Health IT and the COVID19 Pandemic

May 14  

Via Datica

“There are a set of technologies that solve common problems and support similar needs. In effect, these solutions play a supporting role and are the foundation for all other categories listed above. Of particular importance are interoperability and native cloud computing functionality. This powerful combination provides the data which fuels individual applications, supports interactions between those applications, and facilitates the rapid deployment and hyper-scaling that a global pandemic requires.”

Interoperability and Usability. Technology is useless if no one uses it, hence interoperability and ease of use are essential. Technologies like application programming interfaces (APIs) and fields like human factors engineering enable adoption and increase ease-of-use and clinical effectiveness. Taking a “build it and they will come” approach rarely works. Busy clinicians working with complex patient issues need tools that are intuitive and fit their workflow. And, from a technical standpoint, they allow for more rapid prototyping, development, and optimization while simultaneously enhancing the power and usability.”

Read more from Datica CMO Dave Levin on the role of health IT in finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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