We live in a world where the insights gleaned from data are seemingly endless. Twitter data confirms that Monday is the unhappiest day. Phone data proves that Apple isn't intentionally slowing down your old iPhone (though it feels like it). And EHR data – if it's leveraged correctly – can help organizations improve clinical efficiency, reduce poor outcomes, and lower cost.
But for most organizations, the data in their EHR is sitting mostly-untouched. Now that you've implemented your EHR, Nordic's Eric Pennington explains what you could be doing with the data in your system – and how Nordic can help you unlock that data to impact cost and utilization, clinical efficiency, patient care, and other organizational priorities.
Hi, I'm Eric from Nordic. As we all know, in the healthcare industry, we haven't always been the quickest to adopt new technologies. We've gone through the process of implementing these multi-million, in some cases billion-dollar EHRs, and now we have this vast repository of data. And the question is: What are we doing with this data? How do we leverage this data to meaningfully drive our business processes?
Organizations have successfully implemented programs around readmissions and risk stratifying patients, but most of the organizations I have conversations with struggle with identifying the first place to start - the first area they should pursue in the Data & Analytics space.
Here at Nordic, we have the ability to help with those Data & Analytics issues and establish that first vision of a data strategy. Being able to build out data models, create predictive models based on research you've done internally, as well as pulling from a wealth of knowledge across the industry and pulling together cohesive views of data within your system and drive physician and operational processes around those decisions.
Now, we've been working with organizations in turn, and it's not just focused on the data component. We need to make sure we're not siloing our data analysts - that we're embedding them and engaging the operational and clinical departments with those groups.
We identify areas where physicians can be more effecient in their usage of technology. We not only identify areas that need investigation, but we help organizations build organizational programs to drive efficiency. We're working with organizations to identiy the true cost of a patient population under at-risk contracts, and be able to identify the lever for those costs and ultimately deploy operational programs to drive down those costs and maintain the same quality of patient outcomes.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, we would be more than happy to have a conversation around your operational initiatives, and how Data & Analytics can be deployed to drive that vision.