The health IT leader who understands these five reasons puts their organization in an infinitely better spot than the one they found it in.

Why wouldn't a health IT leader concern themselves with real-time integration?

One reason might be that since healthcare data analytics have long been performed against claims data, which is inherently quite late, the health IT leader might not even be aware of the opportunity real-time integration represents.

Another reason might be that, since healthcare systems vary so widely from one vendor to another (the way EMRs often do), the health IT leader would have to develop a fresh approach to integration for every unique system their EMR touches, which is exceedingly difficult without a robust curated-healthcare-data platform.

Yet another reason might be that the health IT leader is satisfied with merely having integration that's supported by a batch-oriented data warehouse, and they haven't been incentivized to investigate event-driven, real-time integration.

Click here to read the five reasons on the Advance Healthcare Network website.