Siloed EHR systems and a lack of data standardization are feeding current healthcare interoperability issues.
The Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2019 was held on October 8 and 9, 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit agenda, centered around the theme “Digital Building Blocks for a Patient Centered Healthcare System”, featured local and international speakers.
On October 8, AmCham St Petersburg held its first “GOING SMART” Seminar to discuss the current trends of digital transformation and technologies integration into various areas of modern life: healthcare, smart cities, industries digitalization, transportation, energy, food, education and others.
Systemic problems plague the healthcare industry. We’ve all heard the discussions surrounding physician burnout. Demanding schedules, stressful situations, lack of time to connect with patients, and lack of sleep are just a few factors that can lead to emotional exhaustion and sap motivation for physicians and other healthcare workers. Recent research also shows that physician burnout doubled the odds of involvement in patient safety incidents.
The current situation with healthcare organizations is this: They’re gathering a lot of data—and we mean a lot—but much of it is lost in translation. The volume of information can be overwhelming, and facilities end up leveraging only a fraction of it. It’s understandable. Tons of information flows into health systems across different timelines and in different formats, ranging from medical records and departmental data to operational and financial reporting. To successfully develop and execute a strategic plan, healthcare executives desperately need a way to distill and digest all this data.
First Line Software was recently notified of their new partnership level as a Select Implementation Partner with InterSystems Corporation, a leading database management and healthcare information systems provider that powers large EHR vendor systems, hospital infrastructures, as well as national and regional health exchanges.
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