s event.
According to Spencer Hamons, Regional Chief Information Officer at NetApp Healthcare, reliable, nondisruptive access to current and complete clinical data – securely delivered to whichever platform the caregiver prefers – is a cornerstone to improving patient care. The same goes for health insurers, who need real-time data to provide the best care and treatment plans possible for patients. When it comes to insurance data, though, challenges differ from those that providers face. Paul Smith, National Practice Leader, Healthcare Insurance at NetApp, identified latency and pockets of no data as the big rocks that stand in the payers’ path. You can read full article on GovDataDownload here.