Design Your Data Sharing Inside-Out

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Feb 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Sharing records is not anything new in healthcare, albeit most are still faxed when you go to one doctor vs another or electronically sent using CCDA or if you are fortunate to have an integrated system they may be passed through an internal viewer.

When systems work to setup their data sharing, or an ACO or CIN is getting started one of the most common approaches is they first reach out to all their provider groups to sign a data sharing agreement and then they begin to collect their data and in return at some point in the future they will share that.

It's time to change that approach.

Read More

Topics: Data, Platform, Strategy

Your Analytics Software Is Creating Another Silo

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Feb 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In healthcare the current hottest trend we see is analytics software that seems to have the promise to do it all. Often times Integration Engines, HIEs and Population Health Management is also thrown into the mix to confuse things even more. Regardless of which you are looking at, we are going to call these "Analytics" software.

Don't get us wrong we are not against any analytics software, however we are against the case for yet another silo to be created, but this can be managed!

Read More

Topics: Data, Platform, Strategy

Why Care Gaps Are Really Data Gaps

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Jan 17, 2019 11:02:26 AM

In healthcare you will often hear, or see in the news, talks about care gaps. Care gaps is used to describe when a link in the chain along the journey is not connected. Think of care gaps as a way to address a particular path/journey/experience in the same manner every time.

Read More

Topics: Interoperability, Data, Platform

Which Integration Method Is Right For You?

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Jan 10, 2019 12:57:48 PM

 In healthcare it seems we are always talking about the latest type of connection you can use HL7, FHIR, ADT and the list goes on; what is even more comical is it changes based on who you are talking to Provider? Payer? Patient?

It feels like the fix for integration has been to create a new type of integration standard. However it is not all about these times of connectors or integrations, we can actually reduce down all this into 3 main areas to focus on.

 
Read More

Topics: Interoperability, Data

Do We Really Need APIs In Healthcare?

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Dec 4, 2018 4:46:00 PM

When I talk to CEOs and CIOs often the first question I get is what are APIs and followed almost immediately by why do I need them? Perhaps, as I have come to learn, the root of the question is do I really need it? I mean after all we do have HL7 so why APIs and how are they different.

Read More

Topics: Interoperability, Data