WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Apervita, a platform and marketplace for health analytics and data, to participate in a proof-of-concept to demonstrate the power of real-time analytics to deliver quality, efficient and flexible care as part of a Digital Health Platform.
“During the last decade the U.S. health industry has invested billions of dollars digitizing health data, yet our most valuable asset, health knowledge, is still largely disconnected from data and care providers’ workflows,” said Paul Magelli, Apervita CEO, in a statement.
The DHP leverages public-private partnerships and the VA’s vast data stores for a cloud-based technology platform integrating data from the VA, military and commercial electronic health records, applications, devices and wearables. It combines that data with real-time analytics and engagement platforms to improve veteran health care across all settings and caregivers.
In the proof-of-concept, Apervita acts as the real-time analytics engine to continuously execute pathways and guidelines, and distribute resulting insights throughout the DHP and other platforms across the care continuum.
In just the first three weeks of the partnership, managed by Georgia Tech, Apervita and the proof-of-concept partners demonstrated the ability to create and deploy complex medical pathways, integrate and execute them in real-time, and orchestrate the distribution of powerful insights across DHP components.
“A veteran’s data and full health record is currently housed in many different, complex systems, each holding discrete records of the veteran’s interactions with her military, community and VA health teams,” said LaVerne Council, assistant secretary for information and technology and CIO for the Office of Information and Technology within the VA, in a statement. “Our DHP liberates this data, connecting to each health record and enabling a wrap-around platform that continuously gathers this discrete data, analyzes each clinical interaction and prescribes precision, proven care.”