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The Center for Connected Medicine is the world's first collaborative health care executive briefing center, supporting stakeholders in defining the transformation of health care.

The Center, jointly operated by GE Healthcare, Nokia, and UPMC, facilitates connections among those who deliver, receive, and support health care, exploring firsthand how emerging models and integrated technologies can help them address the opportunities and challenges of their own organizations and regions. Visitors are exposed to comprehensive, quality driven, cost-conscious health care inspired by new care models and new technologies.

The Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) serves as a thought-leadership incubator and content hub where health care leaders from around the globe explore more efficient and effective models for delivering patient-centered care through strategically integrated health information technology.

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The Center, jointly operated by GE Healthcare, Nokia, and UPMC, facilitates connections among those who deliver, receive, and support health care, exploring firsthand how emerging models and integrated technologies can help them address the opportunities and challenges of their own organizations and regions. Visitors are exposed to comprehensive, quality driven, cost-conscious health care inspired by new care models and new technologies.

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Expert Insights

  • Access to Care

    Access to Care

    Patients should be able to readily obtain medical services and information, and providers should have access to the most up-to-date information about their patients. Access to care is a complex, multi-faceted and incredibly important factor in overall population health—especially preventative care. Access to care is affected by provider supply and health care information technology capabilities, payer plans and even government policy. Affordability, availability, accessibility, accommodation and acceptability all factor into and influence access to care.

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  • Improving Outcomes

    Improving Outcomes

    To realize improving outcomes, a connected and coordinated health system must empower clinicians to provide high-quality care in any setting. Along with lowering costs and giving patients a better experience, improving outcomes is key to achieving the shift to a value-based health system. While Americans pay more for health care than most other industrialized nations, health outcomes in the U.S., such as life expectancy and infant mortality, rank at the bottom compared to those same countries, according to the Organization for Economic Corporation and Development.

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  • Consumerism

    Consumerism

    The medical industry is facing pressure from increasingly empowered consumers who are demanding more information, greater choice, better value and enhanced technology that will make their experience in health care more efficient, enjoyable and less costly. In the shift toward consumerism in health care, organizations must make an effort to provide exceptional customer service. Consumers seek demonstrable value from services and products, which must fit their lifestyles and beliefs. Health systems, technology providers and others are responding with a host of solutions aimed at attracting, engaging and retaining patients as customers. These include mobile apps, telemedicine options, online portals for communicating with providers, and other technologies.

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  • Infrastructure and Efficiencies

    Infrastructure and Efficiencies

    As the health care system works toward the Triple Aim of lowering costs, boosting quality and improving patient satisfaction, many unseen but vital operational and financial functions must be improving. The future of health care demands that services be delivered using fewer resources. Harnessing data, using new digital tools and promoting integration are key factors.

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  • Data

    Data

    Data is the lifeblood of a value-based health care system. Health care organizations can’t improve – become less costly and produce better outcomes – without collecting, measuring and analyzing data from every process and interaction in the patient journey. Key technologies and strategies involving data include network, cybersecurity, unique patient identifiers, internet of medical things and big data analytics.

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Expert Insights

Access to Care
Improving Outcomes
Consumerism
Infrastructure and Efficiencies
Data

Access to Care

Patients should be able to readily obtain medical services and information, and providers should have access to the most up-to-date information about their patients. Access to care is a complex, multi-faceted and incredibly important factor in overall population health—especially preventative care. Access to care is affected by provider supply and health care information technology capabilities, payer plans and even government policy. Affordability, availability, accessibility, accommodation and acceptability all factor into and influence access to care.

Learn more about the Access to Care Focus Area
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