As healthcare revolutionizes to meet interoperability needs, so does technology. iPAS Version 10 (v10) is a data management tool that drives transformation. Kristine Anderson, VP of Solution Management at Pelitas, and Tracy Eckerman, Associate VP of Technical Solution Management, sat down with host Tyler Kern to explain exactly how.

The pandemic has accelerated the creation of technologies to meet various healthcare needs, such as patient access, telehealth and virtual reception. The Virtual Admitting Medicine Suite was one of the first products released by iPAS v10; it involves the patient so that he actively participates in the management of his care.

While helpful, the variety of tools presented challenges, creating siled data if not properly integrated. “Interoperability will be absolutely essential over the next year to be able to leverage all of these tools,” Eckerman explained. Next year, the plan is to deepen the possibilities of integration. “It’s going to be really exciting to build on what we’ve already done and take the product to the next level,” Anderson said.

Anderson provided the definition of data management, stating that it is “the practice of collecting, maintaining, and using data in a secure, cost-effective, and efficient manner.” Data collection seems basic, but the data to be collected varies by patient. It should be stored in the EHR without additional steps and used efficiently for easily manipulated reports that track trends.

Going forward, where is the ultimate health data management answer? “Digital transformation maturity doesn’t happen overnight, but getting the right data in the right system and working with the right people will drive organizational transformation and help our clients improve their business processes around access to patients,” Eckerman summed up.

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