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Private Healthcare Cloud Data Analysis Helps Drive Improvements

GE Healthcare’s MQIC* and an Intel®-based cloud help boost EMR quality, reporting.

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Private Healthcare Cloud Data Analysis Helps Drive Improvements

As healthcare providers adopt electronic medical records (EMRs) and other digital health information tools, they’re creating a wealth of data—and looking for ways to gain added value from it.

GE Healthcare’s Medical Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC, pronounced “M-quick”) helps users of the company’s popular Centricity EMR* and Centricity Practice Solution* (CPS*) do exactly that. Established in 1996, MQIC is a community of practice whose providers contribute de-identified data from their Centricity EMR and CPS deployments and use the resulting data warehouse and analytics capabilities to enhance their quality and reporting activities.

With its data warehouse of 1.6 billion documents representing 30 million de-identified patient records and 209 million office visits, MQIC is an innovative solution that helps physician practices and ambulatory care clinics deliver their best care more efficiently, according to Mark A. Dente, MD, chief medical officer for GE Healthcare IT in the Americas. MQIC also supports a range of population-based research and public health activities of its participating providers serving on the front lines of what Dr. Dente says is a revolution in the practice of medicine.

MQIC is powered by server and networking technologies from Intel, and runs on GE Healthcare’s secure, private cloud. A recent upgrade that includes the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series and Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters has significantly increased database performance, helping the company keep pace with 40 percent annual data growth and a fast-growing customer community. Moving forward, GE Healthcare has added the Intel Xeon processor E5 family to its mix of deployment options, and says the processor’s I/O enhancements will be especially useful to handle the future growth of MQIC’s data-intensive workloads.

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