The healthcare system in the US is one of the most advanced in the world. However, healthcare professionals are overburdened with an aging and increasingly sick patient population and a hodgepodge of health IT systems. The utopian goal for these systems was to help alleviate this burden and make healthcare providers more efficient. However, that is not the case. In fact, it is further adding work to the already overextended healthcare provider.
To handle data properly, CloudMedx provides real-time visual insights and predictive analytics on a per-patient level as well as around population clinical risk and outcomes based on machine learning, natural language processing, latest clinical algorithms and a clinical contextual ontology.
The CloudMedx analytics platform can process both structured and unstructured data from healthcare workflows to capture all relevant clinical and financial information for each patient. Using this data, CloudMedx generates outcomes insights and allows care providers to make take actions that may reduce readmissions, close gaps in care, ensure accurate medical coding and appropriate treatment based on evidence-based guidelines.
Lend a Hand to Healthcare with CloudMedx
Tashfeen Suleman is the CEO of CloudMedx. His mission is to save lives through technology by early disease detection and prevention. Tashfeen has over 13 years of technical, entrepreneurship and executive management experience with companies such as Microsoft. He is a CS major with industry experience in big data, technology product design, development, and commercialization.
Tashfeen’s father was mis-diagnosed at the ER that resulted in a subdural hematoma. This motivated him and his Co-founder, Sahar Arshad, to build this business by asking the fundamental question: “What can be done to prevent misdiagnoses and help doctors make better decisions faster, and lead to improve outcomes for the patient?” Electronic medical records (EMRs) capture large amounts of patient data ―vital statistics, medical history, symptoms, medications, test results and reports, etc. ―but this data is not readily available in an intelligent, usable way. With the power of the smart clinical platform that uses machine learning and natural language processing it can help doctors to surface the right insights at the right time to help doctors make time critical decisions and save lives.
Overcome the crux of the matter
There is a lot of fragmentation in healthcare, which has resulted in silos. Most healthcare organizations have been used to use multiple software solutions to achieve their goals, which CloudMedx believe is not optimal. So they provide a one-box solution and one point of contact to their customers for all their data needs. They are also open to partnerships and offer their features and products as modules or APIs that 3rd party players can use to augment their offerings.
To improve care, it is essential to have complete information about the patient with useful insights. This can be done when all relevant patient information is available in one place with the ability to read through all data and algorithms to generate insights which can help in better treatment, early detection and/or prevention. CloudMedx makes integration seamless, can read through structured and unstructured data (80% of all medical data is unstructured) and provides insights beyond basic business intelligence.
Documentation: A boon or a bane!
In the post EHR deployment world, clinicians have become glorified data entry staff struggling with the nuances of lengthy documentation, multiple forms and templates.
The introduction and continuous update of EHRs has been both a boon and a bane for healthcare professionals. A boon because we now have a huge opportunity to document health electronically and therefore, link observable clinical patterns with up to the minute research and insights on the population as a whole. A bane because data entry comes at the cost of patients not getting critical face time with their doctors. Instead, this encounter becomes documentation driven rather than patient centered. These collective workloads combined with perverse productivity can result in unnecessarily tragic outcomes or a high cost intervention when a well-timed, low cost treatment would have sufficed. Unfortunately, the patient has the most to lose in either scenario. That is why we must change the entire model around the EHR and make it a conduit for empowerment, not burnout.
Clinical analytics tools that are more focused on predictive analytics will allow doctors to see key trends in large patient populations that can be applied to individual patients, thereby allowing doctors to make informed decisions at the point of care and not be flooded with information that is not insightful or non-useful.
Served the Purpose of Customers
Enterprise sales are hard and enterprise healthcare is even harder and slower than many other industries and therefore being personal with contacts really helps as people buy from people. It is vital to have a great product but there are other factors that are equally important such as great customer service, consistent communication, influential partners etc.
CloudMedx will get right on Technology
CloudMedx help with streamlining workflows – presenting the right information to the right person at the right time; help with improving patient outcomes – using population level data to move towards each individual and help with reducing costs.
The technology that they have built is very powerful and is not only useful for care providers but can be extended to many other kind of users.Some of their future projects will utilize the underlying technology with specialized use cases for these new users.
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