As healthcare organizations continue putting patients first to improve health outcomes, they are looking to innovative solutions and technology to pave the way. Mt. San Rafael Hospital is a prime example of a world-class healthcare organization that is using data and predictive analytics to decrease readmission rates. Other healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud and as-a-service models so they can access massive amounts of data that may be turned into actionable insights as quickly as possible.
The move towards a more patient-centric business model is not only for the private sector, though. Within the federal government, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), puts patients first by increasing the number of walk-in urgent care clinics available to Veterans for minor cases. Continue reading our latest roundup below to find out more.
Why Predictive Analytics are Key to a Patient- First Hospital
Mt. San Rafael Hospital, one of healthcare’s “most wired hospitals”, is putting predictive analytics front and center by ensuring patient data is readily accessible for hospital staff while keeping it safe from potential threats. The hospital has already seen drastic results in the reduction of readmission rates by being able to identify trends and strengthen diagnostic capabilities. Through predictive analytics, the hospital can identify warning signs of diseases such as sepsis, one of the primary causes of death in hospitals.
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Federal MISSION Act Gives Veterans Access to Urgent Care Clinics
For years, Veterans have had to rely on the VA clinic for the treatment of anything from a minor cold to broken bones and more acute conditions. Because of the Federal MISSION Act, Veterans will now have access to over 5,000 urgent care clinics across the country for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. All of this has taken place in a move to putting Veterans healthcare first. VA spokesperson, Dr. Kameron Matthews told Federal News Radio in a recent interview that these clinics should give Veterans greater access to around-the-clock care. You can listen to the full interview here.
Connected Healthcare Increases Data Burden But Delivers Life-Saving Results
As more healthcare organizations move to a patient first business model, having the best and most innovative data solutions are key to drawing actionable insights that improve patient care. Companies like Perspectium help healthcare organizations move data to the cloud and invest in IT services that help them create actionable outcomes from the data. It’s also important that healthcare organizations look for solutions that are scalable for big data research. What else should you look for in a health IT solutions provider? Find out here.