How Data Silos Are Ruining the Modern Healthcare Industry

HIT Consultant

Rob Wiley

With new administrative requirements and an increasingly competitive market, the job of a healthcare professional is no longer just about providing care to patients. In fact, healthcare professionals now spend an average of 10 hours per week on paperwork and administrative tasks, according to a 2018 survey from Medscape. This can be frustrating, and it’s only compounded when healthcare workers have to enter the same exact information over and over again—a tedious reality for many healthcare professionals and administrators.

This is the result of massive data silos in many modern healthcare organizations, which are not only onerous, but also prevent healthcare professionals from coordinating patient care, diminish the value of patient data, and leave room for major (and potentially costly) errors. As such...

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