Category Archives: Cloud Computing

An improved healthcare system is possible with Interoperability

interoperabilityAccording to HIMSS, interoperability is about the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data and interpret that shared data.

    For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and present that data so that a user understands the information and can use it in their treatment and operations decisions.

Benefits of Interoperability
The premise of interoperability is making patient care and data safety better. Other goals include improved care coordination and experiences for patients, lowered healthcare costs and more robust public health data.

But how does interoperability accomplish these objectives?
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eHealth Exchange selects InterSystems to support expansion

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InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, announced it has been selected by the eHealth Exchange and took the challenge.

The eHealth Exchange has unique roots and began as a federal program initiative under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), which helped to incubate it as part of the NwHIN efforts. The eHealth Exchange is now supported by The Sequoia Project and has blossomed into a rapidly growing community of exchange partners.

Consider what happened with the DICOM protocol, radiology industry agreed the same image protocol to exchange radiological images through different platforms: High Resolution images flowing through the network, available also for post-processing tasks.
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This harmonization generated a branch industry from scratch: Carestream, GE Healthcare, Philips as well as Siemens Healthineers: eHealth Exchange is doing the same, put in place a kind of standard to share healthcare information accordingly.

Thinking future applications, an enourmous amount of healthcare data could be used for analysis via Deep Learning AI (Artificial Intelligence) to identify inferences not visibile to humans: diseases clusterization, possible risk causes and trends, the applications could be incredible.

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From a patient stand point, the advantage of a common health data protocol could be the possibility to access to any of the health information, collected in different facilities, avoiding any possible missing data: give to your own phisician access to your own data automatically, without taking old-fashioned CD could be fantastic.

I do think we’ll hear soon news from InterSystems whcih has the technological capabilities to reach the goal.

Salesforce named a leader in Real-Time Interaction Management

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Salesforce named a leader in Real-Time Interaction Management by independent research firm.

Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the global leader in CRM, today announced that Salesforce was named a leader by Forrester Research in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q1 2019.

Salesforce’s real-time interaction management capabilities are powered by the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, which enables companies to know their customers, personalize communications and engage with them across all channels in real-time.

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Marketing Cloud analyzes the real-time behaviors of customers, visualizes the customer lifecycle and allows marketers to take action in the moment with the next best communication, such as a relevant promotional offer via email or a targeted digital ad.

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