AI automates data migration between incompatible healthcare systems
LA VEGAS and Rockville, Md., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Clinicians rely on accurate information in electronic health record (EHR) systems so that medication, allergy and immunization data can trigger automatic safety alerts when prescribing and patient care transitions. But this data can be compromised when moving from one system to another due to variable terminology, disparities among formulary service providers, imperfect interoperability standards, and inconsistent use of national drug codes. . Now, a new partnership between InfoWerks Data Services, a leading healthcare data service provider, and healthcare technology pioneer DrFirst uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate the process of sharing structured data between different systems.
“It’s more than just a convenience,” says Jeff Deitch, CEO of InfoWerks. “Manual entry of information takes clinicians’ time away from patients, contributing to burnout and introducing the possibility of keyboard errors that can cause harm to patients and lead to readmissions,” he said. “That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with DrFirst and combine our unique yet complementary services. Not only can we provide a more comprehensive service to our customers, but we can also rest well at night knowing that we’re providing clinicians with data that is usable and meaningful to significantly reduce potential adverse drug events, which in turn leads to better patient outcomes.
smart processor, part of DrFirst’s award-winning SmartSuite solution suite, uses AI and ML to solve data fidelity issues between disparate systems and formats, resulting in complete, clean, consumable clinical data for the system receiver and end users. The patented AI engine normalizes medication, allergy, and prescription instruction information (known as “sigs”) into consistent terms while processing “free text” so that it is pre-populated into discrete fields of the EHR.
“Even after decades of digitization and standardization, the healthcare industry still has a problem with dirty data. This means that much digital information is still touched by human hands before it can be consumed by hospital or pharmaceutical systems,” said G. Cameron Demer, president of DrFirst. “We are excited to work with InfoWerks so that more healthcare systems, hospitals, clinicians and patients can benefit from our breakthrough patented technology that dramatically improves the quality of migrated data.”
Both companies are working to better connect healthcare stakeholders to the data they need. Through this partnership, their product and service lines can be used as stand-alone or bundled solutions that fit a wide range of use cases in hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes, clinics, practices private doctors and pharmacies.
About InfoWerks Data Services
InfoWerks is a leading healthcare data management company offering a range of services including data migration, archiving, interfaces, consulting and aggregation to all types of providers and other healthcare industry stakeholders. health. Since 1997, the company has enabled healthcare companies to transport and access their data without constraints. Learn more about Infowerks.com.
Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered health technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at the touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve the care collaboration, medication management, price transparency and compliance challenges facing healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse, the universe of interconnected healthcare, by providing our customers with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so that patients receive the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 325,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 120,000 prescribers, 70,000 pharmacies, 280 HIS/EHRs and 1,500 hospitals in the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.DrFirst.com and follow @DrFirst.
Keith Waddildirector of sales and marketing for InfoWerks
Katlyn NesvoldAmendola Communications for DrFirst