By Dan Rizzo, CIO, Inovalon
There has been a lot of talk about transforming healthcare into an industry that leverages real-time analytics. Sadly, while the cost of a purchased cup of coffee at Starbucks appears on your iPhone in seconds and your 401k reflects every change in holding and values at any given moment, healthcare has not made it easy for clinicians to leverage similar technology. In fact, patients and physicians are often left in the dark for months after clinical events, greatly limiting the industry’s efforts to improve quality and efficiency. The infrastructure is there, and so is the technology. The only thing left is a company that will engineer the software itself.