Individual hospital departments are utilizing technology to become more integrated in the delivery of care. For example, pharmacy and laboratory leaders are working together to enhance medication and disease management. The shift to value-based payment models will continue to make collaboration more imperative, and data will be required to enable these efforts. However, linking information within your department may already be a challenge – linking data interdepartmentally can seem even more daunting. Individual departments may have chosen specific tools and software that are adapted to their specific environments, and the effort it would require for these systems to talk to one another will require IT teams to embark on a resource-intensive project.
Leaders are increasing quality of care for their patients with the help of Viewics. Viewics has built data models for connecting these disparate datasources into a unified data platform to help leaders collaborate easier. The view below is an example of how data from two different departments may be utilized to provide actionable insight on a particular patient population, in this case, diabetic patients. The analysis focuses on specific individuals who have a hemoglobin A1c test result higher above normal. The view also provides associated ages of this patient population, ordering diagnoses by each physician, as well as the specific medications prescribed.
Disease states, such as diabetes, are multifaceted conditions that require an integrated approach across diagnostic and therapeutic functions. Both pharmacy and laboratory leaders may be able to better understand the disease, target high-risk patients of a particular age group, physician prescribing patterns, and ultimately offer more effective treatment modalities for the patient population. Utilizing effective tools, leaders are able to satisfy the many strict mandates to both decrease costs and enhance quality.
The Viewics solution brings the latest data aggregation and big data technology to hospital departments in an affordable and seamless manner.