A large quantity of digital ink has been devoted to the topic of analytics in healthcare – specifically clinical analytics with the ability to predict and possibly improve outcomes. And rightfully so, considering the transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement models and penalties for the readmission of patients with certain diagnoses. But with the majority of coverage on these aspects of healthcare reform aimed at the payers and providers that must adapt, one key stakeholder is often not considered: the patient.
Recently, Health Management Technology hosted a roundtable discussion featuring David Fletcher, Streamline’s director of solution development, as part of the publication’s newly launched Exclusive Conference Call Series. Centered on Big Data Analytics, the conversation also featured Dr. Stephen Ober, chief medical officer of Emdeon, and Bimal Naik, chief client officer of CitiusTech.
Healthcare organizations have been working with large amounts of data for many years, and while the term big data is generating a buzz within the industry, the concept is far from new. Due to the rise in the prevalence and variety of healthcare IT systems put to use in hospitals, however, the sheer quantity of information being produced is reaching new heights.
Earlier this week, Streamline’s president and chief executive officer Bob Watson spoke with HIStalk as part of their interview series with executives from leading healthcare solution providers.