State governments that administer Medicaid are often in reactive mode, barely able to keep up with the demand for enrollment applications. With the help of HP Enterprise Services, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) was able to create an online enrollment system called SoonerCare. HP was contracted to design, develop and implement a new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), which would allow for online enrollment.
Remember those pictures in comic books where you would have a collection of dots with numbers and you would connect the right dots in sequence -- and lo and behold, there was a picture of your favorite movie or cartoon character. This is what I am reminded of when I read the article Mobility and its ecosystem, the keys to delivering personalized healthcare in the HP Industry Edge, Health & Life Sciences edition. This article details how various technologies and paradigms complement and augment mobility to lead us into the world of an improved end-to-end patient experience.
Health and life sciences organizations are looking for ways to step outside their comfort zone and respond to the new “Normal” of doing business in light of increasing costs, reform and regulations and more health-savvy patients. As HP’s Larry Schmidt says in a recent Industry Edge Health and Life Sciences ezine article, there are 3 technologies that offer transformational progression toward becoming “dynamic” including cloud computing, information management and analytics and mobile capabilities.
Healthcare always gets a lot of attention since it has a direct impact on our personal life style and wellbeing. Present times are no different. However, much of the discussion is usually about the availability of healthcare to various demographic slices of the community and its associated funding model over time. You don't hear much about the need to improve the overall patient experience across the service provider eco-system, which includes the physician’s office, offsite ancillary services, the home, the mobile device with the hospital at its nerve center. Baldur Johnsen, Director of Global Business Development and Alliances, Applications and Business Services, HP Enterprise Services will be addressing these very issues in a 6-part webinar series (see Page 9 of the article) where he provided more details on current trends driving the transformation of healthcare management.
I was reading the recent edition of HP Industry Edge Health and Life Sciences edition with great interest. On Page 10, you will see how key innovations from HP Labs have been applied in the Healthcare industry to improve overall patient experience at hospitals. As I read this article by Jaap Suermondt, Lab Director, Services and Solutions Research Lab, Director of Healthcare Research, HP Labs, I slowly began to digest the practical significance of these innovations. It lead me to visualize how a day in the life of a patient at a hospital could be thanks to these innovations.