pCare, Redox Partnership to Enhance Healthcare Data Integration

 

Using Redox’s healthcare data integration capabilities, provider organizations will be able to integrate pCare’s patient experience solution into existing systems, like the EHR.

 – A new partnership between pCare and Redox will allow healthcare organizations to quickly and simply integrate pCare’s patient experience solution, assuring seamless healthcare data integration within an organization’s existing ecosystem of data-driven tools, according to a recent press release.

Redox, a cloud interoperability platform that standardizes data exchange across healthcare platforms, already supports the integration of 250 digital health solutions through its solution, and over 500 health systems use the platform across more than 40 EHR vendors.

“In healthcare IT today, there is no room for a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mindset because every healthcare organization serves a unique patient population, requiring a distinct IT infrastructure,” said Dave Bennet, CISM, chief executive officer of pCare. “This partnership enables healthcare organizations to connect their existing HIT systems to the pCare platform via Redox once, allowing data to easily flow within the most extensive interoperable network in healthcare.”

Redox’s integration platform has many aspects that are beneficial to healthcare organizations. For example, it is able to support secure, two-way data exchange using any standard or protocol that currently exists. This includes HL7, to EHR vendor-specific APIs. The platform also takes advantage of a network of reusable nodes, which intends to work with a healthcare organization’s existing interfaces, endpoints and API calls.

pCare intends to leverage Redox’s healthcare data integration capabilities to enhance the usability of its interactive patient experience solution, which gives health systems a variety of tools and resources for educating and engaging patients. With improved patient engagement, pCare believes health systems will realize better patient satisfaction and better overall outcomes.

“For healthcare organizations, the case for adopting a powerful patient experience platform is clear,” said Niko Skievaski, co-founder and president at Redox. “Redox’s technology conforms to each health system’s digital resources, which means that health systems adopting pCare’s suite of tools can do so with minimal burden on staff, allowing them to put pCare to use quickly for patient benefit.”

Healthcare data integration has been a major challenge for provider organizations, and the reason is a lack of industry-wide interoperability. A recent survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting found that the lack of interoperability was the top operational burden for healthcare organizations in 2019.

The greatest operational burden for healthcare organizations is the absence of healthcare interoperability.

“The lack of consensus likely points to the wide variation in IT environments found among individual healthcare organizations,” the survey stated.

With healthcare organizations employing a large number of disparate IT systems across its enterprise, the need for greater data integration and interoperability is becoming larger. Vendors are responding to this need by employing strategies like application program interfaces (APIs) and cloud interoperability capabilities.

APIs allow for increased interoperability in healthcare systems, and are crucial to healthcare data integration, as they manage the exchange of information between different systems. They are able to ensure that valuable information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands during the transition.

Being the main source of communication between systems, APIs are being developed to simplify interoperability for healthcare users.

Along with APIs, cloud-based tools are also able to make the process of transitioning data from different sources quick and easy. These platforms bring a different approach and conversation when interacting with patients.

“An agile cloud-based integration platform can connect previously sioled or closed systems and pull needles of data out of the proverbial haystack to create reports that they didn’t know they needed until they got the business going,” John Reeves, Healthcare Solutions Evangelist at Dell Boomi, said in an interview with HITInfrastructure.com.

Vendors like pCare are recognizing the value of APIs and cloud interoperability by partnering with other health IT companies to enable their solutions to talk to other health IT systems and add value to the healthcare system.

Originally posted by HIT Infrastructure.

 

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