Digital Health Is the Future of Healthcare
Digital health is certainly transforming healthcare industry. Rather than calling the doctor’s office to request results or change billing information, patients are simply accessing their hospital’s self-service portal using their computers or mobile devices. Today, hardly anyone goes out jogging without a fitness tracker, and some of these wearables are sending real-time information directly to the doctors office. Artificial intelligence, analytics, and deep learning are all making inroads in the emerging modern healthcare sector. Also, patients are increasingly leveraging social media platforms to share health related knowledge. All of these trends rely on a common asset: data.
EHR and EMR Integration with Other Data Sources
Historically, most healthcare data was in hard copy format or stored in the IT department’s relational database. But with the emergence of wearable, mobile, and web technologies, data comes to the IT department from everywhere, and in every possible format. Legacy physical data warehouses and ETL processes are not equipped to combine such heterogeneous data to extract meaningful information out of it in real time. Electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) integration poses a significant challenge for many healthcare IT departments. Most importantly, while machine generated or other types of patient data are in motion, maintaining the security and privacy of patient data is of the utmost importance. Modern healthcare IT departments are in dire need of a technology that can generate instant insights based on heterogeneous sources of data while providing end-to-end data security and governance.
Data Virtualization in Healthcare
Data virtualization is one of the most innovative data integration technologies, and it can combine every possible format of data in real time, with all-encompassing data security and governance capabilities. While healthcare data volumes are growing exponentially, healthcare organizations need 360-degree views of patient health data. They need logical data warehouses, which can combine complex healthcare provider network data and the necessary data services to feed healthcare related information to various stakeholders within the network. The Denodo Platform uses data virtualization to enable 360-degree views and logical data warehouse architectures, while also offering the highest level of privacy and security for patients’ PII data and granular access control for managing clinical data and data lineage information for protection against data breaches.
The Benefits of Data Virtualization
Streamlined payment and reimbursement structures.
Simplified access to integrated data views, even during mergers or divestments.
The highest possible quality of patient care while also enabling patients to access their own data directly through laptops and mobile devices.
Enhanced HIPAA compliance.
Increased ROI, due to flexible data virtualization deployment models.
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