Intermountain Healthcare Healthy Dialogues
Through various Healthy Dialogues initiatives, Intermountain Healthcare involves experts from around the country in conversations about important, universal healthcare topics such as patient engagement, data transparency, and information security, providing perspective as well as idea generation and exchange.
CSC experts spoke with Healthy Dialogues recently on the topics of Population Health Enablement, Healthcare Data Security and Wearable Technology.
Population Health Enablement
Population health management is an increasingly hot topic in healthcare. Across the globe, one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations is getting the patient more engaged. In the United Kingdom, CSC has started a groundbreaking project with Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group to develop a first-of-its-kind Patient Care Coordination Centre (PCCC) that is supporting a population of almost 250,000 people. The PCCC uses a new service model that aims to find how to treat patients differently by means such as closely measuring patient outcomes.
Healthcare Data Security
In healthcare IT, the key asset is no longer the device, it is no longer the server or the personal computer; the key asset is the data. The risk that we face today is the motion of that data – where it lives and who has access. Now, IT organizations must restrict, or grant access or controls, based on geocodes. If healthcare organizations are going to operate in a consistent federated environment, delivering true and effective care coordination, where data is shared across system and organizational boundaries, principles and policies have to stand up to the challenges of any intrusion.
In recent years, there has been a strong proliferation of wearable devices in the healthcare industry, of many different varieties, from glasses to watches. Exactly how are wearable devices changing health and clinical outcomes? For one, a person that wears a wearable device is able to closely track and monitor their behavior.A new ecosystem has emerged of data being gathered by things communicating with other things and devices communicating with other devices. That data can be used by physicians, caregivers, and loved ones to track behavior.
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