When it comes to population health management, hospital and healthcare system IT and decision support experts all face a singular challenge: the speed with which they are able to access and analyze information-rich patient data.

This problem is exacerbated as patient health, financial and other pertinent information is stored on disparate platforms supporting different facilities or care environments ranging from acute care to ambulatory or long-term venues. Add to that the rate at which hospitals and healthcare systems are merging or announcing affiliate relationships, and there is a compute and storage nightmare that’s growing more significant every day.

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