The System is Sick

Here in TheSmarterCity we had the same problems with our healthcare system

every city has - rising costs, inconsistent quality,

limited access to timely care.

We also recognized that the population demographics were changing,

creating new demands for services from aging citizens.

What we came to realize was many of our problems

stemmed from the fact that our healthcare system wasn't in fact a system.

So, TheSmarterCity took a holistic approach to healthcare.

We built a smarter health system.

Starting by tearing down the silos and connecting doctors,

patients and insurers so they can share needed information

seamlessly and more securely.

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Healing with Information

And good thing. The healthcare system in TheSmarterCity

used to be overly complicated.

Patients had to provide the same health history

each time they went to a new doctor.

Coordinating doctors, caregivers and pharmacies was left to the individual.

Caregivers never seemed to know previous health conditions,

other prescriptions patients might be taking, their emergency contact,

their allergies or if a test had already been performed.

Critical information was often inaccessible.

Electronic health records can get the right information to physicians,

caregivers and insurers at the right time.

Allowing them to deliver personalized care and increased value to everyone,

improving quality and efficiency.

A connected health system allows doctors to collaborate

on diagnoses and treatment plans,

no matter where they are,

and reference patient information such as imaging in real-time.

An instrumented, interconnected and intelligent system

makes our entire community healthier.

In TheSmarterCity we can walk into any interconnected healthcare facility,

just like they do in Spain.

Knowing that the care team will have up-to-date information

means we get higher quality, safer care.

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Data Keeps Us Healthy

And the data we can now collect and analyze in real time

helps us shift from treating patients

one visit at a time to proactively focusing on prevention and wellness.

Disease outbreaks are a real threat to the health and safety of any community.

City officials use advanced software models and supercomputers

to monitor public health, identify outbreaks,

determine the most infectious mutations of a virus

and simulate the spread of the disease.

These tools allow health officials to track and forecast health events,

educate the public, more efficiently mobilize resources and –

most importantly – to take preventive measures.

Information is also playing a role in fostering TheSmarterCity's life sciences.

Our researchers are applying advanced analytics to vast amounts of data

to help discover new drugs and therapies.

And using fast, reliable supercomputers to test different drug candidates

to see what works and what doesn't.

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