Welcome to the first issue of HealthShare Connections. We’ll use this space to inform you about some of the most recent benefits our customers have realized using the InterSystems HealthShare® platform and suite of connected solutions. Our customers have many common needs and use cases, such as clinical practice enhancement, providing alerts for important events, multi-site administrative coordination, and fulfilling regulatory requirements. The innovative approaches your peers have taken to address these needs, may help you develop new ideas that can benefit your own stakeholders. HealthShare Connections will also be a vehicle for us to share information about important new products and enhancements in our product portfolio, from platform developments such as HL7® FHIR® services to new application areas such as care coordination.
In this inaugural issue, we feature customers who are making use of HealthShare to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is an unprecedented and critical situation for all of us, not only in our healthcare work but also in our personal lives. Because the pandemic is so new, so unknown, and so massive in scale, it’s vital to pull information together quickly and accurately from a wide range of data sources. Customers are using out-of-the-box HealthShare data aggregation, visualization, and analysis tools to collect and utilize this information. To help them further, our sales engineering and product teams are developing specialized functionality and content for everything from filtered COVID-19 data views and resource monitoring to local and national public health reporting. We hope you will find these stories inspirational and instructive.
HealthShare Connections is a resource about and for our worldwide customer community. If you would like to share news of your own work in these pages, feel free to contact me or your account manager.
Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD