Whats the number one problem healthcare executives need to solve in order to improve care delivery and reduce operational costs? In a word: Interoperability.
Theres a lot of buzz these days around the idea of interoperability in healthcare. But what does the term actually mean? Heres a snippet from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) newly proposed definition:
Interoperability is the ability of different information systems, devices, or applications to connect, in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational boundaries to access, exchange, and cooperatively use data amongst stakeholders, with the goal of optimizing the health of individuals and populations.
For healthcare providers, the ultimate goal of interoperability is to improve patient care. But it promises exceptional financial benefits too.
Interoperability provides healthcare executives with broad visibility into clinical and financial data. Most importantly, it lets them turn that data into actionable intelligence they can use to improve the delivery of care for their patients, while saving money for their institutions.
Healthcare practitioners who can easily access and share data in real time across the organization will be able to make smarter decisions, fasterleading to increased efficiency, lower operational costs, and better care.
Providers that achieve interoperability will benefit in countless ways. Here are just some things you can do when you unleash the full power of your data:
Within any healthcare organization, numerous systems exist that provide vast amounts of invaluable data. But unless providers can seamlessly connect that data, they won’t be able to achieve the interoperability required to use it effectively.
At Microsoft, were changing the healthcare landscape with interoperability. Our Dynamics 365 Healthcare Accelerator solution unifies your data, while enabling systems and applications that help you staff appropriately streamline processes, reduce costs, and increase revenue.
Unlike other healthcare technologies, our integrated, comprehensive platform connects solutions across workloads. You can start with point-and-click apps, then extend the model by configuring additional entities, relationships, and business logic.
Here are four reasons the Microsoft cloud is right for healthcare:
From care delivery to supply chain management, and even retail and point of sale operations, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Healthcare Accelerator, along with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, helps you achieve the interoperability you need to streamline efficiency and efficacy across your entire organization.
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