Hunting the Healthcare Informonster

May 7th, 2019 1:00PM ET

Is there an Informonster lurking in your data warehouse, doing the backstroke in your data lake or mucking about with your quality measures? In healthcare, we aggregate information about patients, providers, regulations and the enterprise itself, with the intent to better understand our world and establish a path toward improvement. Disparate data, data locked in silos, inconsistent data definitions, free text, and patient data spread across multiple care settings in systems speaking different languages can take a toll on data quality initiatives and impair your organizations ability to make good decisions.

The lack of harmony between sources of information and variances in the quality and availability of information can turn our best intentions into an expensive distraction. It is in this frustrating state that the healthcare Informonster makes itself at home.

In this webinar, we will explore the healthcare Informonster metaphor, as well as:
  • Discuss the most common objectives driving us to aggregate healthcare information,
  • Examine typical barriers to quality that impact those objectives and
  • Share the signs and symptoms that manifest with each of those barriers  

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Charlie Harp
Clinical Architecture

Charlie Harp has been designing and implementing software solutions in the healthcare industry for over two decades. He began his career developing hospital lab applications for SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories (now Quest Diagnostics), and later joined Covance Central Laboratories where he managed the strategic application development group. In 1998, Mr. Harp joined Hearst Business Media working for First DataBank (FDB) and Zynx Health, where he was instrumental in the design and development of several innovative products focused on the integration of terminology, reference content and clinical decision support at the point of care. In 2007, Mr. Harp leveraged his years of experience and founded Clinical Architecture with the mission to help evolve healthcare by improving the quality and efficacy of clinical information in the healthcare environment. 

About the Sponsor: Clinical Architecture 

Founded in 2007 by a team of healthcare and software professionals, Clinical Architecture is the leading provider of innovative healthcare IT solutions focused on the quality and usability of clinical information. Our healthcare data quality solutions comprehensively address industry gaps in content acquisition and management, content distribution and deployment, master data management, reference data management, data aggregation, clinical decision support, clinical natural language processing, semantic interoperability, and normalization.