Northwell Health Releases SMART on FHIR Application for Superior Whole Patient Care: Health Research Benefits

Northwell Health Releases SMART on FHIR Application for Superior Whole Patient Care Health Research Benefits

Standards-driven health data interoperability can directly support improved patient care coordination (a key early premise of the ACA) and importantly, also a contributor to real-time Real-world evidence (RWE)-based research programs for overall improvements to health. Hence, the importance of Northwell Health, a major U.S. health system, and its’ SMART on FHIR application that aggregates, normalizes and stores patient data to better track progress across the care continuum for at risk premature birth patients. Northwell Health leveraged an innovative integration model developed by Boston Children’s Hospital and the FHIR standard for health data interoperability to evolve its Electronic Health Record (EHR) to improve care coordination for premature birth patients. The model discussed has broad applicability not only for direct health care coordination scenarios but also as an enabler for the creation of richer, deeper and more meaningful data, consumable for AI algorithms, in support of Real-World Evidence (RWE)-based research. 

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New York’s largest private employer (68,000) and health care provider, the system includes 23 hospitals and more than 75...

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