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Quisitive Collaborates with Microsoft to Leverage New Healthcare Data Solutions in Microsoft Fabric
October 11, 2023
Quisitive collaborated with Microsoft to leverage the new healthcare data solutions in Microsoft Fabric for Ontario Workers Network.

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quisitive Technology Solutions, Inc. (“Quisitive” or the “Company”) (TSXV: QUIS, OTCQX: QUISF), a Microsoft solutions provider and payments solutions provider, today announced that it will collaborate with Microsoft to leverage the new healthcare data solutions in Microsoft Fabric for Ontario Workers Network (“OWN”), the Ottawa Hospital, and other hospitals in the network.

 

Fabric is an end-to-end, unified analytics platform that seamlessly integrates various data and analytics tools like Microsoft Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI into a single unified product, empowering healthcare professionals to unlock the potential of their data to better serve patient needs.

 

Quisitive is leveraging Microsoft solutions for OWN to securely migrate 35,000 patient files from a legacy database to Fabric, producing new insights about patient health. The migration will increase efficiency and capacity in data analysis for healthcare organizations by utilizing the rich capabilities of Fabric.

 

OWN will utilize the new healthcare data solutions in Fabric to link previously inaccessible patient data types, including social determinants of health, care plans, patient reported outcomes, and leading indicators of care performance. This strategic utilization will unlock a multitude of benefits, including accelerated insights for more precise and tailored care plans. This in turn will significantly reduce wait times and enhance predictive care capabilities, ultimately revolutionizing predictive care capabilities. Quisitive is pairing its Microsoft technology acumen with deep data and analytics expertise and healthcare industry knowledge in partnership with Microsoft’s engineering teams to deliver the healthcare data solutions in Fabric to OWN with attention to unique industry needs, including data privacy and compliance requirements. Going forward, Quisitive will add Fabric to its offerings for healthcare organizations.

 

“Quisitive was honored to be selected as a preview partner for the new healthcare data solutions in Microsoft Fabric,” said Quisitive CEO Mike Reinhart. “Our team and experience are well-aligned to connect new, innovative Microsoft technology solutions with healthcare customers for successful implementations. While the data and technology implications of Fabric are momentous, the resulting impacts on patient care, clinician efficacy, and health outcomes set this apart as a truly revolutionary solution. Thank you to Microsoft and the Ontario Workers Network for trusting Quisitive to implement this important advancement in healthcare data and analytics.”

 

Umesh Rustogi, General Manager, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare added: “The healthcare data solutions in Microsoft Fabric enable organizations to unify and harmonize the wealth of data that exists within their systems. Using the healthcare data solutions in Microsoft Fabric, Ontario Workers Network is empowered to alleviate clinical administrative burden, decrease wait times, and ultimately improve the quality-of-care delivery to patients in the communities it serves.”

 

About Quisitive:
Quisitive (TSXV: QUIS, OTCQX: QUISF) is a premier, global Microsoft partner that harnesses the Microsoft cloud platform and complementary technologies, including custom solutions and first-party offerings, to generate transformational impact for enterprise customers. Our Cloud Solutions business focuses on helping enterprises move, operate, and innovate in the three Microsoft clouds. Our Payments Solutions division, leverages the PayiQ platform powered by Microsoft Azure to transform the payment processing industry into an entirely new source of customer engagement and consumer value. Quisitive serves clients globally from seventeen employee hubs across the world. For more information, visit www.Quisitive.com and follow @BeQuisitive.

 

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Greene Tweed is a specialty engineering and manufacturing company that engaged Quisitive to execute a specific vision: a Smart Factory solution.

 

Learn how Quisitive built the Azure infrastructure to enable their vision with a solution that spans from source through reporting. With this new solution, Greene Tweed can now leverage Azure Data Factory to make more informed decisions based on real-time data and predictive modeling.

Other topics in this video include:

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When Greene Tweed decided they wanted to take a more holistic approach to their data governance, they looked for a partner who could help them build a modern data platform with advanced analytics capabilities and the ability to scale.

Machine data, enterprise asset data, and corporate data from CRM systems, ERP systems, and more needed to be brought together and correlated appropriately to glean deeper insights for the business.

