Why integrated systems are important

Why integrated systems are important

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Traditionally, EHR systems are hosted in enterprises and locked down behind firewalls with no mobility. Building the digital workflows and mobilities inside these EHR systems can be time consuming and complex. Systems integration helps by enabling these heterogeneous systems to interoperate and provide unique and value-added solutions to the customers quickly.

Connecting systems for streamlined data entry

When these different systems are connected, many of the redundant data entry operations can be avoided. For example, whenever patient data is entered into the EHR system, the data automatically moves to the CitusHealth platform — and vice versa. When a nurse performs services during a home visit using the mobile workflows of CitusHealth, the data is automatically transferred back to the EHR system where pharmacy staff can see the data immediately and take care of the patient medication needs.

When the systems are integrated at the data level, such as using data produced by CitusHealth and combining that with data in the EHR, various data insights can be created. These data insights can help measure the staff efficiencies and patient clinical outcomes. With the recent advancements in the AI, this data can be fed to AI tools to build more sophisticated data insights and outcomes.

Customizing the digital experience

The CitusHealth platform can be integrated at different levels based on the specific use cases. If a customer wants to build their own patient engagement capabilities, the CitusHealth-provided RESTful and FHIR APIs can be used to build the features into their own apps. In this use case, CitusHealth acts as a PaaS (Platform as a Service).

In other integrations, portions of the CitusHealth platform can be embedded inside an EHR for an enhanced, seamless experience. Advanced specs like FHIR and SMART on FHIR are revolutionizing how the disparate healthcare systems should be connected to provide unique solutions and a seamless user experience.

Is your organization ready to reap the benefits of integrated systems? Talk to a CitusHealth expert today to learn how we can help you streamline and improve your operations.

Venkat Gogulamudi
Venkat Gogulamudi
Vice President of Engineering, CitusHealth

With over 25 years in executive management, solution architecture, delivery leadership, and professional services, Venkat has a passion for cutting-edge technology and using Open Source software in enterprise applications. His pivotal role for CitusHealth involves managing engineering activities and integrating with industry-leading EHR systems—helping propel the company to drive additional ROI opportunities for our clients.

Venkat previously worked at Nokia and Microsoft, where he delivered the consumer-facing AWS, Azure Cloud hosted PaaS, SaaS services serving millions of users. His background spans various industries including healthcare, airlines, telecommunications, government, and other IOT domains delivering workflow automation solutions and enforcing strong security posture.