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The Purpose and Scope of CHART for Heathcare and Life Sciences IT
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Guest post by Chris Schmitt, Worldwide WebSphere Industry Marketing Manager
The deployment of healthcare IT in the cloud will eventually prove to be the most viable mode of development and delivery. However, the near-term impediments of cost and complexity are formidable. Further, the customization of capabilities for individual medical practitioners and healthcare delivery providers is a chronic complication.
Customization, although sometimes a manifestation of personal preference, or convenience, or reluctance to change, often is driven by professional requirements specific to modes of care delivery or target pathology.
Cloud Healthcare Appliance Real-Time (CHART) helps overcome barriers of cost, complexity and customization. They provide the required IT capabilities in the cloud, in a loosely coupled but interoperable manner, ready for developmental and operational (DevOps) use by non-IT clinical and administrative subject matter experts (SMEs) via graphical user interfaces using natural language and drag-and-drop tools.
Anytime and anywhere that Internet access is available, payable periodically by subscription, authorized SMEs can use these CHART capabilities to design, develop, deploy and use “predictive healthcare enterprises,” intelligent processes operating in a complete, accurate, timely and continuous manner:
The scope of CHART application includes the entire spectrum of health and wellness management, ambulatory or outpatient medical intervention and hospitalization or inpatient care and treatment, depending on the patient’s condition.
This scope can be depicted as the nesting of three use cases:
CHART includes specific capabilities, provided using world-renown and proven software solutions from IBM, for SMEs to design, develop, implement and operate customized versions of the PHM, MPS and HDO generic use cases with minimal assistance from IT professionals:
Using the cloud-based capabilities listed above, CHART users can develop and deploy automated processes that resolve typical healthcare process issues including:
Authorized CHART subscriber users, typically credentialed clinicians or approved representatives of care delivery organizations certified by The Joint Commission (a.k.a. TJC, formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), will employ CHART for such diverse applications as:
Plan to attend IMPACT2013 to consider realizing CHART for your Healthcare or Life Sciences organization!