«A patient’s medical history includes years of data reflecting their medical conditions, co-morbidities, medications, laboratory results and additional information related to their health and well-being. While this data can be valuable in helping doctors, pharmacists and other clinicians optimize patient care, the challenge often comes down to how it is accessed, stored and shared.

Health data can be housed within numerous silos, including data stores, electronic health records and health information exchanges, making it difficult for members of a patient’s care team to share information and harness its collective insights. Despite comprehensive health data being critical for improving outcomes and providing timely and cost-effective care, it’s not always readily available. This often requires patients to provide their information through a manual process, which presents more opportunities for human error.»

Article written by HEALTHCAREDIVE