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Where is Healthcare IT Going in 2015? Some Predictions…….

After the New Year’s champagne has been toasted, where will 2015 find us in regards to health IT?  Some food for thought:

1) New companies playing in the healthcare sandbox such as Google and Apple.  Will Siri take on healthcare next in addition to directions to dinner?

2) Quality vs. Quantity of Data

3) Engaging the consumer more and more with tools to do so

4) Increasing use of Telemedicine

What are your predictions for 2015?  What would you like to see take off?

Enterprise Content Management: Data, Data, Everywhere and Too Much Data to Drink

Increasingly, organizations are swimming in disparate data sources.  For a payer, that could mean data that is stored and used by their claims adjudication engine (membership, provider, benefits, and claims data), financial systems, and care management systems just to name a few.  Even for the smallest of provider organization, they might use a patient registration system, billing system, clinical documentation workflow system, and a financial system.  Generally, these systems do not speak to one another.  It takes (yet another) system to make sense of all this data.  A growing segment of healthcare is ECM or Enterprise Content Management.  I know of one large payer that had a real struggle w/their information management department b/c of the myriad systems that had accumulated over many years and the acquisition of multiple health plans.

This article dives deeper into ECM and also how systems outside of an organization’s typical ecosystem will need to be reevaluated and rethought in order to keep up w/the changing healthcare landscape.