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Arthur Health Creates New Models of Connected Care and Reduces Patient Wait Times by 80%
Arthur Health Relies on Microsoft & Quisitive MazikCare that Create New Models of Connected Care and Reduce Patient Wait Times by 80%.
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Client: Arthur Health

Industry: Healthcare Provider

Products and Services: Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, Quisitive MazikCare

Country: Canada

 

For full customer story visit the Microsoft website here.

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“We needed to choose a solution that is extensible, agile, and provides the highest level of security for handling patient information, so that was the attraction to Microsoft.”

Dr. Christian Veillette
Chief Technology Officer, Arthur Health

About Arthur Health

Arthur Health, a healthcare solutions company based in Canada, is reimagining traditionally compartmentalized models of care through a clinically integrated network approach. In 2019, Arthur Health teamed up with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and University Health Network to scale a rapid-access clinic model of care for low-back pain. In a pilot, this led to sustained reduced wait times, better access to local care, and higher patient and provider satisfaction, so Arthur Health plans to expand it. Arthur Health used Microsoft partner Quisitive’s MazikCare platform and Microsoft technologies to develop a patient-centered solution that the company hopes will spark changes to primary and specialty care in Canada.

Launching a cloud-based solution for collaboration and care close to home in less than a year

Ontario is a large province, and Arthur Health knew that empowering patients in rural, northern, and remote communities to receive the right care closer to home would require a robust digital healthcare solution. To create an integrated, cloud-based healthcare network that houses and shares information, Arthur Health needed technology that was user-friendly, flexible, and scalable. “We needed to choose a solution that was extensible, agile, and provides the highest level of security for handling patient information, so that was the attraction to Microsoft,” says Dr. Christian Veillette, Chief Technology Officer of Arthur Health.

 

As Arthur Health began exploring solutions to evolve a clinically integrated network, it was introduced to Microsoft partner Quisitive, a company with extensive experience in both Microsoft cloud solutions and the healthcare industry. “We approached Microsoft with our vision, and it directed us to Quisitive,” says Dr. Nizar Mahomed, CEO of Arthur Health. “The company’s depth of understanding of the Microsoft universe and of healthcare complexities would allow us to achieve our vision of an evolving model of care and care delivery, and its MazikCare platform allowed us to innovate faster.”

 

The Arthur Health team moved quickly to enhance its digital health platform. It drew on Quisitive’s experience to develop a care-coordination platform based on Microsoft Power Platform and Quisitive’s MazikCare in only nine months. The team configured standardized complex-care assessments for providers in the network as well as customized workflows. Communication among medical providers all over Ontario is a central piece of the new system, and Arthur Health created this critical element using the communication and automation capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365. “At the end of the day, you need a process to integrate care because the providers are geographically dispersed,” says Dr. Rampersaud.

 

Arthur Health then began work on the final puzzle piece: an e-referral service that would allow medical providers to quickly send patient referrals and information. It typically takes about one year to develop and deploy an e-referral service in the Canadian healthcare system, but Arthur Health activated its service in only three months, in part through using the security frameworks in Microsoft solutions, fast healthcare interoperability resources, and MazikCare DataFusion.

Scaling a pilot program that reduced patient wait times by 80 percent to serve more than 10 million adults

The rapid-access clinic model of care was adapted from the successful pilot that ran for five years in metropolitan, urban, and rural and northern healthcare settings. Using an interprofessional shared care model for LBP management that linked primary to tertiary care, the pilot demonstrated immediate improvement in access to care. The average wait time for participants to have a specialized LBP assessment and individualized management plan plummeted from between six and 12 months to two to four weeks—a decrease often of around 80 percent. Many people who would previously have waited in pain and with reduced mobility to see a specialist instead found care closer to home with a physiotherapist or chiropractor supported by a regional centralized specialist. Patients gained unparalleled access to specialized care and payers realized immediate cost savings from a reduction in unnecessary tests such as MRI scans.

 

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) approved expanding the pilot to serve the provincial population of more than 10 million adults. Arthur Health’s partnership with MOHLTC and University Health Network helped create meaningful change for patients and providers through the company’s growing clinically integrated network digital platform. “At scale, satisfaction rates for both patients and physicians have remained greater than 90 percent, according to our surveys,” says Dr. Rampersaud. “The provincial program has happier patients and happier providers, and it has significantly reduced unnecessary MRIs, emergency visits, and specialist referrals to deliver a return on the investment from the Ontario Ministry of Health.”

