Why a Patient-Centric, Portable View of the Patient Record is Paramount

Today, cost is king. US healthcare providers, payers and vendors must reduce cost while increasing the quality of care. Patient care centric technologies are at the center of the solution. These technologies necessitate clinical integration using health information exchanges and associated components.

Unfortunately, the care environment is littered with application-centric technologies like PACS and provider-centric technologies like EMRs. Neither of which delivers a patient-centric, portable view of the patient. The concept of the holistic electronic health record has been extenuated in recent moves toward personal health records. The use of clinical data mining in genetic records will change the outcomes of various disease states. Once healthcare providers gain access to comprehensive electronic patient records, the drive toward predictive, personalized medicine will be possible.

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