DURHAM, N.C. – October was a big month for Validic as the data connectivity provider rolled out Inform, its next-generation platform, and teamed up with Partners Connected Health on a patient-generated health data initiative.
The Inform data connectivity platform is unique because of its streaming capabilities and rules engine, said Ashley Needham, director of corporate initiatives at Validic.
“Now the physician can be focused on caring for the patient, not inputting information,” she said.
The streaming capabilities allow for continuous, near real-time integration of personal health data from home devices, so it’s accessible to health professionals as soon as the event occurs.
With the addition of the rules engine, professionals can also set triggers that notify them when a reading falls outside a set threshold or when a reading has not been submitted at all.
“Together, these functionalities provide a forward-looking platform focused on turning disparate data into action and insights,” said Needham.
Through its work with Partners, Validic will help provide the health system’s clinicians and researchers with access to PGHD from more than 400 consumer and clinical health devices like wearables, blood pressure monitors and blood glucose monitors. While the collaboration will allow patients to easily and securely share their personal health data with their care teams, the broader goal is to bring that data directly into existing workflows and electronic health records.
Partners is currently piloting a Validic cloud-based digital health platform for patients with hypertension.
“The best way to scale a remote monitoring program is through PGHD,” said Needham. “Platforms like this will allow for a more holistic approach to care, as well as more efficiency, better outcomes and interventions.”