Healthcare reforms an opportunity to boost digital maturity and benefit providers

Healthcare reforms an opportunity to boost digital maturity and benefit providers

In Asia, getting health information systems to connect and understand each other has been lagging, and healthcare providers and their patients are missing out on the benefits.

Now, governments are moving to turn things around, supported by the latest HL7 FHIR health data sharing standard.

Indonesia, for example, is driving digital transformation with FHIR and SATUSEHAT, a national integrated health data exchange platform.

By getting providers to share medical records securely with SATUSEHAT, patients no longer need to bring them to appointments. This also reduces duplicate testing and other wasted efforts.

SATUSEHAT promises to gather vast volumes of clean data to improve Indonesia’s population health and genomics capabilities, as well as provide deep insights through large-scale data analytics to streamline service delivery.

Digital healthcare reforms like SATUSEHAT face challenges like low levels of current digital maturity. Solutions to these challenges were explored in a recent HIMSS Indonesian Digital Transformation Symposium panel discussion on digital hospital transformation in which I participated.

I put forward a new solution from InterSystems, customised for Indonesia’s requirements, that we call the Interoperability Kit. As healthcare providers invest in connecting to and sharing clean, standardised data with SATUSEHAT, why not use this as an opportunity to boost their digital maturity and generate benefits for their own businesses and patients?

Instead of seeing healthcare reform as a compliance issue, we see it as an opportunity for progressive healthcare organisations to unlock the power of their data. 

The InterSystems Interoperability Kit captures, maps, transforms and routes cleansed data to SATUSEHAT and validates the delivery for peace of mind. It does the heavy lifting for what could otherwise be a resource-intensive and complex process. It can apply the correct medical terminology, for example, SNOMED CT, so health data is clean and ready to be shared and used.

In addition to SATUSEHAT compliance, providers get data repositories of clean, normalised data for advanced analytics. They can connect to medical devices, smart watches, mobile apps and insurance systems, to name a few data sources. And they can gain actionable insights to improve patient care, experience and engagement, and streamline their operations.

InterSystems is best known in Asia for the TrakCare EMR system, which has helped to protect patient safety and improve patient experience at leading private hospitals for over 20 years.

Over the same period, InterSystems has also invested in advanced interoperability and data standardisation technologies that underpin large-scale healthcare transformations around the world.  It is the same technology that underpins TrakCare, arguably one of the most interoperable EMRs in the global market.  

To learn more about how we can benefit your organisation – or to explore implementation partner opportunities — please visit InterSystems at the HIMSS23 APAC Health Conference & Exhibition in Jakarta or on our website.

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