How to Build a Solid Healthcare Content Management Foundation for Data Ownership, Interoperability and a Complete Patient Record

— Frost & Sullivan white paper reveals an approach centered on three qualities essential to optimal healthcare performance and value-based care delivery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — There is a growing perception by healthcare providers that their recent investments in electronic medical record (EMR) and IT infrastructure systems have failed to fully meet the strategic objectives of the enterprise. As healthcare delivery organizations try to move past this state of dissatisfaction and on to developing an action plan, the solution becomes clear. A more effective management of data generated throughout the organization is one of the cornerstones of a modernization effort. In addition, this resolves many pressing challenges on clinical and business efficiencies.

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Frost & Sullivan’s recently published white paper, entitled Directions in Healthcare Content Management: Building a Solid Foundation for Data Ownership, Interoperability and a Complete Patient Record, discloses the implementation of EMR systems and the inability to rely on them exclusively.  

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As EMRs continue to monopolize IT spending and resources, the challenge of "Big Data" is growing in scope and urgency, along with pressure from other demands, including meaningful use and ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition deadlines. The concept of a comprehensive content platform to optimize the EMR has been gaining ground in the healthcare market. This strategy emphasizes the need to provide a more solid data management foundation underlying the EMR.

"Providers wanting to realize the full potential of EMR investments are looking to augment EMR capabilities to deliver more useful and relevant patient data in a timely manner to each consumer of those data throughout the enterprise – that is, to achieve true data liquidity," said Frost & Sullivan Imaging Informatics Industry Principal, Nadim Daher.

In this analysis, Frost & Sullivan explains how enhanced information management and information-sharing are critical components of revamping any healthcare content management strategy needed to succeed with the mission.

Lexmark Healthcare is a technology leader with a rich history of providing innovative solutions for managing unstructured content across the healthcare continuum. Lexmark Healthcare supports a modular approach to securely capture, manage, view and share documents, medical images and patient-related information with core healthcare applications.

"Healthcare providers seeking to join or start a healthcare information exchange (HIE) or population health management system, need to make it as cost-efficient as possible in the absence of a clear business and sustainability model," said Daher.

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