Going Beyond EMRs to Create the “Golden Record”

Jake Freivald's picture
 By | March 01, 2016
in Omni, Health Services, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Data Quality, healthcare, HIMSS16, Omni-Patient 2.0
March 01, 2016

Omni-Patient provides a 360-degree view of all major business domains for healthcare providers.

The Information Builders team is in Las Vegas this week for the HIMSS16 Conference and Expo. The team is excited to be at healthcare’s biggest event, where we’re getting the latest from industry leaders and talking about all things BI, analytics and healthcare. We’re also excited to be debuting the latest release of Omni-Patient, our patient information management solution. 
Today’s healthcare space is awash in data. Think about it: if a middle-aged patient has a primary care physician, sees a couple of specialists, uses health insurance and has changed providers once or twice, you suddenly have several decades of disparate data sources that must be integrated for just that one patient. When you think about the number of patients that a hospital or healthcare group serves, the data challenge is staggering. 
In order to provide efficient, affordable and accurate healthcare, providers must have a “golden record” for each patient. If they’re lacking information, they’re reducing productivity, driving up costs and potentially putting patients at risk. One of the biggest factors to consider when creating these “golden records” is that the necessary data originates from different sources, in different formats. Information comes from multiple electronic medical records (EMR), HR data, financial records and other external sources. 
This is one of the areas where Omni-Patient 2.0 shines: it efficiently integrates data not only from multiple EMRs, but also from numerous outside sources. The reality of the situation is that EMRs, as helpful as they can be, do not capture all pertinent patient data. Having the ability to incorporate information that is housed outside of EMRs is critical to obtain a full and accurate picture of a patient. Another concern is that EMRs are not always up to date or complete. A patient may have several different records floating around, so being able to integrate across different EMRs – as well as cleanse and master all that data – is beyond imperative, both to improve efficiencies and ensure high-level care.    
We’d love to chat further with you about the importance of thinking beyond EMRs when managing patient data. If you’re at HIMSS16, stop by booth 4665 to chat with our experts. And for more information about Information Builders’ work in the healthcare space, check out our roster of great healthcare clients as well as our intelligence, integration and data integrity offerings.
Don't just take our word and our customers' word for it, read this Omni-Patient 2.0 summary in HealthcareITNews