Pratik Patel, M.D., chief operating officer of San Diego-based care management platform vendor MDRevolution, offers a stark reminder of the true state of much of the data currently flooding healthcare providers' offices.
"Data aggregation has become a hot button issue, a wastebasket term, if you will," Patel said, "but the real-world situation in a lot of cases is that I give you all the data about you and next thing you know you could be 'at risk' for 50 different diseases. The healthcare system today doesn't look at an ecosystem of data, it looks at siloed aggregated data and there is no way you can interpret it then. How can you? You have to look at an ecosystem, but at the same time, that ecosystem can't include 75 data points. It just can't do it."
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