Powering the Future of Healthcare

Last Published: Jun 29, 2022 |
Niharika Kalra
Niharika Kalra

Digital transformation is having a broad and meaningful impact on some of the healthcare industry’s most intractable challenges. With better access to personal health information, newly empowered patients are making informed treatment decisions and have higher expectations regarding procedure and price transparency. Healthcare providers must respond faster and dispense high-quality care within a framework of compliance and cost-containment guidelines. In addition, healthcare providers are scrambling to adjust their business and care delivery models to improve care outcomes while ensuring safety, efficacy, and affordability for their patients.

For example, by combining a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) with data from medical wearable devices and consumer-level testing, a 360-degree view of that patient can be developed, providing doctors with a foundation for coordinated treatments and preventive care. Such data also serves as an invaluable input to improve patient experiences by resolving inefficiencies with the healthcare providers.

With the influx of digital health data from EMRs, streaming IoT sources, mobile apps, and more, healthcare providers need to be able to store, integrate, and connect these pieces of data and derive intelligent insights. To support these goals, Informatica has partnered with Microsoft to extend key capabilities of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.

Improving Clinical, Business, and Operational Outcomes

Harnessing the power of Microsoft cloud technology, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare brings together capabilities from Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, and Microsoft 365 to transform the healthcare journey through more secure and connected patient experiences. The solution delivers trusted capabilities to customers and partners that enhance patient engagement, empower health team collaboration, and improve clinical and operational insights. It makes it faster and easier to provide more efficient care and helps to ensure the end-to-end security, compliance, and interoperability of healthcare data.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and the applications and analytics capabilities it comprises can realize their full potential to transform healthcare only when fueled by reliable and trustworthy data. Informatica is the perfect partner to bring these innovations to life with an intelligent data management platform that empowers physicians, researchers, and employees to collect, process, secure, and analyze patient data to positively impact clinical, business, and operational outcomes.

Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) is designed to help healthcare providers efficiently handle the complex challenges of dispersed, fragmented, and siloed healthcare data. With Informatica’s integrated solutions, healthcare organizations can seamlessly share information across healthcare applications, wherever that data resides—in local systems and in multi-cloud and hybrid environments. It automates the management of high-quality data with the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to make trustworthy data available for clinical and business decision making at the right time and the right place.

Here are a few examples of how healthcare organizations are moving forward with the help of Informatica’s IDMC and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.

Building a Trusted “Data-Backbone” for Improved Decision Making

Franciscan Alliance is a rapidly growing healthcare system in northern and central Indiana, as well as in eastern Illinois. In a drive to deliver high-quality care, Franciscan leveraged Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and Informatica’s Enterprise Data Catalog  and Intelligent Cloud Services. The organization built a complex analytics framework integrating paid claims with current patient encounters to point out potential areas of concern. The solution also helped the organization meet the demands of emerging situations, such as COVID-19 and CARES Act reporting requirements, in days rather than weeks or months.

“It doesn’t matter how fast you deliver it, if the users don’t trust it. What we needed was a way to move and integrate the data, to govern it, and to build end users’ comfort in the accuracy of our dashboards and reports.” – Scott Smiley, Manager of Data Management, Franciscan Alliance

Powering Patient Insights at Scale

Informatica’s master data management and customer insights capabilities, components of the IDMC, enable healthcare organizations to build a 360-degree view of patients, members, providers, and partners, allowing them to make intelligent and informed decisions.

OhioHealth, a not-for-profit system of hospitals and healthcare providers located in Columbus, Ohio, and surrounding areas, was able to deliver a disciplined and focused patient engagement strategy using Informatica’s Master Data Management and Microsoft Azure. The solution has also helped OhioHealth allocate resources effectively and efficiently to COVID-19 patients.

Accelerating Self-Service With a Solid Data Foundation

AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical services company with more than 150 offices in more than 50 countries, drove value across the business through an enterprise-wide data strategy and a service-based environment using Informatica for the end-to-end data management foundation deployed on the Microsoft Azure platform. 

The organization improved product access and efficiencies, provided a consistent and connected customer experience across all lines of business, and reduced regulatory and compliance risks. AmerisourceBergen can now rapidly deliver analytical and processing services, enable integrated access to data sources across all business units, and serve customers as a single unified company.

Better Together

As healthcare organizations strive to control and harness the power of data to provide better patient outcomes, enhance clinical and operational efficiency, and create added value for their customers, a cloud-first model ensures high elasticity, unlimited scalability, and the high availability of data, while protecting sensitive data. Informatica and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare together equip you with ability to leverage the power of data to render predictive, preventive, and personalized healthcare. Read our eBook to learn more about our joint solution.

Explore all of the Informatica Data Management Solutions for Healthcare: https://www.informatica.com/solutions/industry-solutions/healthcare.html

Start Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare for free today! www.informatica.com/azurefree

First Published: May 26, 2021