Geisinger Health System has announced it will collaborate with Cerner to use Cerner’sHealtheIntent℠ population health management platform to further extend Geisinger’s data-driven population health capabilities. In a proof-of-concept project, Geisinger leveraged HealtheIntent’s system-agnostic platform that normalizes data from any source, to aggregate clinical and financial data from its core EHR and other sources, such as its insurance company.
Coming off the heels of the positive proof of concept project, Geisinger has decided to include HealtheIntent as a core component of its Unified Data Architecture platform (UDA). Geisinger’s UDA is designed to handle both structured and unstructured data to enable deeper insights for both individuals and entire populations.
“Leveraging our vast stores of data is one way we demonstrate our commitment to ensuring Geisinger’s patients benefit from leading-edge advances in health care,” said Dr. David Feinberg, CEO, Geisinger. “Implementing HealtheIntent as part of our UDA will afford our providers unparalleled access to data and allow them to pursue new and exciting data analytics opportunities that will improve patient experience and patient outcomes.”
The cloud-based platform is designed to be accessed by physicians anywhere, anytime.
“While EHRs have successfully digitized some health care information, convenient and personalized care will only be achieved through integration of data from sources within and outside the EHR platforms – it is about time for the health care industry to begin taking advantage of cloud-based big data analytics, like HealtheIntent to manage patients,” said Dr. Alistair Erskine, chief clinical informatics officer at Geisinger.
Additionally, Geisinger and Cerner, along with xG Health Solutions have a Master Collaboration Agreement to develop SMART® on FHIR® applications to manage particular patient populations and improve clinical outcomes.