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“The next step will be predictive health management through analysis. With the capabilities that Microsoft is building out, five years from now this program will be much smarter and more efficient.”
Dr. Nizar Mohomed
CEO, Arthur Health

Supporting more than 8,000 primary care providers with a clinically integrated network

Arthur Health is excited by the potential for further growth and is eager to expand its clinically integrated network platform beyond specialty care. More than 8,000 primary care providers are using this program to refer patients throughout Ontario, demonstrating that patient-centered care delivers better outcomes closer to home. Dr. Veillette sees the next step as incorporating more features of Dynamics 365 to help providers communicate seamlessly and close the circle of care around individual patients. The physicians at Arthur Health are also excited to explore using predictive models as Microsoft further develops its AI capabilities.

 

“The next step will be predictive health management through analysis,” says Dr. Mahomed. “With the capabilities that Microsoft is building out, five years from now this program will be much smarter and more efficient.”

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Quisitive Accelerates Generative AI Adoption for Industry Solutions
Quisitive is prioritizing the rapid adoption of secured and industry-aligned large language models to help customers realize the value of AI.

TORONTO, May 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quisitive Technology Solutions, Inc. (“Quisitive” or the “Company”) (TSXV: QUIS, OTCQX: QUISF), a premier Microsoft solutions provider and payments solutions provider, has partnered with Microsoft solution teams to develop generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, leveraging Azure OpenAI and Microsoft Copilot, to embed into its suite of industry technology solutions for healthcare, public sector, and manufacturing.

 

The Company’s solution development team is prioritizing the rapid adoption of secured and industry-aligned large language models (LLM) to help customers realize the profound value of generative AI in healthcare. Quisitive has identified several specific use cases within its industry products for the first of several waves of AI adoption across its portfolio of solutions. Quisitive’s industry solutions leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Nuance, tightly aligning them to the Microsoft technology suite. This Microsoft foundation will enable quick adoption of Microsoft’s AI toolsets as they become available, such as Copilot for Makers, and accelerate time–to-market with AI-backed features.

 

The Company will initially focus on developing new AI features for its healthcare solution MazikCare Copilot to drive value to customers.

  • MazikCare Copilot for Care Coordination will improve clinical efficiency with administrative tasks, patient care plans, and effectively respond to patient queries. Coordinating patient care between primary providers, specialists, ancillary care, transportation, and translation companies requires years of experience and complex scheduling and planning tools. MazikCare Copilot for Care Coordination will leverage Azure Open AI to assist care managers in orchestrating patient care based on patient and provider preferences and historical patterns.

 

The addition of AI to Quisitive’s MazikCare healthcare solution will further accelerate improved patient outcomes and reduce clinical burden by streamlining the integrated care experience and enabling care provider data analysis.

 

Quisitive CEO Mike Reinhart said: “While AI has always been a central part of our offering, industry-driven large language models (LLM) will enable us to realize the full potential of generative AI. Quisitive is positioning itself as a leader in delivering value to our industry solution customers through these nascent tools. Our MazikCare solution already creates significant efficiencies for healthcare organizations, but adding a layer of cutting-edge AI will help us partner with healthcare providers to tackle industry-wide challenges like long wait times, over-complicated billing systems, and supply chain delays.”

 

About Quisitive:
Quisitive (TSXV: QUIS, OTCQX: QUISF) is a premier, global Microsoft partner that harnesses the Microsoft cloud platform and complementary technologies, including custom solutions and first-party offerings, to generate transformational impact for enterprise customers. Our Cloud Solutions business focuses on helping enterprises move, operate, and innovate in the three Microsoft clouds. Our Payments Solutions division leverages the PayiQ platform powered by Microsoft Azure to transform the payment processing industry into an entirely new source of customer engagement and consumer value. Quisitive serves clients globally from seventeen employee hubs across the world. For more information, visit www.Quisitive.com and follow @BeQuisitive.

 

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Streamlining Non profit ERP: Small charity migrates to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in less than four weeks with the help of Quisitive.

Client: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Industry: Non profit

Products and Services: Dynamics 365 Business Central

Country: Canada

“We knew it was time to look for a new ERP solution that could meet our financial management needs and support a remote work environment brought on by the pandemic.”
Jason Kempt
Vice President, Finance & Administration, ORCF

Overview

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (ORCF), an Ottawa-based non-profit, struggled to manage finances effectively due to an outdated ERP system. The lack of multi-segment coding made it challenging for ORCF to allocate costs accurately and report activities to tax authorities. Additionally, the solution’s on-premises server was approaching end-of-life, causing further complications for the organization.OCRF realized the need for a modern cloud ERP solution to address these issues and improve financial management and reporting.

