Since HIMSS18 started on Monday, there have been countless discussions on where the future of digital health will lead providers and patients, which solutions can help the industry most effectively achieve a switch to value-based care, and who are the movers and shakers of connected health.

In his keynote on Monday, former Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt argued that healthcare needs not just one life-saving tool, but several “killer apps” that offer strong interoperability to make care more efficient and meaningful.

This, according to Schmidt, involves building a “second tier” of data on top of the EHR to integrate valuable information into existing systems. Successful digital health technology of the future will also make use of the cloud at its core, to more feasibly achieve interoperability goals.

As fate would have it, Validic Impact — launched Tuesday at HIMSS18 — was developed with the same interoperability and workflow goals in mind. As a remote monitoring platform that lives within the EHR and that augments other existing clinical systems (like the care management tools in place), Impact offers workflow tools, along with triggers and notifications, to help care teams act on critical data in near-real time.

With growing demands on clinicians — while resources are simultaneously being stretched to their limits — the digital health of the future demands interoperability at its core to offer efficiency for care teams. By providing tools that fit within existing workflows and elevate critical data (instead of providing a data deluge), digital health can maximize the efforts of care teams and make care delivery more meaningful.

To learn more about Validic Impact and how the platform is enabling remote care for existing clinical systems, read the press release here.

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