iNavigator Platform - A Living Library for Interoperability
iNavigator will be the single authoritative card catalog that functions as the institutional library of health IT information, assets, services, and use cases; the library will identify where these assets are located and how to access them. iNavigator will serve as the bridge to interoperability.
How It Works Now
Today, online libraries are repositories that may hold no value beyond the value of the information uploaded to the database. iNavigator, however, is the sum total of the value of all libraries, repositories, databases, and organizations to which the library has a pointer. The value with the iNavigator is the one-stop-shopping that is so desperately needed within this industry. The platform holds no content but will point to the “open and transparent documentation” that is owned by all who participate in interoperability.
Why Our Solution Works
The iNavigator does not compete with other online libraries; it links them. The iNavigator will point to existing online libraries, HIE service catalogs, use cases, etc. Finding a way to efficiently collect, extract and analyze the proliferation of all of these tools and data can be a significant challenge. In fact, it is insurmountable. The problem must be attacked from a different angle. The iNavigator provides a shift in the business process from collecting information from a standalone resource to integrating data intelligence seamlessly across the industry. We are not pulling data into a standalone system; that model has been repeatedly tested and it does not scale. We are providing the interoperability bridge between all of these standalone systems.
There is not a single resource or repository that can serve as the institutional library of health IT information and assets. Until now.
Service Catalog For HIE
A primary feature of the Living Library will be the offering of a Unified Service Catalog for Healthcare. A unified IT service catalog is a single place to visit to see all available services, regardless of who provides them. As IT becomes more pervasive in all aspects of health IT, customers need a user-friendly way to learn about and request IT services. Each of these services will have "detail" associated with them, showing the end user the value of that service. To show greater value, a clinical example could demonstrate how the implementation and use of a service helped a patient or led to a change in quality or in a utilization metric. A unified service catalog provides a single common framework and approach for delivering services — a one-stop-shopping approach.
Discover Alliance has expanded the Living Laboratory beyond a research concept. Created by communities of healthcare stakeholders that collaborate on behalf of patient health and wellness, the Discover Alliance Living Laboratories for Healthcare Process Improvement integrate research and innovation processes within a public-private-person partnership. Living Laboratories require participation from payers, providers, government, employers, social services, commercial partners, and patients. Each of these parties is in possession of private or protected information that is essential to their internal decision-making process.