At 5AM, we consider health IT to be the use of technology to support health - for numerous noble and practical benefits. We combine our software, analysis, and consulting experience with expertise in the standards, specifications, rules, laws, and nuances around health information:
- Mobile and web apps to connect people with their medical records.
- Software to handle the secure exchange of health information across the internet to enable "meaningful use."
- Supporting hospitals, practices, states, and federal agencies to share medical information across disparate systems, organizations, capabilities, and needs.
- Software that can secure health information, open it up for sharing (getting the "right information to the right people at the right time"), and use it to support better care through decision support, patient involvement, and open collaboration around health.
- The integration of multiple systems to streamline internal EMR/EHR information flow.
- Understanding the technical standards, specifications, rules, laws, and human needs that allow systems to share information – and writing the software to do it.
5AM can offer consulting on health IT issues - policies, standards, specifications, and practicalities; architectural planning; web and mobile software development; and system integration. Whether your definition of health IT is the ability to "wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost," or a way to make your group's daily work better, 5AM would like to hear about your needs. Let us know what you're thinking - no spam, no obligation.
Within this four page whitepaper, we will explore five common challenges which demonstrate both the complexity in health IT implementation and the potential benefit of simple, user-focused solutions.
"Challenge #1: Electronic medical records should make things easier, right? In theory, yes. The challenge comes in turning concepts such as “health IT” and “meaningful use” into actual electronic medical records systems. The abundance of choices can be overwhelming, as can the range of bells and whistles EMR technologies can offer..."