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Join us on April 2 at GNO, Inc for an educational and fascinating discussion with Jonathan Wilt, the Assistant Vice President of the Center for Innovation at Ochsner. Jonathan will be speaking about Ochsner's integration of Apple HealthKit with the Epic EMR. A detailed description of the meeting topic and our presenter is below. We are charging a nominal fee to help us supply snacks and beverages. See you there!
Mobile phones are changing the delivery of healthcare. For example, by integrating electonic medical records (EMRs) with smart phones, clinicians can get access to robust real-world data supplied from patient phones and connected in-home devices. And because many patients are already using mobile phones, it's relativley easy for them to supply their data. This vision of a better, more mobile healthcare system has been slow to come to fruition, however, because performing all of the necessary integrations to achieve it can be extremely burdensome from an IT standpoint.
The announcement of Apple HealthKit brought this vision of a mobile-enabled healthcare system much closer to reality. HealthKit allows apps and devices to share their data with the HealthKit app and with each other. The data is stored in a centralized and secure location, and the user is given control over how their health data is shared. By integrating HealthKit with an electronic medical record, data from a variety of apps and devices can be fed into the patient record for use by clinicians.
Ochsner recognized HealthKit's potential and become the first health system to successfully integrate it with the Epic EMR. This integration was performed through the direction of Jonathan Wilt, the Assistant Vice President of the Center for Innovation at Ochsner. Jonathan leads a department of talented IT architects tasked with designing and implementing a variety of innovation projects to drive organizational strategic goals. Jonathan will be speaking about Ochsner's HealthKit / Epic integration and how it's being used to faciliatate existing population health programs. Jonathan's presentation will explain why the Center for Innovation selected their current projects and how the integration and mainteance of software systems drives overall IT strategy. Topics Jonathan will address include:
- Why the HealthKit integration is so beneficial from an IT standpoint
- How Ochsner is using the integration to monitor patients with chronic diseases in their homes
- How Ochsner has apapted its existing operations and processes to monitor and respond to this new data
- How mobile app developers can tailor their products to address the needs of healthcare systems moving to a mobile healthcare delivery model
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Health 2.0 New Orleans
Health 2.0 New Orleans is dedicated to sparking healthcare innovation in New Orleans (and beyond) by connecting local interest, talent, and resources. All who are interested in healthcare technology and transformation are welcome, including healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, designers and developers, investors, legal experts, patients, and more.
The group is co-chaired by four locals, Lem Sanders, Josh Raley, Jonathan Brouk, and Rahlyn Gossen.