This month, we completed an interview with our healthcare analytics strategist, Juliette Silver. We wanted to understand how enterprise information management strategies can specifically optimize business performance, reduce costs, mitigate risks and improve quality of care.
From the interview, I take away at least 10 major benefits to establishing and leveraging an enterprise information management strategy in healthcare settings:
- Help manage access to enterprise information in a secure, HIPAA-compliant manner.
- Allow healthcare professionals to turn mountains of data into real-time decisions.
- Help focus people, process, policies, frameworks and foundational technologies toward how to best leverage enterprise data.
- Set forth the framework that will be used to provide the information delivery capability,whether the information is in the form of data (structured or unstructured) or unstructured content, or a combination of both.
- Help an organization respond to evolving regulatory requirements and reimbursement models.
- Define the information management model that will be used to harmonize the delivery of both content and data specific to a healthcare organization’s goals and objectives.
- Ensure the delivery of information in the form of a trustworthy source that can be interpreted, used and managed consistently across the enterprise.
- Give a clinician or healthcare knowledge worker the access they need to the many sources or types of information from which to make decisions.
- Ensure information is timely, accurate, valid, verified and generally fit for purpose.
- Produce a more holistic view of the patient, derived from structured data stored in an electronic health record and other clinical systems, as well as unstructured information or content made available in some of the forms previously stated.