Medecision’s Aerial platform makes virtual care a greater possibility.
By Rick Koloski, Group Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, Engineering, Architecture & IT Operations
Healthcare data is often siloed. Pasting together health data and information from different sources can be complex and costly. An Apple watch might monitor your heart rate, how much you sit or move, and your blood oxygen level, but you need an entirely different device to check your blood pressure and another device to check your weight. There’s no guarantee that synergy among these devices and data sets is even possible.
The idea that all of our data and intelligence both informs and benefits us isn’t new. For example, what happens if you search for patio furniture online? When you subsequently log in to Facebook, you’re going to see strikingly directed advertisements that include the products you search for, alternatives to those products, and families of things that relate to what you searched for. We need a similar infrastructure in healthcare—where data is shared in order to ensure the best possible healthcare—but the technologies also need to ensure that there is no misuse of data and that privacy is not compromised.
At Medecision, we want to make data and information accessible across all platforms and channels—but also to keep it safe and secure. We want the information that’s gathered from our at-home devices like blood pressure monitors and smartwatches to help inform care management plans. We built Aerial to do just that—to provide a connection point among all the different modalities and bring information and data from different devices together to give a longitudinal and holistic look at an individual’s health and care.
Aerial helps care managers connect with individuals to manage health, reduce costs and drive efficiency. Aerial InCircle, a social-mobile personal health record, connects healthcare consumers with their care manager, care team and caregivers with real-time access to their full health history and health risks. It allows the individuals to be an active part of the equation in their own care, along with care managers, providers and other people on the care team.
We’ve been working on the Aerial solution for more than a decade. But, in the face of COVID-19, we think the moment is right for this solution to become a reality for everyone.
Want to understand how healthcare organizations are using the Aerial platform? Hear from ChristianaCare about how they’ve optimized Aerial as a key part of their care management strategy.
About The Author: Rick Koloski
Rick Koloski is an accomplished technology executive recognized for his engineering expertise, creativity, and drive. In his role as GSVP, Chief Architect, Engineering, Architecture & IT Operations at Medecision, Rick leads a multi-faceted team of software engineers, developers, technologists, technology project managers, data scientists, and technology leaders to design and deliver the company’s technology solutions, bringing agile technologies and methods into complex enterprise environments. Rick joined Medecision through the acquisition of the company he founded, TrueNorth Technology Solutions, which enabled the rapid delivery of custom business technology solutions via the company’s revolutionary approach to creating and launching SaaS business applications. His prior experience includes senior technology architecture roles at Cendant and RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Group.
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