In this episode of Impetus Digital‘s Fireside Chat series, I talk to Ryan Zarychanski, Paul Komenda, and Marshall Pitz from MindSet. Mindset is an innovative platform that integrates province-wide clinical health data into a single platform, with the goal of enhancing real-time access to data for healthcare providers, and thereby improve the efficiency of the healthcare system and the outcomes for patients who use it.
We discuss a whole range of thought-provoking topics, including the barriers to and benefits of clinical data integration for the healthcare system, clinical trials, providers, and patients; issues around data privacy and ownership; and their hopes for the “new normal” post-COVID-19.
Here is a sneak peek of the start of our conversation:
Q: Holistically, what is MindSet?
A: So, Manitoba has a really rich connected series of administrative data. We could follow someone from their birth to their death using administrative data, which is different than clinical data that’s unique and individual to a patient, while administrative data could be at the population level. But, there is a clear gap in connecting these rich clinical datasets. So when you go to the hospital or doctor’s office, they’ll take lab work and you’ll have lab data generated, they may take an X-ray or a CT scan and you’ll have diagnostic imaging data generated. Those datasets are very disconnected; they’re extremely high fidelity and rich, and they’re really not leveraged in a cohesive, coherent way that allows us to evaluate return on investment in our healthcare system.
If we want to figure out who’s in the emergency room today, we link a bunch of databases to find out who’s there and where did they go and how do they do. But it’s on ad hoc basis, and it’s really not a very efficient process. And so we could create a provincial data record to help us monitor the functioning of our healthcare system, so that we can understand the return on investment for the healthcare system, and so that we can complete clinical trials at a fraction of the cost by linking the clinical datasets so that we don’t have to generate the data again just for research purposes.
We created a real-time integrated clinical data platform that we call MindSet. It’s really changing our mindset in how we use data in our province. It leverages every aspect we can of the healthcare system so that it’s sustainable and so that it’s there for us when we need it, and so that we’re getting the most out of the money we put into it.
For more of my exciting conversation with the MindSet team, you can watch the whole Fireside Chat or listen to the podcast version below.
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