Digital Tools Can Improve Healthcare Access and Quality

Healthcare 1.0 was paper (which is still too prevalent), healthcare 2.0 was digitizing information, and healthcare 3.0 is about breaking down data silos and empowering consumers to control their own information. In this insightful podcast, Ryan Howells, principal at Leavitt Partners and Program Manager at CARIN Alliance, and Jason Sherwin, senior director of Healthcare Business Development at CLEAR, discuss the five pillars of healthcare innovation and how they drive better experiences for patients and providers.  

 

Leveraging Technology for Superior Patient Care

We hear about new healthcare hacking events nearly every day, but we don’t often hear about healthcare organizations and their CIOs being nationally recognized for their contributions to digital technology—from CHIME’s “Most Wired” facility to the “HITEC 100” to awards for promoting STEM, diversity, and innovation in healthcare. But that’s exactly what’s happening at Mount San Raphael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. CIO Michael Archuleta, nationally recognized speaker on digital transformation in healthcare, says that a strong infrastructure backbone is the heartbeat of an organization. In this podcast, Archuleta talks about what it takes to move an organization from a Flintstone mindset to a Jetsons mindset and how hospitals can transform their IT infrastructure from a cost center to a strategic revenue contributor.

Transforming Healthcare through Habit Change

In this episode, Jeffrey Ruby, founder and CEO of Newtopia, explains the focus and mission of his habit change company, which aims to prevent, reverse, and slow chronic diseases while reducing healthcare costs. Throughout the conversation, he talks about Newtopia’s approach,  including its partnerships with employers, health systems, and value-based providers. Jeff discusses the company’s emphasis on primary prevention, the whole health approach, and the use of personality and behavioral genetics to match participants with coaches. He also highlights Newtopia’s success in engaging individuals, achieving positive health results, and their collaboration with Alice Walton’s Heartland Whole Health Institute.

Tune into this episode for insights into Newtopia’s innovative approach to healthcare and its efforts to shift the focus towards keeping people healthy rather than solely managing illnesses!

Healthcare happens in real time. Shouldn’t your data?

Insider News for Nov/Dec 2023

Our team has fun calling out the obvious challenges of creating and launching healthcare infrastructure. Among our many sarcastic hashtags, we use #killthefax. It reminds us that it wasn’t that long ago that medical records were paper, data comes in multiple formats and is often in disparate databases, and our industry is still in the midst of digital transformation. It’s a paradox that most healthcare technology professionals will understand.

Further, AI is on everyone’s mind as a transformative technology across many industries. At the same time, data sharing in healthcare is still done via fax. This century-old technology still has us firmly in its grip, even as AI-enabled healthcare solutions are hitting the market!

No more excuses

The fact is that we can communicate without the fax machine. We can share data and transact with others in real time. And we can apply AI to large data sources to glean critical insight. Through the increasing adoption of industry standards like FHIR, we’re able to normalize data and continue to make progress and evolve. The challenge is that developing and deploying FHIR-based solutions is expensive and requires extensive IT resources to manage.

There’s a better way

The Avaneer Health network and platform are designed for interoperability and simplicity. With a modern, secure infrastructure and a built-in suite of FHIR-enabled tools, payers and providers can communicate and transact directly without requiring huge infrastructure investments. And because the network enables permissioned and audited data sharing without data aggregation by Avaneer Health, it eliminates the need for third-party solutions, giving data owners more control over their data.

There’s no excuse to stay tethered to the fax, file exchanges, or data aggregation. Payers and providers can begin reaping the rewards of greater interoperability today.

Gerald Bortis, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Avaneer Health

In This Issue

Industry Highlights

Identifying the right use cases for federated learning and analytics

Integrate.ai

Most data science initiatives fail because they don’t have access to the appropriate data. But that’s changing thanks to federated learning for data silos. “In traditional machine learning, all data must be centralized in one database before training a model. In federated learning, models are trained on decentralized datasets – that is, the data resides in two or more separate databases and never needs to be moved.”

This insightful article shares the five steps to identifying use cases for federated learning.

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Featured Avaneer Content

What if you could access all active and inactive coverage data in real time without aggregating data? And what if that information were always updated and available within your own system? It’d lead to:

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Collaboration Services for Developers: tools and services for launching solutions

Watch a short demonstration of how Avaneer Collaboration Servicesᵀᴹ enables developers to launch solutions seamlessly and automate workflows.

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From the Avaneer Podcast

New podcast focusing on innovation

The Avaneer Health team is launching a new podcast that will feature discussion with innovators who are disrupting how healthcare works, truly transforming processes and infrastructure, and challenging the status quo. Our first episode describes our vision for the podcast.

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Igniting Change. The Spark: A View of Innovation in Healthcare

Rachel Schreiber and Stuart Hanson discuss the inspiration behind the healthcare innovation podcast, “The Spark.” They highlight the necessity for transformation and reinventing inefficient processes in healthcare to create a better experience. The podcast aims to feature innovators and thought leaders who are tackling healthcare’s challenges in unique and disruptive ways. Collaboration and thinking outside the box are key themes, as well as the importance of improving processes and workflows in healthcare.

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