Healthcare is moving from episodic to 'life-based care'

LAS VEGAS – Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas. 

“We’re managing everyone. We’re not just worrying about the people that we see in front of us, and it’s a real important difference,” Murphy said at the Coordinated and Connected Care Symposium. “Because we can’t always treat everybody all of the time, [we need to] be able to predict those people that we … absolutely need to get at, and prioritize them to the top. That’s where this predictive layer comes in, where we’re actually using the data to look at predictive modeling and forecasting.”

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