The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, part of the HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, demonstrates interoperability – the ability for different technology systems to communicate – in real-time with actual products in the marketplace. The following guest post shares the impact seamless data exchange can have on patients, providers and caregivers.
As part of our participation in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, Allscripts has been working closely with other health IT companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible in interoperability. We’ll be part of several demonstration use cases that will deliver innovative workflows that have never been done before, including tightly integrated care planning for a fictional patient named Betsy.
In this use case scenario, Betsy is a realistically complex patient with multiple chronic conditions, including kidney disease, congestive heart failure, depression and diabetes. She sees several different care providers – including an endocrinologist, nephrologist and mental health professionals – who have each created a variety of care plans for her.
Having multiple care plans raises important questions for her care team that a successful integration can help address, such as:
Everyone knows someone like Betsy. We all know patients who have more complex conditions than a single disease.
What makes this use case different and exciting is that we believe it emphasizes going beyond a single instance of treatment and more closely models a real-world, chronic-care scenario. These technology pieces have existed separately, but the integration shows what can be accomplished when multiple vendors leverage current health IT standards to focus on data sharing for the benefit of patients.
This is a dynamic care plan that is the future of care coordination, replacing the current state of static, disconnected care plans. This type of collaboration will deliver the more interoperable future we’ve all been waiting for.
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