Improve Your Data IQ

Raise Your Data IQ

Dec 11, 2018

Every day, billions of bits of discreet digital data is generated. A significant proportion of that data is healthcare related. According to a 2014 IDC report sponsored by EMC, healthcare data is growing at an annual rate of 48% and will reach 2,314 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) by 2020. A major challenge to unlocking the value of the data and harnessing the richness of disparate data sets is that the data continues to be housed in separate medical information systems. As a result, there is an inability of healthcare professionals to access, analyze and observe relationships between multiparametric data points. This ability is a table stakes requirement for transforming data into knowledge. The thoughtful application of knowledge combined with skill is the essence of intelligence.

Introducing VisualStrata® a precision medicine informatics platform specifically designed by bioinformaticists and knowledge engineers to meet the challenges of managing the complex data sets generated in healthcare, including those related to precision diagnostics and oncology. Achieving true interoperability by bridging data silos within a single platform, patient data is curated into a unified view enabling real-time easy data access for care teams on the front line of healthcare delivery. At the same time, the data drives the ability to build a rich patient data repository that can be analyzed further to gain new individual patient and population health insights. The goal of such analyses is to accelerate medical discovery to develop better treatments that result in better patient outcomes, at lower cost and deliver value to the overall healthcare system.

The integration of all relevant patient data generates rich data sets that document the complete patient journey. Despite the investment in digitizing medical records, EMR and EHR systems may not meet the complex and specific precision medicine informatics needs of healthcare professionals. VisualStrata can enhance the functionality of currently employed EMRs and EHRs by seamlessly integrating with them and other medical information systems. This integration supports the creation of rich data sets while also enabling patient care coordination, grand rounds, tumor boards and quality reporting.

Consider the value of the data that is currently housed in your health information systems. Is it accessible in the way you need it? Can you derive intelligence from it? Do you have the resources, expertise and technology to fulfill the promise of your precision medicine program? Regardless of where you are on your precision medicine journey, navigating the people, process and technology issues of precision medicine programs is critical to success. We invite you to engage with us on these issues.

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