In the latest episode of Impetus Digital‘s Fireside Chat series, I sat down with Lygeia Ricciardi, Chief Transformation Officer & Advisor at Carium, for an in-depth exploration of a variety of topics related to patient-centric care, digital health transformation, telemedicine, remote monitoring, and more.
Here is a brief preview:
Q: How do you take portals, platforms, or apps and get them to become interoperable with electronic health records that people are already using? What is the secret formula or plan to integrate Carium into the workflow so that it’s easy and natural for people to use it?
A: I don’t know if there’s a secret formula per se. I think it’s really dependent customer to customer how people are using it. As you described early on, and you’re right in saying that, Carium helps connect an individual, not just with their doctor but with their care team. An important point there is that they’re usually not having a one-on-one conversation with the MD but there are nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health providers who are part of a health team that is managing an individual.
In many cases, we found that members of that team like to use the Carium Native app because there’s just more richness and they’re the ones who are in there much more often. But, they may pull in that MD as a part of their care team to say, “Hey, here’s what’s going on with this patient, Natalie. This is where her stats have been tracking over time. Something has changed. What do you think?”. They may bring that person in for that particular discussion or integrate that into the EHR, but they don’t need to pull in every single reading about everything, e.g. what you ate over the last week. In general, many doctors are concerned about information overwhelm.
We have a varied approach by which you can pull in or use what you need. If you want all that really rich detail, you can use it in a variety of ways, but one is through our own interfaces, so you don’t have to have that in the EHR.
You can pull in really critical things. You can set your own limits; if I have a patient who has a heartbeat that starts going in a certain direction or hits a certain threshold, I want an alert. I want to know about that, but you don’t have to pull in all the data…
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