Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Salesforce seeks to solve health care’s electronic records conundrum

3/09/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdkvmdmvmtmvntavmdivmziwl1nhbgvzzm9yy2ugagvhbhroy2fyzs5kuecixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Salesforce.com Inc. thinks it can succeed where companies like Google Inc.have tried and failed before: Revolutionizing the health care industry’s electronic records.

The cloud software company announced a patient-relationship health platform Wednesday — expected to roll out widely next February — that will integrate a patient’s records with data from wearables and third-party apps like ZocDoc to help doctors keep better tabs of their patients.

The platform ties in information about medications, allergies, medical history and insurance on a single platform, allowing nurses and doctors to communicate with one another and coordinate appointments and procedures. Data from wearables that monitor fitness activity, glucose levels and sleep patterns can be integrated to develop bigger-picture snapshots of a person’s overall health.

“The era of precision healthcare is upon us,” Salesforce Chief Medical Officer Joshua Newman said.


The hope is that this technology will turn the patient into a customer, where better physician-to-patient relationships can form, patients can be more easily tracked and managed, and the overall health care experience can be improved, Newman said in an interview with MarketWatch.

“Because medicine and health care has been a laggard in this technology, we see a huge need, and there are incentives to treat patients more like customers,” the executive said. “We’re doing for health care what Salesforce has done for business.”

However, success might not come easy: The healthcare industry has been slow to adopt new technologies that have flourished in other industries. Legacy tech companies have struggled to get the entire industry on board with wide-scale innovation. In 2011, Google discontinued its own health care initiative, Google Health, after reporting that it didn’t “catch on the way [it] would have hoped.”

This article has been extracted from http://www.marketwatch.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.marketwatch.com/story/salesforce-seeks-to-solve-health-cares-electronic-records-conundrum-2015-09-02


Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmtyvmdkvntivmdgvotu5l0nhcmvlci5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

What are your career resolutions for 2017?

2017-01-16 09:00:00 +0000

The new year is traditionally a time to make resolutions for personal growth, but how about for your career? Setting goals is important because they provide a map for your career, helping you to organise your time, effort and resources on getting where you want to be. On a broader scale, having obtainable objectives can increase your job satisfaction, boost your self-esteem and improve your overall wellbeing. So, let’s take a look at the resolutions tha...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmtmvmtevmtyvntmvmta1l0j1c2luzxnzieludgvsbglnzw5jzs5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Business Intelligence trends for 2017

2017-01-13 11:00:00 +0000

Business Intelligence (BI) has evolved a lot in recent years, with most experts understanding that it is now far more than just data reporting. There remains a role for data scientists to play when it comes to analysing information, but it’s also increasingly important for every employee in a firm to be able to not only access data but also analyse it. During 2016, there was a wave of new self-service analytical tools developed across sectors, enabling ...