Most health systems suffer from data clutter and efficiency problems. As a result, analysts spend most of their time searching for data, not performing high value work. There are three steps that can help you address your data management issues: 1) find all your dispersed analysts in the organization, 2) assess your analytics risks and challenges, 3) champion the creation of an EDW as the foundation for clinical data management.
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Jane Felmlee joined Health Catalyst in January, 2014 but has worked with the company since 2010 serving as administrative sponsor for the 2nd Health Catalyst client, North Memorial Healthcare, located in the Twin Cities. Jane has worked in healthcare for over 25 years serving in various roles at Mayo Clinic, Park Nicollet, and North Memorial Health Care. Her contributions span the areas of Information Technology, Decision Support, Audit, Accounting/Finance, and Lean Promotion Office. Jane holds a bachelor degree in accounting from the University Of Minnesota Carlson School Of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Certified Information Systems Auditor, and is Lean Certified.
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The hospital finance department typically acts as administrator and controller over hospital operations, at least in the eyes of frontline clinicians. Additionally, finance is burdened with the day-today tasks of balancing the books. And all too often, finance thinks they know what their customers want, but customers think that finance is isolated, secretive, and bureaucratic. The hospital finance department needs a makeover. To transition into the role of valued business partner and financial expert, finance needs to reinvent itself by:
Simplifying the flow of, and expand access to, information
Repositioning financial analysts as experts
Understanding what customers value
Learn how these straightforward business practices can support operations in their outcomes improvement efforts, and ultimately benefit the entire healthcare organization.