By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Patient-specific analytics and intuitive clinigraphic interface allow clinicians to act on what matters most.
The concept of population health was first introduced in 2003, when David Kindig and Greg Stoddart defined it as, “The health outcome of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” Population health management means taking responsibility for managing the overall health of a defined population and being accountable for its health outcomes.
One important tool for improving population health management through patient personalization is the use of patient-specific analytics. When combined with an intuitive clinigraphic interface, these analytics allow clinicians to act on what matters most.
To that end, health information technology provider InterSystems has announced a strategic partnership with healthcare terminology management experts Clinical Architecture to deliver the most clinically relevant information to healthcare professionals, enabling them to make better decisions at the point of care, avoid medical errors, and improve healthcare quality and outcomes.
“Today’s healthcare industry has been data rich and insight poor,” said Stephanie Broderick, Vice President of Symedical at Clinical Architecture. “InterSystems’ health informatics platform presents an aggregated patient healthcare record to providers.”
The partnership is designed to help clinicians sift through the often massive volumes of information in a patient’s record to locate the most pertinent and actionable takeaways. In conjunction with Clinical Architecture, InterSystems has developed a concise “clinigraphic” presentation of condition-specific information contained in the comprehensive, longitudinal patient record.
Through sophisticated clinical inferencing technology, the solution also helps identify previously undiagnosed or undocumented health conditions, showing healthcare providers the most pertinent information for patients within a population health management cohort including medication lists, comorbidities, and diagnostic tests related to a specific condition.
“By providing patient-centric information in an intuitive graphical display, the innovative clinigraphic solution delivers on the promise of personalized population health management,” said Joe DeSantis, Vice President for HealthShare at InterSystems.