Geisinger, IBM to build dynamic large-scale clinical support system

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Geisinger Health System, a large physician-led healthcare system in Pennsylvania, and IBM announced a strategic relationship through which the organizations will collaborate to design and implement a Clinical Decision Intelligence System (CDIS). The CDIS will leverage the health system’s wealth of clinical data derived from its decade-long use of an advanced electronic health record system. The CDIS will serve as the foundation for Geisinger’s integrated clinical, financial, operational, claims, genomic, and other medical data in a format that allows for rapid analysis and reporting of vital insights from millions of patient encounters. The system will be designed to help guide physicians and researchers at Geisinger to identify important clinical trends, help to ensure that patients receive all recommended care, support clinical trials, identify best practices, and perform novel health services research, the organizations said. As part of the relationship, Geisinger will also collaborate with the IBM Research Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute on new projects involving novel distribution channels in retail healthcare, remote patient monitoring, interoperable patient-centric networks, and translational research.