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.

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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.

 
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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.

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Topics: Interoperability, Data

How is Hart Connecting the Missing Pieces of CHOC’s Data Puzzle?

Posted by Mohamed Alkady on Nov 28, 2018 10:42:57 AM

Building jigsaw puzzles is a favorite pastime of many, young and old. Not only are there proven benefits to puzzle building, but seeing an image come together with each piece can be one of the most satisfying exercises, knowing you’ve reached the end as you place that one last piece. Yet, the moments of frustration when pieces are lost or are mixed in other puzzles somehow.

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Topics: Success Stories, Interoperability