Digital Transformation in Health Care

Enabling streamlined access to patient data leveraging existing infrastructure

Many of the systems that manage health data have become woefully outdated. Historically, patient data was owned by an institution and stored locally within one hospital’s medical record system or in the office of a family physician. Since patients rarely moved between institutions, the requirements for access and sharing of that data were limited. 

Now, patients use the institutions most convenient to them and may consult with a broad and distributed range of health specialists and institutions. Especially in the case of emergency, timely access to that data is critical. Insufficient passage of that data can be life-threatening. 

It’s estimated that a triage nurse can spend as much as 30-40% of their time accessing patient data in electronic medical records (EMRs), often logging into five or six disparate systems, logging up to 50 clicks to access information that can and should be available instantly. Saving this administrative time means availing more nurses to the actual work of saving lives and treatments. 

A hybrid integration platform can massively reduce these administration timelines by linking disparate systems while mitigating the risks associated with the passage of those data packets. 

Connecting Key Data Sources Highly Secure and
Quadruple Aim
Legacy technology and new systems can work in harmony, reducing the time it takes to access patient and operational data from multiple platforms.  Patient and operational data remains secure and can be limited to allow only agreed-upon data to be shared across authorities and other boundaries. With data more accessible, administrative time and cost is reduced, caregiver satisfaction is increased, and overall population health is improved. 

Faster Access to Critical Data Can Saves Lives

In a scenario where every second could mean the difference between life and death, instant access to data is critical and legacy systems are often not up to the task. 

Meanwhile, replacing all of the existing health information systems can be prohibitively costly, risky, and time-consuming that it can be a non-starter. 

A hybrid integration platform acts as a middleware layer between existing legacy systems, modern clinical systems, leading edge health technologies and the end-users who need it. Such a solution makes your existing clinical and operational data available via modern APIs that can be used to develop new applications or connect existing ones, at a significantly reduced cost. 

Universal Interoperability Data Security and Privacy Evolutionary Transformation
Adapt clinical and operational information systems for compatibility without requiring costly modifications to those systems. Connect only with the agreed-upon health data necessary for treatment, respecting ownership of data, keeping connections secure, and information masked to preserve privacy. Create the ability for new systems to access existing records in legacy technology solutions and EMRs, with significantly reduced costs and risks.

Integrating Health Systems in British Columbia

We invite you to read more about how Avato helped British Columbia’s Provincial Health Services Authority.


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