 

After careful consideration, the organization partnered with Quisitive and migrated to Dynamics 365 Business Central. With Business Central and custom apps developed by Quisitive, ORCF has been able to improve productivity, ensure the accuracy and accessibility of financial insights, and increase the understanding of cost drivers for better decision-making.

About ORCF: The Voice for Cancer Survivorship in Eastern Ontario

Founded in 1995, ORCF supports cancer patients and survivors in Eastern Ontario. The foundation operates two main business lines: fundraising and patient support delivery, providing person-centered care to cancer patients. ORCF achieves its mission by offering innovative cancer research, a world-class clinical trials program, and increasing access to care in the region. ORCF’s patient-focused approach and commitment to providing high-quality cancer care and support has earned ORCF a reputation as the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario.

The Challenge: Relying on a Legacy On-Premises ERP System & Server Approaching End-of-Life

Before launching Business Central, ORCF’s on-premises ERP system was causing significant challenges for the organization. The systems’ shortcomings increased manual work, errors, and confusion regarding the organization’s financial landscape. To overcome these challenges, ORCF recognized the need for a modern cloud-based ERP solution that could provide advanced features such as multi-segment cost coding, automated workflows, and robust controls that could operate seamlessly in a remote work setting.

 

ORCF’s decision to migrate to Business Central with Microsoft Partner, Quisitive, was based on several factors:

  • Quisitive’s excellent reputation in the local non-profit market
  • The non-profit pricing offered by Microsoft
  • The multi-segment coding feature of Business Central
  • Automated workflows for approvals
  • Business Central’s off-the-shelf functionality
  • Quisitive’s ability to develop custom applications for employee expense approvals and credit card reconciliation, which would round out the scope of the project needs

Getting Started with Business Central in Less Than Four Months

ORCF’s finance team worked closely with Quisitive to plan and launch Business Central in just four months.

 

“We knew it was time to look for a new ERP solution that could meet our financial management needs and support a remote work environment brought on by the pandemic," says Jason Kempt, Vice President, Finance & Administration at ORCF.

 

The implementation process also involved Quisitive creating custom Business Central apps to streamline processes and improve efficiency. One of the custom applications created was an employee expenses app that allowed users to scan receipts and enter expenses, which would then be routed for approval. The credit card reconciliation app automated data entry and eliminated the need for paper. Statements were sent to cardholders and imported into the app, which would then translate the expenses and route them to the unit for approval.

 

Implementing Business Central and Quisitive’s custom apps resulted in significant time savings and improved organizational efficiencies. The ORCF was also able to generate more accurate and accessible reports. The workflows for purchase requisitions and employee expenses were much more user-friendly and efficient than the previous processes, which staff members were very pleased with.

“Implementing Business Central was smooth and efficient thanks to Quisitive’s expertise and support,”
Jason Kempt
Vice President, Finance & Administration, ORCF

Getting Started with Business Central in Less Than Four Months

Since launching Business Central, ORCF has experienced substantial enhancements in its financial management processes. Multi-segment coding has enabled them to understand cost structure more effectively, while automated workflows for approvals have streamlined operations, saved time, and enhanced productivity. With real-time reports based on accurate data, ORCF now has the information they need to make informed decisions quickly. Overall, Business Central has been a game-changer for ORCF, providing them with the necessary tools to efficiently manage their finances and support their mission. 

Improved Productivity and Efficiency

Automating requisition and expense workflows and enabling cloud-based document storage and retention in Business Central has resulted in faster delivery of month-end reports and easier day-to-day financial management. ORFC’s finance team can now complete tasks more efficiently and accurately, allowing them to focus on more strategic and value-adding activities.

 

“Business Central has made our entire organization more productive and informed,” said Jason. “The multi-segment reporting helps non-financial users understand the cost behaviour of our business and we can produce timely financial data and reports without Excel," says Kempt.

Enhanced Accuracy of Cost Allocation with Multi-Segmented Reporting

Business Central’s multi-segment reporting (or dimensions) has improved the accuracy and allocation of costs. By eliminating the need for manual work to allocate central costs to business activities, dimensions have provided a deeper understanding of cost behavior within the organization. 

