Dorian DiNardo

Senior Vice President of Analytics

Dorian DiNardo joined Health Catalyst in July 2013. Prior to coming to Health Catalyst, Dorian worked for PeaceHealth as a Senior Data Warehouse Developer. Dorian has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University and her PMP certification.

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Effective Healthcare Decision Support for Leaders at Every Level: Three Problems that Leading Wisely Solves

In the high-pressured world of value-based care, healthcare leadership is more important than ever. Leaders need to make data-driven decisions and respond to the increasing demands of patients while cutting costs.

The right tools–ones that support today’s outcome-focused healthcare environment–can help leaders break through the noise to make effective decisions. This article shares three common problems faced by healthcare leadership and how Leading Wisely, a decision support tool helps them make informed decisions and guide their organizations forward. Three effective strategies for healthcare leadership include:

1. How to prevent communication breakdown.
2. How to break through measure madness.
3. How to alleviate information overload and siloed reporting.

Prioritizing Healthcare Projects to Optimize ROI

Healthcare organizations have long relied on traditional benchmarking to compare their performance to others and determine where they can do better; however, to identify the highest ROI improvement opportunities and understand how to take action, organizations need more comprehensive data.

Next-generation opportunity analysis tools, such as Health Catalyst® Touchstone™, use machine learning to identify projects with the greatest need for improvement and the greatest potential ROI. Because Touchstone determines prioritization with data from across the continuum of care, users can drive improvement decisions with information appropriate to their patient population and the domains they’re addressing.

Introducing Touchstone: The Next-Generation Healthcare Benchmarking and Opportunity Prioritization Tool

To do healthcare benchmarking effectively and efficiently, healthcare organizations need to know where they’re underperforming, where they’re performing well, and how to focus and prioritize their improvement efforts. They also need a new approach to benchmarking that isn’t limited to the inpatient setting.

The Health Catalyst® Touchstone™ product is the next-generation healthcare benchmarking and prioritization tool that delivers what antiquated benchmarking technologies cannot:

• Risk-adjusted benchmarking across the full continuum of care.
• Artificial intelligence-powered recommendations.
• Ranked lists of improvement opportunities.
• Detailed analytics and an intuitive user interface that enable the easy exploration of factors driving performance issues.
• Democratized benchmarking that’s available to as many people as the organization wants.

Touchstone was designed with many users and use cases in mind, from population health analysts looking to improve ACO performance to C-suite leaders who need a data-driven approach to prioritizing improvement opportunities.

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