IT infrastructure: Bringing healthcare data together to unlock value in a clinically integrated network

By | 0 minute read | March 26, 2019

Before the full promise of a clinically integrated network (CIN) can be realized, we believe it must have the appropriate health IT backbone — one that can ultimately enable network members to work together to improve quality and reduce costs.

A fine-tuned, advanced IT infrastructure can unlock key hidden insights. But to do that, it must be able to, at a minimum:

  • Access data from numerous sources (that could include claims and clinical data, electronic health record information, patient-generated information, sociodemographic data and more)
  • Aggregate, normalize and curate that data into a longitudinal view of the patient
  • Leverage role-based access rules that govern who sees what kinds of information

With these attributes in place, a CIN’s IT infrastructure can then support the advanced analytics needed to advance improvement initiatives in these areas:

  • Performance management, including how well providers are performing against organizational goals
  • Patient engagement, including identifying and engaging at-risk patients
  • Care management, including managing the coordination of care across providers
  • Contract management, including the ability to model the financial impacts of different financial arrangements