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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell joined Health Catalyst as a data architect in February of 2011. Previously, he worked for a year-and-a-half as a project manager for a company that provided point-of-sale software for the fast-food industry. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota where he majored in business management and Spanish.

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Clinical Data Repository Versus a Data Warehouse — Which Do You Need?

It can be confusing to know whether or not your health system needs to add a data warehouse unless you understand how it’s different from a clinical data repository. A clinical data repository consolidates data from various clinical sources, such as an EMR, to provide a clinical view of patients. A data warehouse, in comparison, provides a single source of truth for all types of data pulled in from the many source systems across the enterprise. The data warehouse also has these benefits: a faster time to value, flexible architecture to make easy adjustments, reduction in waste and inefficiencies, reduced errors, standardized reports, decreased wait times for reports, data governance and security.