At the 2016 Pop Health Forum, healthcare providers delved into one of the industry’s most pressing issues: How do we meet demand on the fee-for-service side while simultaneously controlling risk on the value-based-care side? Allscripts Vice President of Solutions Management Jim Bresee helped address that question in this video:

Delivering the complete patient record at the point of care

Today, patient data resides in many different places. For clinicians to have a complete view of their patients, they need technology that can bring this data together in a way that is accurate and useful.

First and foremost, it’s critical to know the record is aggregating the data for the right patient. When you bring information together from inside and outside the organization, you have to know with absolute certainty you have the right patient. Technology must use reliable patient identification techniques to accurately link all concepts of a patient.

Equally important, the platform must normalize to national standard nomenclature to enable comparing data from disparate sources. The Allscripts dbMotion Solution™ interoperability platform provides the additional capability of offering insights from this data at the point of care.

Innovation won’t come from a single source

A single company cannot address all of the challenges in Health IT, which is why it is critical to take an Open approach. Collaboration is the only way to accelerate solving problems – and an Open platform enables the brightest minds from all corners of the industry to work together.

Jim Bresee head shot

According to Jim Bresee, willingness to collaborate is good news for interoperability.

I agree with Jim’s assessment that there is good news for interoperability in that vendors are willing to talk to each other to achieve better connectivity. There is a larger appetite for exploring new data integration models.

There are several new ways to connect systems that didn’t exist before. New initiatives and protocols, such as FHIR, are creating innovative new ways of linking platforms and will result in more tightly integrated systems.

Maintaining fee-for-service models while shifting to value-based-care models can be challenging, but solid progress toward interoperability will ease the transition. It’s a complex journey, but with collaboration and the right technology platforms, providers can position themselves to succeed.

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About the author

Martha Thorne, senior vice president, oversees the Population Health business unit, which provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients coordinate care, engage patients, manage chronic diseases and achieve operational excellence. Her vision for Allscripts CareInMotionTM, a comprehensive suite of population health solutions, aligns with the healthcare industry’s evolution from fee-for-service to value-based care. Previously, Martha led the Performance & Care Logistics business unit of Allscripts, which included a suite of solutions for care coordination and management as well as post-acute care. Prior to this assignment, Martha served as Vice President for Solution Sales & Strategic Initiatives. In this role she directed strategic planning and go-to-market strategies for the Allscripts solution set and strategic partner solutions company-wide, across all venues of care.


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