Thu, 01/17/2019

I feel like it comes sooner every year. After the holiday season is over, the HIMSS conference is upon us (even earlier this year, kicking off on February 10th). HIMSS19 has an awesome theme this year – Champions of Health Unite, where a series of personas will showcase various roles that impact healthcare IT.

Omni-HealthData is building on that theme with “Data Champions”. Hardly a day goes by without hearing about interoperability and challenges impacting the industry, the latest is an ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) report sent to congress about continued data sharing challenges.

Hal Wolff, President and CEO of HIMSS, recently spoke about the growing data to information gap. We are at the beginning of this wave as patient generated, machine generated, and social data will explode over the next decade. In order to feed all the future AI and predictive use cases, that data will need to organized and harmonized.

At the latest JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, hospital leaders shared how they are shifting away from the old hospital centric model to platforms delivering a more diverse range of services across a variety of delivery experiences. I would argue that healthcare organizations need a data platform to set the foundation for this digital transformation.

The reality is that most organizations are tackling their challenges manually or addressing a single need with a spot solution like EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index). At Information Builders we have been working with industry partners for over 7 years to create an end-to-end data management platform specifically for healthcare. That platform, Omni-HealthData, has these capabilities out of the box along with analytical capacities in areas such as: patient experience, quality and safety, care management, episodic care variation, and physician engagement.

At our HIMSS booth #4543, we'll be talking about the data champions that rely on Omni-HealthData to leverage data on an ENTERPRISE basis and accelerate value to the business.

·        Champion 1 – The business data champion. This is someone who looks strategically at leveraging data to drive business ROI and drives stakeholder engagement across the healthcare organization.

·        Champion 2 – The data architect champion. This is someone tasked with creating an enterprise data architecture to take on these challenges and understands how it can accelerate business value. 

·        Champion 3 – The data analyst. This is where quality and process improvement teams and many others use data to improve operations.

So come by our booth at HIMSS and let's explore what kind of data champion you are. Some real life data champions from St. Luke’s University Health Network will join us in our booth where they will be able to share their data and analytics journey that has seen them:

·        Master and harmonize over 50 data sources spanning clinical, financial, claims, and operational data

·        Create over 70 analytical applications for the business

For more information on HIMSS, please visit our event page here.