Jan 18, 2018
While hospitals are eager to use electronic health record (EHR) data to inform drug utilization decisions, they face some significant hurdles. The root cause of most of these issues is data illegibility—most EHR implementations were myopically focused on meeting regulatory requirements and getting data recorded, with little thought given to future data analysis.
At Lumere, we experienced these issues firsthand while developing our new Pharmacy Solutions. Unlike most health systems, however, we were fortunate to have a team of data scientists dedicated to standardizing, normalizing and reducing noisy complexity within the data. Below I highlight five of the biggest challenges along with the innovative solutions we uncovered to ensure our clients have the most effective tools to tackle inappropriate drug utilization.
More complex EHRs and emerging technologies will continue to pose new data legibility challenges. By bringing together data science and clinical knowledge, however, we at Lumere can help health systems make the most of the immense amount of healthcare data available to uncover insight, communicate the story and ultimately improve patient care.
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