Validic, a leading interoperability platform for aggregating digital health data, announced today an alignment with health information technology leader Cerner to enable their access and connectivity to patient-generated data from clinical and fitness devices and applications.
This alignment with Validic enables Cerner to integrate clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data into the patient’s personal health portal, HealtheLifeSM. With patient consent, that information is sent to their EMR, giving nurses and physicians visibility into a person’s health on a daily basis. This access to actionable, patient-generated data continues Cerner’s focus and commitment to offering a suite of solutions that support personalized health care and enables individuals and populations to improve their overall health.
“Given Validic is device- and platform-agnostic, our alignment provides a much broader reach to clinical and wellness data to help propel our digital health strategy to health care organizations we serve, including the acceleration of
remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and wellness initiatives, said Brian Carter, senior director and general manager, personal health, Cerner in a statement”
In the current health care environment, many companies are trying to solve the problem of integrating, managing and updating connections to the rapidly expanding ecosystem of mobile health technologies. Validic has helped its clients overcome this challenge by successfully delivering secure, standardized and actionable data for integration into clients’ health technology systems, electronic medical records, patient engagement portals, and wellness applications.
For providers, access to this patient-generated data is helping them better manage the health of their population, increase patient engagement, improve discharge programs and outcomes, and implement chronic disease analytics. Pharmaceutical companies are improving clinical trials and trial recruiting. They are also using this verified data to create patient communities around specific diseases. Preventative wellness companies are using mobile health data to create incentive programs, health engagement programs, and wellness challenges.
Validic continues to power digital health initiatives for hospitals and health plans like Kaiser Permanente, UPMC and Sutter Health; pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Merck; wellness companies like Everyday Health and Vitality; and, health IT vendors like Alere, Harris Corp, and now, Cerner.