Around the world, the traditional focus of healthcare IT is shifting from exchanging patient records and back office operations, to utilizing technology by implementing systems that dramatically improve “quality of care” to patients.
On one hand, healthcare IT is addressing the more fundamental problem of delivering the right care to the right patient, at the right time. The industry is placing increasing pressure on providers to cut costs and reduce inefficiencies. Healthcare IT has to eliminate costly waste, measure and track quality of care in real time, and reward efficient healthcare providers with incentives such as “Pay for Performance” (P4P).
These initiatives have required healthcare IT to evolve from a traditional silo system; instead of using technology to do point function tasks, it is now an event-driven system that takes into account real-time events and decisions from multiple sources at the same time. The new healthcare IT platform should be capable of answering questions like:
- Were all parameters concerning the patient considered in an optimal way to arrive at the diagnosis?
- Can we access the quality of care provided in settling the claims?
- How can healthcare most efficiently and effectively allocate resources necessary for outstanding patient care?
Event Intelligent Business Process Management
TIBCO Event Intelligent BPM platform combines the power of real-time event processing with BPM to address the challenges healthcare IT faces.
To highlight the point, imagine this situation: A patient who is admitted to the hospital is complaining of chest pains. The patient’s medical record is gathered from various health monitoring systems and includes current medications, previous diagnosis, and any other relevant information.
TIBCO ActiveSpaces In-Memory Data Grid is an intelligent data grid for capturing, analyzing, and processing different events vital to patient care. These events are then combined with contextual event processing capabilities using TIBCO BusinessEvents Extreme.
The patient event data system determines that this patient was admitted two years ago with similar symptoms and diagnosed with a severe food allergy. Using this important data, the event intelligent healthcare business process is triggered and suggests the doctor add an additional diagnostic test to check for an allergic reaction to food. This test is typically not a part of standard tests administered to someone complaining of chest pains. However, because this information was presented to the doctor in real time, they are able to approve the test. The allergy is confirmed and the patient is cared for accordingly.
It could have been a three-day hospital stay with multiple diagnostic tests. Instead, it was a shorter stay with an improvement in patient experience. Overall, this results in a substantial improvement in both efficiency and effectiveness.
This is just one example of how TIBCO Event Intelligent BPM platform enables healthcare providers to harness the power of events across healthcare.
It’s little wonder that Info-Tech Research Group has positioned TIBCO BPM as a “Champion,” noting, “TIBCO’s ActiveMatrix BPM is intended to be a holistic solution for process optimization with potential add-ons for those enterprises looking for a deeper BPM solution.”
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