One of the most consequential developments of the pandemic has been the increasing use of virtual care across provider practices all over the world. Telemedicine solutions have allowed millions of individuals to get access to healthcare during a time when in-person consultations are either not possible or are heavily restricted.
Uncovering the true value of virtual care: interoperability
At first glance, telemedicine may just seem to be exactly what it is on the surface: video conferencing between healthcare providers and their patients. When you look under the hood of the initial digital layer, however, you will learn that virtual care is a hub where immense amounts of data flows between patients, providers, and payers.
Integration engines such as Iguana can tap into these data hubs and quickly create informational bridges, allowing healthcare organizations to support complex workflows and communicate remotely with patients at scale and in real-time, irrespective of their geographic location.
System data and integration
Today, healthcare organizations implement a wide array of information systems critical to the operational success and quality of patient care. The ability to normalize and transmit crucial data between both legacy and modern healthcare IT systems is something that telehealth initiatives rely on. Luckily, standardizing, transforming and exchanging this high volume data is what the Iguana Integration Engine is built for.
Iguana supports a multitude of data formats including prominent industry standards such as HL7v2 and FHIR that cover the breadth of legacy systems and newer cloud native systems. This enables healthcare organizations to solve common telehealth obstacles such as transforming and transporting high volumes of data from hospital EMRs to be input into databases used for analytical purposes. Building and maintaining interfaces without an integration engine like Iguana is extremely cumbersome for innovation leaders and can effectively turn engineering and IT teams into implementation teams that have to “wrestle” with the data in order to implement robust, high performing interfaces.
By integrating with Iguana, healthcare organizations can scale quickly and implement efficiencies to provide patients increased access to care, improve care continuity and coordination efforts, and reduce the burden on hospital resources.
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