With Sentri7, clinicians have a single point of access to lab results, medication records and patient demographics, data that currently resides in different systems, the company says. In addition, it claims clinicians can write rules against the data to identify and flag at-risk patients.
According to Pharmacy OneSource, the hospital system will also use its software to help avoid hospital-associated infections. The product can compare patients who are infected with a certain strain of bacteria to their currently-prescribed antibiotic to make sure they are getting the most effective drug, and can flag patients who acquire a resistant strain like MRSA, the company touts.
The Saint Barnabas Health Care System is New Jersey's largest integrated healthcare delivery system, and provides treatment and services for more than 2 million patients annually.
The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability and healthcare data analytics.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.