Top 10 Health IT Advances You Should Know About, Mike Davis


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Top 10 Health IT Advances You Should Know About, Mike Davis

  1. 1. Applications and Technology Collaborative Top 10 Health IT Advances You Should Know About Mike Davis, Managing Director©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY
  2. 2. 2 Virtualization The foundation of cloud computing • Virtualization of servers, storage and desktops • Related to autonomic computing – the IT environment manages itself and is self correcting • An enabling technology for Software as a Service and usage-based pricing©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY • Do not confuse with remote hosting
  3. 3. 3 Mobility Applications • Application software developed for mobile devices – smart phones, smart pads, etc. • Healthcare focus due to the rapid adoption of the Apple iPhone and iPad by physicians • Google Android solutions will begin to challenge Apple in healthcare • FDA appears to be positioning to certify mobile applications that impact healthcare decisions – especially related to calculations from acquired data • Question as to who will challenge Apple and Google in this©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY emerging market • Mobile device management is driving new market – Iron Mountain, Good Technologies, McAfee, Symantec
  4. 4. 4 Natural Language Processing • A branch of artificial intelligence • Combination of computer science, linguistics and statistics that captures the meaning of natural language - supports mapping to controlled medical vocabularies • Key market drivers are the ICD-10 coding transition and physician resistance to structured documentation templates • Important as a data capture application for CAC,©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY operational BI and the EMR
  5. 5. 5 Semantic Interoperability • Assumes syntactic interoperability (e.g. HL7 messages or HL7 CDA) • Requires participants to use the same reference terminologies (e.g. SNOMED-CT) • Requires participants to reference a shared information model (e.g. HL7 RIM) • A federally mandated set of vocabularies for information exchange is very helpful • HL7 CDA facilitates incremental growth of semantic interoperability©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY • Green CDA and Green CCD are showing promise in simplifying these transactions
  6. 6. 6 Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) • Application integration and reuse architecture a software architecture best practice • Provides a mechanism for the construction of composite applications and workflow automation crossing application boundaries • Few healthcare applications are SOA-enabled today©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY • Clinical care coordination and multi-entity accountable care organizations will drive more solutions based on SOA
  7. 7. 7 Business Process Management (BPM) • A software application that orchestrates the activities of people and the capabilities of installed software applications to automate business processes • From a practical perspective, participating applications must support one or more of the following: read-only access to DBMS, messaging interface, SOA (preferred) • Will be implemented in the future to drive optimization of©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY the care delivery processes
  8. 8. 8 Business Intelligence (BI) • The information, technologies and processes used to obtain timely, valuable insights into business and clinical operations and improve decision making • Three types –  Descriptive – what are the trends, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities  Predictive – what might happen  Prescriptive – how to achieve best outcome©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY • Accountable care is driving BI as a risk mitigation solution for new reimbursement models
  9. 9. 9 Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA) • Solution to mitigate proprietary image data wrappers for vendors of PACS solutions. Leverages and augments DICOM • Data sharing between PACS is enhanced • Mitigates issues for upgrading or replacing PACS solutions – proprietary image viewers, storage, and archiving • IHE’s XDS-b standard will help drive standardization of©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY data associated with image (DICOM)
  10. 10. 10 Unified Communications  Strategy to Patient optimize at Home communication services EMR Communications Management System/ Devices Unified Communications CDS/Workflow Engine Platform  UC can have a©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY multiplier effect for benefits derived Patient from BPM Registry
  11. 11. 11 Real Time Locating System (RTLS) • Track and identify the location of people and objects in real time • Can use passive or active wireless signals • Best examples in healthcare are for asset tracking and patient tracking using passive RFID tags • Ubiquitous wireless network coverage and expense of tags is still a barrier to wider adoption in healthcare (e.g. medication©2011 THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY tracking) • May be seen by some as threat to patient privacy
  12. 12. To Submit a Question:Live Q&A • Type your question in the white Q&A box.Session • Hit send to deliver your question to the speaker.Mike DavisManaging Director, The Advisory Board Companydavismi@advisory.comMary TierneyVP, Chief Content Officer, Health To view this presentation again, please login into the conference and visit the Auditorium. All presentations will be available OnDemand within 48 hours. 2445 M Street NW I Washington DC 20037 P 202.266.5600 I F 202.266.5700