In an Era of Big Data, the Key Is Integration

By Dan Blake, Chief Technology Officer, MedSpeed

In the era of big data, integration is key, but unfortunately, healthcare software has a long way to go in terms of interoperability and integration. Too often there’s a lack of transparency and automated integration—aspects that have been commonplace for years in other industries like retail and finance. If healthcare providers and those who partner with them want to mimic the customer experience and efficient workflows of retail and finance, it’s imperative that all partners and health systems address these integration shortcomings.

As an intra-company logistics provider, data integration is particularly critical. We integrate clinical, financial and supply chain data from disparate systems, to help our clients better manage costs, better track utilization, and procure and move products in an efficient and timely manner.

Successful partners of healthcare organizations must invest in technology that’s built with the future in mind and that can seamlessly integrate with other systems. We must understand the complexity of healthcare and recognize the importance of investing in systems that make integration efficient and effective to help healthcare organizations become smarter through better data and insight.

Read my full post on Modern Healthcare here.

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