One of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry today is the sheer volume of data and patient information that must be processed to ensure the right results for every patient. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, “unstructured data can represent up to 80 percent of a patient’s medical history. That is a lot of data that is not easily accessible. Also, many healthcare systems or companies have this unstructured data stored in multiple repositories.”
Healthcare organizations are developing gigabytes of data per patient, zettabytes of data per year as an industry, and yet most of that content is unstructured:
- Communications about a patient
- A letter of medical necessity
- a reference
- A note
- An image
The healthcare industry is still struggling to digitize patient information processes. Patients present to a provider and have paper IDs, insurance cards, and medical records; and the fax remains the dominant form of communication among many providers and payers.
In this environment, it is imperative to be able to understand and utilize the value of unstructured patient information. But that’s just the beginning. The dominance of legacy and archived content and program and grant data has resulted in valuable information being isolated or lost in silos.
OpenText™ Documentum™ for Healthcare enables healthcare systems, hospitals, and large group practices to turn unstructured content into actionable data through an integrated patient record that empowers healthcare organizations to transform the way they manage, access, and share patient information. This creates efficiencies and can help optimize care delivery throughout the care process. By uniting fragmented patient data held in information silos and disparate systems, Documentum for Healthcare can create a complete, patient-centric view of all essential information beyond the EMR, regardless of source, location, or format.
Unite fragmented patient data to close the gaps in EMR
By uniting fragmented patient data held in information silos and disparate systems, Documentum for Healthcare can create a fully integrated, patient-centric view of all essential information beyond the EMR—regardless of source, location, or format—needed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Data from legacy EMR systems can be archived, paper records can be captured, and all of this data can be made available to the patient in context within the current EMR. This can also help address specific needs around the social determinants of health and gaps in care that require data beyond the typical medical record.
Digitize patient documents
Digitize patient documents and manage all medical images, including clinical media integrated into your clinical applications, for seamless sharing. Capture all types of structured and unstructured content—documents, audio, email, digital photos, videos, and other electronically produced information—to complete the transition from paper-based to fully-indexed electronic patient records while linking them to your EMR.
Improve care team collaboration and care coordination
Improve care team collaboration and care coordination, and promote physician satisfaction by providing easy and secure access to all patient information at the point of care. Improve patient information sharing, within your organization and externally across the continuum of care, to enable processes that deliver the right information, in the right context, to the right person, at the right time. Use healthcare standards for interoperability and document sharing to improve care delivery, collaboration, and compliance.
Ensure compliance and share information
Share information securely, supporting IHE standards for sharing, cross-community access, and basic patient consent. Become more adept at sharing patient information, within your organization and externally across the continuum of care, to enable processes that deliver the right information, in the right context, to the right person, at the right time.
Learn more about how Document for health care can help you manage the growing volume of patient information.