2013 Prediction: Device Connectivity Infrastructure Key to Health Care Vision

A guest post by Stuart Long, chief marketing and sales officer, Capsule Tech, Inc. on the Health Exchange Community Blog caught our eye the other day. Long blogs about what is next in the field of data innovation for hospitals in the next year, with interesting musings on how the coming year should bring about “a system that allows a patient’s data to follow the individual wherever he or she resides in the care process.” Long says:

Hospitals will turn to platforms that can handle the complexity of having multiple connectivity models at points of care, in order to better manage patient data. Data quality and interoperability will be at the forefront of the connectivity infrastructure. As a result, we will see an increased focus on improving the coordination of care, patient engagement and adherence to governance of managing patient data over the continuum of care. This will require the building of infrastructures that will support this and all future deployments of point-of-care connectivity within the framework of multiple models, which include:

  • Connectivity models: gateways, wireless, wired, software only or hardware-based
  • Boundary models: inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care or home health

Check out the post in full here: