Article by Donald Voltz, MD , in MedCity News:
"We are sitting on the edge of great potential in healthcare, if we are able to harness the power of the data currently flowing into the complex healthcare delivery system. To reach this end, we need to look beyond the ends of the data spectrum, the collection and storage. The real potential comes from the flow of data and meaning. Value and improvements in the delivery of care becomes realized when we tap into the flow data. To improve healthcare by leveraging technology, we need to create more value than we capture. Measurement of the insights we gain and transmit is far more important to enhancing care delivery and impacting our ailing healthcare system."
Fantastic article by Dr. Voltz.
When you consider that large, integrated delivery healthcare networks have 100s of different applications in their IT environment, generating data around their given function, non-stop, throughout the day, every day, it's hard to imagine how the IT team can harness the millions of HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to author consensus-based standards representing a board view from healthcare system stakeholders. HL7 has compiled a collection of message form... messages generated daily and gain some sort of actionable insights for caregivers.
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