Increased Accountability and Better Decision-Making

With Business Central, ORCF can easily toggle between budget accountability and the full cost of business activities, including support functions with different budget holders. This visibility has increased accountability on the expense side and facilitated informed decision-making. By providing a clear picture of cost drivers for business activities, Business Central has empowered ORCF to allocate resources more effectively.

Streamlined Expense and Credit Card Reconciliation

Quisitive’s custom-built employee expense and credit card reconciliation apps for Business Central have significantly simplified ORCF’s reconciliation process. With the employee expense app, employees can easily upload photos of receipts or attach PDF invoices to an online form, freeing up their time and streamlining the process. The credit card reconciliation app automates data entry, reducing the chances of errors and saving time for both employees and managers.

 

“The employee expense app is great,” said Jason. “Employees can take pictures of receipts or attach PDF invoices and upload to an online form—which automatically routes for approval. This app has saved a lot of clerical time and puts the onus to code things properly on the business user. Lastly, the approved document makes a properly coded A/P entry in Business Central for the accounting staff to post.”

 

“With the new credit card reconciliation app in Business Central, manual data entry has become completely unnecessary,” continued Jason. “Because the corporate credit card user pre-populates the form with transactions from the bank via CSV upload, everything is done quickly and without errors. This has saved us days of work and ensure our costs are accurately reported.”

“With the new credit card reconciliation app in Business Central, manual data entry has become completely unnecessary.”
Jason Kempt
Vice President, Finance & Administration, ORCF

Greater Accessibility & Flexibility

As a cloud-based solution, Business Central offers ORCF complete accessibility and security. Staff can now access the system and data from various devices, allowing them to work remotely or in different locations. Additionally, automatic updates and upgrades eliminate the need for IT staff to manually install updates on a server or individual devices, ensuring that all users are using the latest version.

 

ORCF continues to enhance its financial management processes in Business Central while exploring more advanced features to identify opportunities for improvement. With their focus on becoming more proficient in the core product, including the fixed assets module, ORCF aims to stay ahead of the curve. Their dedication to leveraging technology and innovation to support their mission highlights their commitment to driving success for the organization and the community they serve.

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More than ever, healthcare professionals rely on software to do their jobs. A lot of software. In a typical healthcare organization, staff might have dozens (or hundreds) of systems in use by different departments. Some common tier-1 applications include:

If copious amounts of technology made healthcare professionals’ work easier, faster, or improved patient care, the added administrative tasks would feel worth it.

Unfortunately, the data often sits in silos separated by system, purpose, or function. When this happens, providers are often left scrambling to collaborate, access meaningful tools, and efficiently serve patients. This lack of tech integration led a Forbes article to label data silos as “healthcare’s silent shame.” Ouch.

As the author explains:

For starters, most hospitals – even leading centers – are struggling to meaningfully organize the genetic and phenotypic data of their own patients in a fashion that can truly inform clinical decision-making.

For starters, most hospitals – even leading centers – are struggling to meaningfully organize the genetic and phenotypic data of their own patients in a fashion that can truly inform clinical decision-making.

How Data Silos Happened and Why They Matter

When HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) became law in 2009, it required healthcare organizations to use electronic health records and achieve “Meaningful Use” goals. While this legislation helped advance the industry’s focus on data, it fell short of what we now see as vital – a requirement to standardize records so data could be shared among health systems.

As it happened, healthcare facilities began widely adopting electronic records before we saw the mess that dispersed data created. Thirteen years later, the repercussions of this oversight continue to plague the industry, including hospitals, where diverse teams of providers and support staff must access and understand vast amounts of digital information on a minute-by-minute basis.

Add these administrative requirements to an increasingly competitive market, and you get the current situation, one the Surgeon General has labeled a crisis due to worker burnout and resignation. Although it’s a complex issue exacerbated by the challenges of COVID-19, experts agree that administrative burdens play a large role in healthcare’s mass exodus.

Data silos contribute to the strain by creating glaring inefficiencies from both patient and provider perspectives, especially within hospital settings. Here’s how:

    1. Day-to-day operations

Hospital professionals must accurately evaluate and meet patient needs while effectively managing hospital resources. Triage, admission, and discharge decisions (patient flow) are hindered when staff can’t access the right data at the right time because everyone uses varying systems that don’t integrate. That is, the right foot does A while the left does B, leaving both at a standstill.

