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services environment can be smart technology choices for today’s healthcare environment.


This digital approach presents a dramatic change in how information is aggregated, stored and delivered when compared to traditional healthcare IT. But the technologies can improve the way essential services, such as chronic care management, are delivered. It’s likely that the solution will require pulling together an ecosystem of partner technologies, something a strategic partner can help navigate.


4. Where should I focus to derive insights from numerous data sources?


Aggregating and integrating data is key to handling it successfully. “Clean,” high-quality data is easier to use and can improve predictive capabilities. Organizations should focus on how to bring data sources together and make them connect to patients to derive insights.


Keep in mind that though providers have a set of clinical data based on electronic health records, there’s a wealth of data that goes beyond the hospitals’ four walls. For example, a patient suffering from weather-related asthma conditions may benefit from a weather alert that could help her get a day or two ahead of the cycle on a prescribed care pathway. Non-clinical data sources such as genomic data, socioeconomic data and more can lead to better analytical insights, and better patient outcomes.


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5. What is the right technology to support the road to digital health?


Dealing with mounds of data also means dealing with the technology that enables storage and use. Cloud technology, digital applications, modern platforms and a shared


One major benefit to technology transformation is that improvements to legacy systems will likely result in reduced operational costs, as well.


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