DexCom, Inc., a provider of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) solutions, announced a partnership with data integration platform Validic. As part of the partnership, DexCom will integrate CGM data from Dexcom’s cloud API is integrated into the Validic’s connectivity platform to establish a multi-measure platform to stream in-home clinical data directly into clinical workflows and systems. This partnership is part of a larger effort to improve the interoperability of clinical systems and provide better access to continuous data in order to deliver improved patient care.
As more patients than ever are being diagnosed with diabetes and other related chronic conditions, access to the most up-to-date patient data is critical to offer value-based care programs and interventions. When this data is integrated directly into the clinical workflow, providers can easily access and incorporate patient-generated health data (PGHD) into programs of care to better manage chronic and post-acute conditions. The addition of machine learning and analytics capabilities enables more personalized, automated treatment – allowing care teams to manage by exception.
With technology that can elevate critical data when necessary, care teams can spend less time checking in and more time helping out. Continuous glucose data, in conjunction with other biometric data from patients’ wearables, health apps, and in-home medical devices, can offer a holistic view of patient health – resulting in more informed, proactive care decisions.
In order to accommodate complex, high-frequency PGHD – like data from CGMs, as well as sleep, activity, and more – within the Validic platform, the company developed a proprietary intraday data model to support standardization and delivery. The model allows high-frequency data to appear in the stream in near real-time – making Dexcom CGM data available every five minutes. This means that providers are now able to access their patients’ home health information quickly within their current systems and correlate data to understand not only what is happening, but why it is happening.
“The availability of continuous data offers healthcare practitioners new opportunities to deliver proactive care and take steps to prevent negative health events or readmissions,” said Drew Schiller, CEO, Validic. “To effectively manage the health of a growing population with chronic diseases, data-driven care delivery is critical – and these data must be integrated into the clinical workflow in order to facilitate clinician adoption and the best outcomes for patients.”