Information Builders to launch version 2.0 of patient information management app at HIMSS16

Omni-Patient 2.0 features a more robust set of data points to establish what the vendor dubbed a 'golden record' of patient data.
By Bill Siwicki
09:59 AM

Information Builders will unveil version 2.0 of its Omni-Patient enterprise master data management technology at HIMSS16.

Omni-Patient provides full patient identity management that can unify multiple electronic health records systems as well as financial and HR systems, creating what the vendor called a "golden record" for each patient, provider, payer, workforce and facility.

“For the first release of the product, we built out a model for creating the golden record, a single view of a patient’s required key elements, and we pre-modeled it, knowing individual clients would have changes or additions that others did not have,” said Michael Corcoran, chief marketing officer at Information Builders. “What we found is health systems have an increasing number of touch-points with patients across an increasing number of facilities – this requires not just a single-view of the patient but a single-view of the patient’s journey across different facilities and payers.”

Omni-Patient 2.0 is a more detailed product with a broader view of that golden record, but still offering the ability to customize per implementation.

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“We are gathering all of the information from the EHR, finance and the diverse systems at different facilities that a patient might enter,” Corcoran explained. “We also have reduced the implementation schedule.”

What would have taken 24 months to fully implement a few years ago, for instance, can be done in as few as six months today, Corcoran said, adding that the company essentially reverse-engineered the process to get to an accounting of the patient lifecycle.

System cost varies depending on the volume of records and interactions. And with version 2.0, the vendor is helping provider organizations better calculate return on investment.

“We are incorporating content that can be analyzed and displayed at inception. The product now generates data marks and analytic structures that an organization can use to show the value of the cleansed and mastered data directly.”

A healthcare provider, for instance, can compare previous versions of data with newly mastered data and find multiple instances of billing problems in the past, noting the savings with mastered data, the vendor said.

“Ultimately this helps with providing better care for patients by getting the right drug to the right patient, for example, by knowing that Michael Corcoran is the same person as M.P. Corcoran,” he said. “And other benefits come through simplifying and improving billing; for example, not double billing the same patient.”

Information Builders will be in booth 4665 at HIMSS16.

Twitter: @SiwickiHealthIT 

This story is part of our ongoing coverage of the HIMSS16 conference. Follow our live blog for real-time updates, and visit Destination HIMSS16 for a full rundown of our reporting from the show. For a selection of some of the best social media posts of the show, visit our Trending at #HIMSS16 hub.



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