Hospitals and health systems take in immense amounts of data. But harnessing the data to inform clinical decision-making at the point of care with timely and actionable information to improve quality can be challenging.
Increasingly, organizations are using artificial intelligence, natural language processing and other tools to capture data from claims files and electronic health records to help clinicians better understand the complex physical needs of patients.
Care coordination tactics are being integrated with clinical resources and payer data across delivery systems to improve care delivery.
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Key Take Aways
Here is what our experts had to say:
Digital strategy should deliver data to the breadth of care and utilize the depth of data.
To address social factors, organizations need person-level data and publicly available data.
Lean on community-based organizations to address social factors of health.
Track key performance indicators around clinical outcomes, cost reduction and intervention efficacy.
Brian K. Miller, M.D.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, VP Telehealth Institute
ProMedica Health System
L. Gordon Moore, M.D.
Senior Medical Director
3M Health Information Systems Division
Nancy A. Myers, Ph.D.
Vice President, Leadership and System Innovation
American Hospital Association
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