Areas of Focus

Patient Engagement and Patient Portals

Patient portals are specially created online applications for healthcare that allow patients to interact with medical staff. The importance of patient portals in healthcare is dual – collecting and keeping patients’ electronic medical information and enabling communication with doctors. Each patient needs to register to receive their unique username and password for secure login.

These apps can be both autonomous and integrated into another system. For integrated services, online patient portals are usually merged with the Electronic Medical Record system (EMR), Electronic Health Record, or specific software for practice management.

The main focus of patient engagement is to help patients actively participate in collecting information about their conditions and available treatments. It safeguards patients with fast and accurate digital diagnostics, which results in proper and timely treatment.

When opting for cloud solutions, organizations have the possibility of moving their on-premise infrastructure or creating a new one in the cloud environment. When it comes to health cloud services, the choices for most companies are either AWS cloud or Microsoft Azure.

The key benefit of serverless infrastructure is variable low cost. This means that the price is proportional to the size of your business and that you pay only for what you use. Additionally, when a business comes to the point that scaling is necessary, with the cloud this can be done in minutes, without previous and costly preparation.

Health Cloud Solutions

Healthcare Interoperability and Data Quality Management

Implementing the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, known as the FHIR standard, is a big challenge in the US healthcare system. The digital transformation resulted in a significant increase in digital services in healthcare. This growth meant more electronic medical data that needed to be available for collection and exchange between health care providers.

Interoperability in healthcare is a complex process that requires expertise and experience with a sole focus, to provide classification and extraction of medical data. It requires technical knowledge but also a deep understanding of health care legislation to help organizations calibrate their systems to be of use at a large scale.

Clinical decision support systems are one of the key instruments in healthcare organizations. Digital data is constantly growing and this type of tool became a necessity for healthcare providers. There are many benefits of clinical decision support systems but the primary one is the availability of person-specific health information that can be filtered and presented upon request. CDSS is browsing through a large quantity of digital data, suggesting treatments, sending notifications, and alerting in case of dangerous medication interactions.

Clinical Decision Support Systems

Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring and Medical Devices

Telehealth is one of the fastest-growing aspects of healthcare in the US. The use of remote patient monitoring and medical devices has enabled significant cost reduction and the wider availability of medical services. The complexity of telehealth services is also visible in the long list of FDA-registered and approved medical devices. Some are medical alert devices for prevention or monitoring of existing conditions while others are for treatments. There are also remote patient monitoring software applications that operate either on hardware in some form of wearable or in applications used for various medical purposes. The key point is that telehealth altogether provides a great number of medical services that otherwise would not be available to patients.