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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
LEARNING WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR CLINICAL DATA USING REAL-TIME ANALYTICS
The use of clinical analytics is a staple in the healthcare industry. So where is the ROI for investing in real-time analytics? It is learning to use and deploy real-time clinical data for Clinical Decision Support (CDS) for improved diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. It is defining and trending operational measures on the fly to improve processes. It is monitoring and measuring Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use compliance, as it happens. It is even creating real-time staffing models based on patient acuity and skill sets. In our approach, we stepped away from the latency of abstracted data in traditional clinical analytic models which can result in restrictions on a user's ability to track and examine hospital activity. By utilizing the standardized and normalized data in our clinical data model, we are able to identify and investigate areas of immediate opportunity in our clinical data to advance clinical documentation and physician adoption practices as well as improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. It is all within the data. They key is unlocking the possibilities.