Healthcare Information & Analytics
MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR EHR DATA
Investing in and implementing an EHR is a significant undertaking for a health system. To be successful and maximize the investment, it is critical to be able to leverage the wealth of data within an EHR. Managing, extracting, and delivering the data becomes a challenge of its own. By combining extensive expertise with a unique service-based model, Health Systems informatics’ (HSi) Healthcare Information & Analytics Services enable healthcare organizations to better manage their data and achieve their clinical and operational goals.
MANAGING DATA AND INFORMATION
Data and information management isn’t “cookie cutter.” Healthcare organizations develop their own staffing models, technical platforms and reporting tools. Adding to the complexity are organizational priorities, mix of service lines, state regulatory requirements and workflow variability. The specific needs differ greatly from site to site making every reporting environment different.
HSi recognizes and respects the uniqueness of every client and approaches each one based on their specific needs. Our experienced team can assist in the transition from a legacy system to the new environment by understanding and identifying the best way for each organization to achieve success, including:
- • Scope definition and requirements gathering
- • Project staffing for implementation and post-live needs
- • Assess and organize the reporting project team members in order to define roles and responsibilities for effective, efficient use of resources
- • Develop and implement risk mitigation plans
- • Create report development and testing processes
- • Identify required communication channels and design appropriate processes
- • Develop recommendations for post-live organizational structure and management
EXTRACTION AND DELIVERY OF DATA AND INFORMATION
“It’s just reporting.” We have all heard it, but a significant amount of work is required to successfully extract and transform data into quality, meaningful information. The EHR tool sets and standard content offers several options as a starting point for every organization. HSi’s Healthcare Information & Analytics team provides expertise and best practice insight to customize the tools and content to best fit your organization—ensuring an efficient implementation and adoption while avoiding unnecessary pitfalls. Through Staff Augmentation and Mentoring engagements, HSi consultants work collaboratively with our clients to support reporting efforts. Whether the need is to supplement staff or temporarily backfill an opening, our team is prepared to assist and provide the skills required. Some specific areas we can provide knowledge and expertise include:
- > Crystal Reports
- > SQL
- > Data and Report Development
- > Business Objects
HSi can also provide expert training resources for course development, creation of organization-specific documentation and onsite staff education sessions. Our areas of training experience include tool training (Crystal, Business Objects, etc.), data models, report analysis skills and report management techniques.
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT OF DATA
In addition to the actual implementation, there is a need for organizational direction and transparency in dealing with data requests and usage. With extensive experience, HSi provides assistance in creating key oversight programs. Examples include: implementing information governance, data request management, and data quality initiatives.
UNIQUE SERVICE MODEL
HSi takes pride in delivering the RIGHT resources, at the RIGHT time, for the RIGHT project. Our flexible service-based cafeteria model allows health systems to access the expertise and knowledge of our entire team—only as needed. With a cross-disciplined team, HSi recognizes the wide spectrum of skills required across the reporting environment and can match our clients’ needs for a particular project.