At Arcadia, we believe in the power of data. We believe that providing the right people with the right data at the right time can yield new insights into the healthcare industry, while driving improved outcomes of all shapes and sizes. To put it simply, we believe that data can cure.

We’ve recently launched our #DataCures campaign as a way to celebrate and share how applying data is driving positive change and solving some of the healthcare industry’s most complex problems.

We’ve witnessed firsthand what data can do when applied in meaningful ways. When healthcare professionals have actionable data at the time of a patient visit, they can provide more detailed, focused, and customized care, resulting in improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. Customers like Steward Health Care, the third highest performing Pioneer ACO, have improved their population health efforts under shared risk by aggregating and harmonizing data from disparate EHRs, and then enriching it with claims and operational data. We know that when applied in smart ways, data can drive change.

As an organization deeply rooted in data, it’s easy for us to get excited about all that is possible through deep data integration and EHR standardization, but we know that not all healthcare professionals are fully aware of data’s true power.

It is our hope that by starting a dialogue about how and why #DataCures, we can educate and inform our fellow healthcare professionals of data’s true value. We want to encourage both health plans and providers to dig deeper into their data to derive meaningful, actionable insight.

As Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick, once said, “Data are just summaries of thousands of stories – tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful.” This campaign is our attempt to provide individuals from all sectors of the healthcare industry with a platform to help make data meaningful by telling their own stories of how they’ve seen data cure.

We want to hear real examples of how you’ve used data to cure throughout your organization. Have you seen improved patient outcomes? What about improved patient satisfaction? Or, maybe you’ve uncovered operational efficiencies or financial improvements after applying data?

Join the conversation! Share stories of how you’ve seen data cure on Twitter by using the hashtag #DataCures.

March 1, 2016