BOSTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the healthcare industry continues its historic embrace of value-based care and payments, data interoperability has come to the forefront as absolutely critical for success. The 2017 Clinician Network Management Market Trends Report provides an overview of realistic approaches and solutions to improve data interoperability across the industry. Leading solution vendors are assessed and rated on their capabilities to support this critical function as well as their product roadmap and its alignment to future market needs.
In the past, messaging-based and document-centric models of health information exchange helped healthcare organizations (HCO) coordinate resources across networked communities of clinicians to enhance care delivery. This report concludes that such approaches have reached the limits of their effectiveness. The advent of value-based care is driving the need to assess risk across a population and effectively manage that risk across a distributed clinical care delivery network. This requires far richer, diverse information flows across a greater diversity of market participants.
Despite all that existing information exchange solutions have accomplished, the healthcare industry is teeming with separate offerings that provide narrowly-scoped data or services. Each has onboarding, credentialing, technical interfaces, training, and maintenance requirements that consume attention and resources from HCOs and their users. There is no simple mechanism to achieve valuable synergies by combining the offerings together in a useful way. New data types are also beginning to be used in applications.
According to Brian Murphy, author of the report, "The market for data interoperability is at a point where participants are more open to new approaches and technologies based on modern ideas about developing web scale, distributed applications. A lot of this is being driven by user experiences with technology as consumers. There is a broad belief among most healthcare end-users that HIT can do a far better job of delivering data and providing functionality that is easier to use and more responsive to their needs."
The industry is also teeming with organizations beyond hospitals and clinics that can make this data more valuable, if they had access. Payer-provider collaboration models are emerging in response to the economic and logistical challenges both types of organizations are experiencing with information sharing. Solutions hosted by convening organizations will allow health plans and HCOs to better leverage their data for common, shared applications.
In early 2014, Chilmark Research's groundbreaking research on CNM (Migration to CNM) uncovered an industry undergoing massive transformation at a rate that outpaced the vendor community's ability to deliver solutions. This gap between industry needs and vendor products has widened since then, in part because most products are tied to an approach and a technology stack that does not take advantage of modern development and integration ideas.
The technical approach advocated in this report involves leaving health data closer to where it was created and making it available to a range of diverse applications and users via APIs. Organizations should also be able to provision data based on application need. This approach, widespread outside healthcare, represents a more effective way to supply and consume data. It also offers a better way to accomplish development and integration goals. Such an approach will better support value-based healthcare and simplify what has evolved into notoriously complex implementation and maintenance efforts.
The vendors profiled in this report are deeply committed to making healthcare data more broadly available and useful around the healthcare system. Since our last CNM Market Trends Report these vendors have evolved their offerings to include more data types supplying a wider range of applications. Social and behavioral data is being incorporated and supplied to the point of care and for risk profile development and predictive analytics. Patient-reported data from wearables and devices is also being gradually incorporated into product plans. Most vendors also want to make this data available for new computing capabilities such as predictive modeling, machine learning, and cognitive computing.
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Vendors Profiled: Allscripts, CareEvolution, Cerner, Epic, InterSystems, Medicity (Aetna), Orion Health, and RelayHealth.
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