Telehealth Project: Connected Health
For the first time we are able to monitor and track health-related information in ways that were previously only available in a clinic or hospital.
From fitness to diseases management, there is a growing range of solutions that let us collect, analyze, and manage information to improve our lives.
At the same time health care providers are integrating mobile devices and cloud technologies into all areas of their practice.
Both consumer and clinical markets are experiencing an explosion in devices and applications but have few options of how to bring together disparate data sources.
The benefits bringing together consumer and clinical data are not only numerous, they are revolutionary.
Ultimately patients will have greater access, visibility, and control into their health care and providers will deliver higher quality, lower cost health care.
This is one of the next "billion dollar enterprises" with an enormous need for solutions, services, and talent.
The creation of Universal Health Platforms will provide an ecosystem of solution providers
and user communities with the foundation need to drive real value in the use of health-related information.
It will act as a central catalyst in changing how we approach health and wellness as individuals, as a nation, and as a global community.
Universal Health Platforms of the Future
Universal health platforms of the future will help unify patients, providers, and payers through the collection, storage, manipulation, and visualization of health data.
The platforms that are ultimately successful will meet key requirements for enterprise data management platforms such as:
These platforms will promote several key goals:
- Universal accessibility
- Ability to track/host a wide range of clinical health data (e.g. lab results, prescription history, and visit records)
- Ability to track/host a wide range of personal health data (e.g. from biometrics, fitness, nutrition to chronic disease management)
- Compliance with industry regulations and standards.
- More automation and less manual activities for data upload.
- Event-driven monitoring and workflow.
- Dynamic, rich reporting.
- Efficient data sharing (use and re-use).
- Extensibility of solutions.
- Universal standards for health records and health data.
- Interoperability of data standards across devices and telehealth applications.
- Publicly accepted security and compliance.
- Patient community building.
- Research to improve health management and outcomes.
The goal of this project is to provide analysis, guidance, and identify best practices
for the connection of consumer and clinical health information through an enterprise-class, universal health platform.
Participants in this project will develop a comprehensive understanding of:
If time permits, the ultimate goal of the project is to speculate and provide initial designs of such platforms at the conceptual level.
- Current and past attempts to unify health data.
- Enterprise data management technologies and best practices.
- Current and emerging telehealth solutions, from clinical to consumer.
- Laws, regulations and standards governing the management of health information.
- Opportunities and barriers to innovation in the management and use of health data.