One of the largest problems in healthcare is the fact that the systems it operates on don't typically communicate with one another. That said, it is awesome to see what Rutgers University and the state of New Jersey are doing to help better manage the health and wellbeing of the people of New Jersey. By connecting data systems and enabling comprehensive patient data access across care settings, which can improve care coordination and prevent costly hospitalizations, these systems can also identify and address health disparities, especially in vulnerable populations. The pilot projects aim to engage vulnerable populations and develop effective interventions and is a crucial step towards improving health outcomes for all New Jersey residents.
Access to better data in larger quantities allows hospitals and health systems to better manage the needs of their patient base.