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Medicare needs more than digitization – it needs unification

It is time for Medicare to move past legacy data storage and look to the incorporation of healthcare data platforms that provide beneficiaries with direct, unified access to their data and a way for providers to get a complete picture of their patients.

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作为一种新一代的Medica,更多的参与者比以往任何时候都在招生。The agency is at a pivotal moment and must find a way to innovate systems that integrate new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations that improve data platform interoperability, while answering the demand for updated technology for this new, more tech-savvy Medicare generation.

医疗保健提供者正在跳到数字化作为赋予老年人的一种方式。但是,只需将数据存储在数字平台上是不够的 - 对于对患者和提供者来说是有价值的,它需要统一,重复和扩展,以提供像患者参与率,风险患者指标等洞察力的洞察力。符合CMS兼容和促进患者和人口健康管理的医疗保健数据平台是解决方案。优质医疗数据平台(HDP)可以从多个系统和数据孤岛摄取患者数据,并将其统一到合并,360度患者记录中,这意味着增强了受益人的医疗质量和安全。这种类型的平台使提供商和患者不仅可以在一个地方访问关键医疗信息,而且通过使他们提高他们的记录来实现患者,同时简化提供商的工作流程并为临床医生提供专注于以患者为中心的护理。



今天,新的联邦driv互操作性规则ing a technology revolution. In addition, the population currently aging into Medicare is savvy about technology and more engaged in their own care. This means there is increased demand for technology-related policies that improve the healthcare experience for Medicare beneficiaries, as well as an opportunity to solve the data fragmentation issues plaguing the system.

However, for these rule implementations to be truly successful, we need a platform that can unify digital data from multiple data silos and combine it into a single, accurate and complete patient profile, providing access and a 360-degree view of medical status for both the provider and the patient. But providers will then need to ensure the patient is recognized across all systems and that their profile is consistently updated and protected. It is not enough just to have the data in one place; providers need to be confident that the data they use is accurate in order to make informed decisions.

How digitization impacts healthcare stakeholders

结果可以通过统一的data for healthcare stakeholders can best be understood by looking at our current state and federal government data systems. Many government services have moved online, similar to the digitization of healthcare records, yet all of the information is siloed – there is no one place to see a 360-degree view of the information all government agencies have captured on an individual. While we can log on and view information on our individual tax filings or government benefits, we are unable to see it all in one convenient location; we need a different login for each portal – just like hospitals and outpatient clinics frequently require separate log-in credentials and draw from separate data silos. Imagine if there were one unified “U.S. Resident” portal – that would provide visibility into your overall relationship with the government and, conversely, provide the government with a better understanding of its population. This is the type of patient view a HDP provides.

This unification of patient data is even more important in healthcare, where the quality and safety of care depend on accurate, complete patient data. This is particularly true when patients see multiple providers, which increases risk for the patient if each clinician isn’t fully aware of which drug therapies the others have prescribed, for example. Two different doctors could prescribe drugs that interact poorly with each other without either being aware of any potential for an impending adverse drug reaction because they did not have access to a unified profile of the patient – instead, they had separate EHRs that cannot speak to each other. A unified patient profile not only empowers the patient, as they can see and understand all of their information in one place, but providers can be more confident in the quality and safety of their care plans and can more easily coordinate care across teams.

Patients are consumers, and alongside the new CMS rules, the generation aging into Medicare is driving the demand for access to health records and integrated care options. Not only will a data platform engage and empower patients, but it will ultimately reduce the burden on providers, providing them with more time to focus on what they do best.

How HDPs unlock the potential of healthcare data

An HDP can make data unification and interoperability a reality and allow data to benefit everyone involved in a patient’s care. HDPs allow the provider to view not just the patient’s history within their own medical practice, but the full patient view – providing a profile that contains relevant insights from all of the patient’s doctors and allowing for a more unified, safer, higher quality care plan. The needs of Medicare beneficiaries are changing, and a flexible, scalable data platform can provide the solution they need to stay safe and healthy.


Top-quality HDPs will support standards, like CMS standards and FHIR, to facilitate compliance and enable patients to feel confident that their data is secure. These standards allow for the extensibility of patient-related and clinical data and provider directory requirements. Further, quality HDPs support an extensible, open architecture that allows brands to easily and cost-effectively innovate new experiences and workflows on top of the patient data foundation. While protecting patient privacy, provider organizations can build apps that “call up” de-identified patient data to better support patient scheduling and follow-up, prescription management and more.

It is time for Medicare to move past legacy data storage and look to the incorporation of healthcare data platforms that provide beneficiaries with direct, unified access to their data and a way for providers to get a complete picture of their patients. By incorporating technology like artificial intelligence and increasing interoperability through HDPs, providers have access to complete, organized patient profiles that increase the safety and quality of care, and patients will experience better health outcomes as a result.

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Tisson Mathew
Tisson Mathew

Tisson Mathew

Tisson Mathew is CEO and Founder ofSkypoint云是一个隐私第一的客户数据平台,使消费者和医疗保健品牌能够解锁更深层次,与客户和患者的关系更深入。Mathew在医疗保健,电子商务和消费者零售方面提供了基于企业,数据和技术的经验的多年。在创建SkyPoint云之前,他是协调医疗保健的首席技术官,并且在此之前,在柬埔寨健康解决方案。Mathew还领导了该团队,建造和操作了亚马逊物流技术平台,现在,亚马逊新鲜和亚马逊Flex来激发亚马逊素数。他拥有四个美国专利,是俄勒冈州俄勒冈州健康与科学大学的计算机科学与工程学硕士学位,并完成了斯坦福大学的斯坦福大学成长公司的斯坦福执行计划。

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