I’m proud to be part of a company that works with leading hospitals including UCSF, Mount Sinai, and many others who are on the forefront of innovation in healthcare. But at its core, while some hospitals have embraced transformation, most remain stuck in the past, and here’s why.
Drug prices for Americans under 65 are projected to rise more than 11% in 2017. For consumers and health insurance companies, this is a real challenge as prescription drugs account for 10% of all healthcare spending in the United States. In an increasingly competitive landscape, where consumers can compare and choose cheaper drugs and where insurers want to pay less, pharmaceutical companies are feeling pressure to drive down costs.
IT is at the center of many initiatives designed to reduce the cost of developing and bringing new drugs to market,
In our most recent Connectivity Benchmark Report, we surveyed over 951 IT decision makers (ITDMs), and approximately 90% of healthcare IT leaders ranked the adoption of cloud technologies as an “important,” “very important,” or “extremely important” priority for 2017. Why is this so important to the healthcare industry? The typical drivers for cloud adoption (cost savings, better application scalability) are a factor, but there are also industry-specific drivers that have created a sense of urgency around healthcare organizations moving to the cloud.
Market, technology and legislative trends have created digital transformation needs across industry verticals. The mandate for digital transformation is clear – the question that IT leaders must answer is not “If“, but “How?“
At MuleSoft, we believe that connectivity is a core to answering that question. True transformation comes not from the implementation of any single technology – not from SaaS, Mobile, IoT or Big Data in and of itself – but rather from bringing multiple technologies together to create truly distinctive and compelling customer experiences.
Health organizations are adopting cloud technology at an ever-accelerating speed. Health organizations spent $3.73 billion on cloud technology in 2015, and that number is expected to increase to $9.5 billion in 2020. According to HIMSS Analytics, healthcare organizations are using cloud apps to exchange healthcare information, provide patient empowerment tools, and provide back office functions like email and Office 365.
We are planning an exciting presence at Dreamforce this year, with great sessions, relevant speakers, and cool demos. We are particularly excited about a demo built by MuleSoft product manager Anton Kravchenko that jumpstarts the development of common healthcare applications around systems like, Epic, Fitbit and Salesforce Health Cloud.
Reducing cost, gaining efficiency, improving health outcomes
Let’s face it – integration isn’t easy in healthcare. EHRs are notoriously thorny to work with. HIPAA regulations require security and governance controls to be put in place when data moves between systems. And while many technologies underlying digital transformation have enabled hospitals to engage with their patients in innovative ways, these technologies have dramatically increased the number of endpoints to connect to.
Over the years, MuleSoft has built a number of solutions to help hospitals,
It’s no secret that paying for healthcare in the United States is extremely difficult to do. Payment systems for healthcare across the country are highly fragmented; many payers and providers use multiple formats for remittance. This creates challenges and frustration for patients, providers, and insurance companies, particularly at a time when there is increased pressure to reduce costs. Other industries use B2B automation processes in standard languages like EDI to standardize and automate payment systems;
Imagine you’re a skier with a history of injuries. You fall one winter but the only consequence is a sore head and a warning to avoid concussion; the next winter you fall and lose consciousness, and your doctors have no idea about your medical history nor the doctor’s report from just a year ago. Plus, the medical equipment they’re using isn’t connected to any system, so they have to keep entering your information in their computers,
We are excited to announce healthcare initiatives that will have a profound effect on the way patients and medical professionals interact. The first of the vertical initiatives is being launched at HIMSS this year with MuleSoft’s new Solution for Epic EMR Integration and its inaugural Healthcare Product Advisory Board.
MuleSoft’s Solution for Epic EMR Integration allows healthcare organizations to accelerate development of applications that are external to Epic,
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