When was the last time you reviewed your organization’s entire data infrastructure? Do you periodically assess all its elements, including your electronic health records systems, vendor neutral archives, other storage capabilities and communication systems? You might be surprised at the improvements you can make by closing gaps that may come to light when reviewing these systems. Next time you take a look at your infrastructure, pay particular attention to areas where you might be able to centralize your data storage capabilities, integrate your systems and standardize data transfer methods and technology to achieve the greatest results.
Similarly, are you making it a point to review your organization’s workflows? Specifically, do you have a handle on where all your information comes from, where it needs to go, and how well it’s making that journey in terms of safety and efficiency? Such assessments can help to identify and unblock clogs that keep your organization from being able to capture, transform and manage patient data efficiently.