We as healthcare innovators can no longer accept the status quo.
It’s not good enough for providers to use dozens of different technology vendors to manage their daily needs. It’s unacceptable that patients walk into doctors’ offices carrying briefcases and binders filled with their health data—and sometimes that still doesn’t hold it all.
Nearly all healthcare leaders agree that interoperability is the answer, but how we get there isn’t quite so cut and dry. ManaCloud is working to be part of the solution, enabling healthcare data management across devices, electronic records and applications.
It starts with interoperability
Greenway Health CMO Dr. Jim Ingram said it best in a panel on the biggest challenges facing CIOs:
“The reality is that it’s like building an interstate system. We did it backward. First, we built all the systems within cities, then we tried to build connections in between. It would’ve been much easier to build the connections first.”
Dr. Ingram hit the proverbial nail on the nail.
In this scenario, the ‘cities’ are providers, physicians, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, applications, medical devices and software programs, all of which are sources of information patients need to access. It’s exhausting just to think about.
Interoperability makes this exchange of information possible—building the roadways, if you will. ManaCloud enables interoperability through our HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platform-as-a-service.
What does interoperability mean for you? In essence, why should you care?
If you’re a healthcare organization, it means data flows seamlessly between your system and the Blue Cross claims department, the laboratory on the other side of town, and the pharmacy around the corner. Your workload and backlog gets a little lighter.
If you’re a physician, it means your patients have greater control over their own healthcare data and are more empowered to help you make informed decisions about their care. They have higher satisfaction rates, which in turn benefits your practice or your hospital.
If you’re a developer, it means your conversations with healthcare executives and other potential clients make it to the next level, as you’re fully prepared to integrate with their EHRs and other data sources.
In the grand scheme of things, though, the party who stands the most to gain from universal interoperability is the patient.
Universal integrated data management like that enabled by ManaCloud comes with numerous long-term benefits for patient care. Leading healthcare executives cite a reduction in adverse events, fewer redundant tests, and lower all-around costs among interoperability’s many benefits.
Add to that the immense amount of time saved for doctors and their staff from no longer entering and retrieving information manually, along with lower costs as a result of integrated technologies. The result is a true recipe for a better, more effective healthcare system.
We invite you to join us in the push for unified data. Contact us to learn more about how ManaCloud can help you today.