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Interoperability: building a connected healthcare platform

interoperabilityAccording to HIMSS analytics, the average hospital has affiliated providers using 16 EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems — most often provided by a different vendor.

    With so many disparate systems, interoperability — getting computerized systems and software applications to connect, exchange, and interpret EHR data — remains a pressing issue for the industry. Mulesoft could be the solution.

As we trailblaze the way and reimagine connected care, I would like to share three insights that are integral to the healthcare industry’s success.

#1: Build an ecosystem with the person at the center
As an industry, healthcare has a long way to go, especially compared with consumer-centric industries like online retail and banking.

#2: Integration is possible
Connecting technologies requires seamless integration and that is why I’m happy about Salesforce’s recent acquisition, Mulesoft. It’s a critical component for our interoperability efforts, enabling API-led connectivity and an enhanced 360-degree view of our patients/members.

#3: Providers, payers, life sciences, tech partners and more: We’re in it together
We have to take a platform approach: to see patients holistically, beyond just the clinical visit. This means unifying care around the patient and connecting the ecosystem, including system integrators and application partners who leverage their industry expertise.

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Philips incubator program focuses on AI healthcare

philips-incubator-program-focuses-on-ai-healthcare-min2-min-910x420As a global leader in health technology, Philips, or Royal Philips, has opened a collaboration programme for 19 start-ups to join the Philips incubator program.

The initiative is a global collaboration working across the Philips innovation hubs across the world with the focus on improving AI in healthcare.

The global collaboration program includes intelligent treatment for radiology, oncology and ultrasound. It also covers AI clinical decisions support tools such as image interpretation, analysis and workflow tools.

Out of 750 applicants, 19 of the most promising start-ups were selected for the incubator program.

How it works
The fast-track program takes place over 12 weeks. During this time Philips will engage with all of the early stage start-ups, which come from 14 different countries.

Patient-Centred AI
While AI has already proven its ability to improve patient outcomes and the efficiency of care, it is important not to lose sight of the patient-centred approach.

Accelerating breakthrough innovation
With the collaboration programs, Philips aims to speed up breakthrough innovation within the health industry. They are doing this through supporting internal venturing and external start-up engagement.

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