By Naveen Sarabu, Director, Product Management and Strategy, Liaison Healthcare Informatics
The Liaison Healthcare Informatics’ team travelled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2012 eHealth Initiative National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare. The forum was in the picturesque Gaylord Hotel & Convention Center in Washington DC overlooking Potomac River. Some of the panel discussion topics were the challenges to using secondary data, transforming data into healthcare intelligence, and leveraging analytics to facilitate accountable care. It was interesting to hear different viewpoints and experiences related to connecting, aggregating and analyzing data to meet clinical and financial performance goals.
Liaison Healthcare was also among several other healthcare IT companies to exhibit at this year’s conference, which was the first time eHealth Initiative held a vendor exposition show at their national forum. Liaison had an opportunity to speak with a large number of the attendees and was able to gain a higher level understanding of many of the pain-points attendees are currently experiencing with data integration and data analytics.
During the closing remarks, Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, discussed how they have handled a myriad challenges related to the migration of of getting data into and out of their existing EHRs. He also stated that calculating performance measures with their internal systems compared to performance measures calculated by the opensource popHealth tool was insightful and illustrated the complexities involved in data integration and analytics.
How advanced has your organization become with the migration of data into a single source for better performance measure calculations? Have you been able to realize verifiable improvements with your organizations clinical outcomes?