Entering notes and communication is the most significant pain point for hospital leaders.

When staff ack access to real-time information, like which and how many beds are occupied or available, patients can sit in waiting rooms for hours while beds sit empty or waiting to be cleaned. Other times, physicians may question whether to send a patient to the ICU or a general ward because they can’t access multiple medical records and medication lists.

And let’s not forget the elephant always in the room – the never-ending task of data entry, when doctors and nurses are forced to enter the same information into different systems over and over again. We recently conducted a private survey of 100 hospital leaders about healthcare technology concerns. Respondents listed difficulty entering notes and communication as their most significant software pain point.

Outdated or disjointed systems also strain supply management efforts. How can any team, especially healthcare professionals who work in a high-intensity environment, meet patient needs when they don’t have or can’t find essential medical supplies?

    2. The bottom line

The financial implications of data silos can’t be ignored. Hospitals need funds to operate, and run an effective healthcare facility requires balancing the budget and minimizing waste. When systems don’t integrate, the problems created by long wait times, excessive paperwork, and supply mismanagement make the cost of doing business go up.

Take supply struggles, for example. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists may use different supply and materials management systems, some more sophisticated than others. While one team might use software to understand what and how much gets used, another may rely on a desktop spreadsheet, and another on post-it notes (it’s been known to happen).

The disparity and lack of confidence in systems can then lead to inventory hoarding, a sloppy but not unheard-of occasion in which staff shoves essential supplies in a cabinet or closet in case they run out at a crucial moment. This “just in case” method often negates the “just in time” ordering so many hospitals strive for. Obviously, such practices are neither sustainable nor cost-effective.

Further driving costs upward, many hospitals use software from different vendors, making it harder to manage costs and upgrades (e.g., one system gets replaced while another sits aging on a shelf).

Our recent surveys confirm the extent of supply frustration, as respondents listed differing ordering systems that don’t communicate across departments and lack of visibility for vendor discounts as the top complaints against supply management technology.

    3. Regulatory compliance

Healthcare professionals follow a lot of rules. While compliance obligations fall under a broad umbrella, most relate to patient safety and privacy.

In a hospital setting where different teams routinely compile and access electronic health records, maintaining patient privacy remains a top priority. It’s also a major cause of data silos and why sharing records between providers is so tricky.

Also, when the time comes for teams to prove compliance, they have to chase data from system to system, making the job time-consuming and unpleasant. This consistent tracking of outcomes will also prove useful for insights when planning continuous improvement protocols.

    4. Patient care

Despite the stress data silos put on other areas of healthcare, patient care bears the brunt. The fact is, disordered medical data stifles complete, timely care.

First, like providers, patients spend significant time repeatedly filling out identical paperwork, wondering why each process exists when surely the information must sit in a cloud somewhere.

Referrals become clunky and labor intensive, and patients stay frustrated with care that resembles a patchwork of providers at various venues – outpatient facilities, primary care practices, specialty clinics, and hospitals. And few of these sites communicate with the others.

Effective diagnosis and treatment then take a hit because providers often get an incomplete picture of medical history, medications, and specialist care. All the while, patients spend extensive time in a hospital waiting room when all they want is relief. A unified data pool with even access across the system can significantly improve the continuity of care by allowing medical teams to collaborate and treat the whole patient.

The Solution: Unify Data Under a Single Platform

In good news, many hospitals understand the problems data silos create and are actively trying to improve the situation. As such, our survey found that 75% of respondents with EHR systems have established a budget for upgrades.

Here at Quisitive, we think having a single platform that houses multiple healthcare-ready solutions is the way forward. Here’s why:

When health systems and their end users collaborate with access to unified data, everyone wins. Hospital administration, providers, and support staff have one less chore to worry about. Weary patients receive much-needed relief as medical facilities more effortlessly move toward value-based care. Provider-patient relationships strengthen, and costs stabilize for everyone.

Quisitive knows healthcare

Our real-time health solution, MazikCare, helps accomplish all the above – giving healthcare professionals indispensable access to data via a single platform, empowering informed decisions and enhanced patient care. Built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, MazikCare provides a digital bridge between patients, providers, and payers, streamlining and unifying each patient record, cutting down on vendor bloat and enabling care providers to save time and resources. MazikCare is the only platform on the market ready for healthcare businesses from Day 1, offering reduced implementation time, lower total cost of ownership, and accelerated ROI.

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