Based on an interview of Erich Gerber originally published on GovInsider Asia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all industries but perhaps has driven innovation in healthcare the most. Healthcare providers had to be incredibly agile to respond to the fluctuating demands of the global pandemic. To help drive change and positive healthcare outcomes, hospitals have turned to data solutions to drive faster, smarter decisions.
The Future of Healthcare, Post Pandemic
Social distancing and physical limitations surrounding COVID-19 have affected everyone. The pandemic has increased the worldwide adoption of telemedicine, and it will continue long after the pandemic because users have enjoyed the convenience, and practitioners are not limited by geography.
While telemedicine has been beneficial, it cannot help in critical cases. Patients have stopped coming in for heart failures, strokes, and illnesses that would otherwise have required immediate attention due to a fear of the virus.
Hospitals and healthcare providers now have to balance offering online services while still making sure patients who need to come in person can safely. Luckily, data can help solve these challenges.
Advanced analytics can save lives by scheduling and prioritizing medical cases, spotting patients at risk, and supporting treatments–particularly for elderly patients with many conditions. Data analytics can help target diseases, spot symptoms and trends, and share information with public health agencies in case of disease clusters. With new technology, healthcare providers can meet customer’s changing needs while still reaching the most vulnerable populations.
The University of Chicago Medicine has trusted TIBCO on a vast array of cases, including better cardiac arrest prevention, increased operating room efficiency, and reduced readmissions. During the pandemic, they used data insights to help open more COVID treatment centers and better track no-show appointments.
Data is also vital outside of hospital settings, especially in pharma and biotech. Gilead, a leading pharma company, has turned to TIBCO Spotfire for data discovery, proving crucial when developing new vaccines and cures, saving time, and increasing consumer confidence.
Data as a Healthcare Challenge
While data provides crucial insights, many healthcare providers have different data sets and face the challenges of siloed data–reducing their ability to use data proactively. This means that important diagnostic testing may not reach the right medical professional in time, putting lives at risk.
Today, healthcare institutions require a data virtualization platform that seamlessly integrates all their data sources without significant disruption, so they can focus on saving lives, not finding data. The TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform can overcome data disruptions, ensuring that doctors get the insights they require. Benefits include better collaboration, enhanced capability to predict critical conditions, and patient-centric healthcare.
Greenway Health used TIBCO’s Healthcare API solution to improve revenues by $1.4 million. It broke free of its legacy systems, treating more patients and supporting an additional increase in new cases. Additionally, BroadReach Healthcare now empowers their staff to make the best decisions possible with TIBCO Spotfire. They’ve reduced the time it takes to create usable information for hospital administrators by over 50 percent.
Looking Beyond the Pandemic
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