Health IT tip of the day: Analytics can fill the interoperability gap in healthcare

Analytics platforms can enable integration among fragmented health care information systems. 

Lisa Khorey, Executive Director, EY Health Advisory Services, Pittsburgh, PA: Only 20 percent of the relevant data for clinical decision making is found in a patient's electronic medical record. When coupled with outcomes data, geospatial data, biometric data, cost or claims (administrative) data, an enriched view of the patient journey begins to emerge. Use analytics to help connect data to inform treatment and enhance patient engagement, yielding opportunities for data to reveal new insights between systems.

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