Data & Identity
Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Its portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.
Lenovo Health, a progressive division in health IT, partnered with LifeMed ID. The technology collaboration focused on accurate patient identification by providing Authoritative Identity Management Exchange™ (AIMe), a comprehensive ID platform. AIMe provides confirmation that patients are accurately known as they travel throughout the various stages of care, allowing facilities to confidently welcome patients and successfully manage their identities. Patients simply present their ID which is already linked to their unique records at check-in. This process provided by AIMe allows physicians to reference the right information for treatment.
The Lenovo Health and with LifeMed ID, Inc. collaboration drove the solution to the industry to address duplicate records, data and medical identity theft, the flow of a patient record through the continuum of care with better accuracy and data security, and payment fraud. The AIMe solution is built on three processes: establishing a trusted patient ID token, linking their ID token to their correct medical records, and automatically invoking the correct patient record. Additionally, AIMe is designed to decrease processing time, data entry errors, and administration costs, while eliminating duplicate patient records.
AIMe was the first step for data adoption as well. Up until recently data in healthcare faced obstacles to adoption mostly due to the protection of patent information, a shortage of technical talent and an unbiased approach of one technology over another. The vision for this a patient identity system would have assisted so many if it held up in the Lenovo family.
As an example of data in action, Geisinger Health System, (headquartered in Danforth, PA), implemented an IT system called a Unified Data Architecture (UDA) in 2015 which allowed us to integrate big data into our existing data analytics and management systems. to track and analyze patient outcomes, to correlate their genomic sequences with clinical care, and to visualize healthcare data across cohorts of patients and networks of providers. Geisinger’s UDA is the largest practical application of point-of-care big data in healthcare, with thousands of CPUs processing and delivering hundreds of terabytes of data every hour.
Geisinger has a deep history in innovation sciences and was a health system who in 1996 integrated an Electronic Health Record (EHR). The clinicians at Geisinger were fully vested in the input of data but had issue related to drawing meaningful data from the system that is aggregated, in part because of the laws impeding the process. The other issues raised concern related to data silos and the ability to analyze unstructured data like physician notes.
As the patient moves through their daily life, digital breadcrumbs are spread throughout from hospital and physician visits to grocery store and wellness technology like wearables to monitor personal heart rates and oxygen levels. Geisinger was early to technology with the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) filling a gap left by traditional healthcare data systems.
Today, Geisinger was selected by CMS as a finalist for developing an artificial intelligence solution to detect adverse events. The system has been building for this over time and it was far from an overnight ability. The dedication to this vision is the long view. in 2016, the UDA was able to scan over 200 million records in les than one second, with real-time natural language processing. The detail provided have proven to Geisinger and the community it serves that it is solidly on the right path.
Geisinger is also part of The Keystone ACO Health Navigator, an ACO serving 78,000 lives in rural Pennsylvania. In 2013, Geisinger designed a program to improve patient outcomes by addressing social detriments to health. The program sought to help patients in the following nonclinical areas Housing instability and quality, Food insecurity. Utility needs. Interpersonal violence. and Transportation needs beyond medical transportation. The outcome success stories have outweighed its losses and the program continues to maintain pace with pandemic needs and beyond.
Geisinger Health enrolled 250,000 participants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. for DNA sequence and health data for population health, translate the data and findings into care tailored to individual participants when needed. The program named MyCode has created a biobank. In addition to the “high” science revelations that have come from this program like BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes known to increase risk for breast and ovarian cancer, genes for familial hypercholesterolemia (a causes of early heart attacks and strokes), Lynch syndrome, which can cause early colon, uterine and other cancers, and several heart conditions, including cardiomyopathy and arrythmia, Geisinger is studying brain conditions. The program brings to light for its patients and this family members a combined medical account for multiple, apparently unrelated learning, behavioral and psychiatric conditions.
The ongoing opportunity for Geisinger is partnered with Regeneron and National Institute of Health to identify health risks and medical solutions. Ambitious approach to health is at the heart of Geisinger’s long history. The hospital opened under the visionary philanthropist Abigail Geisinger in 1915 to serve the rural community of central Pennsylvania. The town today remains a simple one, in middle of Danville. An unlike spot for the some of the most advanced medical discoveries in the world. As it boasts beautiful Victorian style B7Bs and a gas station in the middle of its town, the presence of a teaching institute for modern medicine calls home. It was with the vision and philanthropy of Mrs. Geisinger and with the unwavering dedication of Dr. Harold Leighton Foss who developed “the finest hospital ever built.” Its history echoes in the hills and valleys of the region as loudly now as it did then.