Almost every healthcare organization wants to improve provider efficiency in its EHR, but understanding where problems exist isn’t as simple. Some providers are experts in the EHR and don’t need intervention; others are struggling quietly without making their problems known.
Topics: data and analytics
Short-term readmissions are a frequent and costly contributor to healthcare utilization. Readmissions among Medicare patients cost billions in healthcare dollars, and those costs are expected to increase in the next decade.
But not all readmissions are created equal, and not all patients experience readmission in the same quantity. Among young people, readmissions are largely driven by psychiatric and substance abuse problems; for the elderly, it’s pneumonia, heart failure, and heart attacks. This means that reducing readmissions requires a targeted approach for high-risk populations, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution for all patients.
Topics: data and analytics
Let’s see if you’ve heard this one before. You lose an FTE in a critical, highly specialized EHR application area. You need someone who can hit the ground running ASAP. Of course, this is a classic scenario that calls for an experienced consultant – at least until you can find a high-quality FTE. And, most often, that might be the best approach. But these days, depending on the role, you might have some more creative approaches to explore.
Let’s take a look at an example within data and analytics and see if you might rethink how you handle that all-too-familiar scenario.
Three years back, if you had asked the team what Nordic does, most would have said we’re the largest Epic consulting firm on the planet or that we have “the best depth, breadth, and quality in the industry.” Our client partners knew that if they had a talent need, we were the go-to source.
Right now, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new presidential administration will change or attempt to change in the healthcare industry. We could spend lots of time speculating, but for now, let's talk about what's not going to change.
If you're striving to make better decisions at your healthcare organization, data analysis and visualization solutions are critical. You can drive continual process improvement by empowering business analysts to visualize, manipulate, and take action on governed data in real time. Thanks to self-service analytics tools like Qlik and Tableau, you're now able to integrate analytical solutions into your EHR, getting the right information to the right people, at the right time in your workflow.
Decreasing cost while increasing care quality and revenue are goals of all healthcare organizations. As competition among providers continues to grow, you’re challenged with navigating how to make data-driven decisions to improve the health of your patients and business.
The energy generated while at HIMSS16 is still flowing strongly here at Nordic. We had a great time learning, connecting with partners (new and old), and even giving back. Here's a recap of the things we learned, the great opportunities we had to connect, and even the positive impact we were able to make with a slight change to our approach. Oh, and their might be some fun sprinkled in their from #HIStalkapalooza. Enjoy!
Yesterday we wrapped up the second of two CHIME focus groups we were privileged to facilitate during HIMSS16. In this focus group, VP of Business Line Development Matt Schaefer led a discussion entitled Optimization & Analytics: Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Epic EHR. Click the video below to hear how CIOs are approaching optimization as well as their areas of interest with data and analytics.
Earlier this week, we announced our partnership with Qlik. Here at HIMSS16 we're enjoying the opportunity to chat with healthcare organizations about what that means and how this partnership might enable organizations to achieve their data and analytics goals more efficiently. Yesterday, Qlik Director of Healthcare Alliances Matt Stephens stopped by the booth to talk with Nordic's Matt Schaefer, VP of business line development. We captured the two Matts sharing a few thoughts about this new partnership.