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Self-Service Analytics: How to Use Healthcare Business Intelligence

Travis Touroo

Sr. Product Manager, DOS

Self-service analytics can empower healthcare organizations to better leverage business intelligence, enabling non-expert users to explore data sets, create custom reports and dashboards, and share valuable insights. However, without the right foundation, self-service analytics won’t reach its potential. Four pillars for success include the following: 1. A data-centric culture.2. Data literacy.3. Leadership support.4. A defined business goal.

7 Key Strategies to Optimize Heart Failure Management Across the Continuum

Heart failure treatment is complex and requires ongoing attention. To ensure organizations are delivering optimal treatment to prevent disease, slow progression, and improve outcomes there are seven key strategies across the continuum of care to deliver guideline-directed medical therapy and engage patients in their care.

The Big Five Patient Engagement Strategies that Drive Success

For healthcare providers facing growing competition and growing expectations from patients, a robust patient engagement strategy is essential. There are five key factors that healthcare leaders must consider in order to be successful.

HAS 22 Day 2: Healthcare Analytics’ Biggest Party Wraps Up

Day 1 of HAS 22 may have looked like a hard act to follow, but Day 2 did not disappoint! From early risers for the fun run/walk to a full day of keynotes, featured speakers, breakout sessions, and more, summit attendees learned new ways to look at data and analytics, how we relate to information and each other, and new perspectives for making the healthcare ecosystem–and world at large–a better place.

The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022: Back in Person!

The Healthcare Analytics Summit is back in person! After two years of a virtual experience, presenters and audiences are together again in Salt Lake City for HAS 22. This year’s theme, “Embracing the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics,” puts the focus on the patient, team collaboration, visual data storytelling, and much more.

ICD-10-CM Updates Take Effect in October 2022

Mikki Fazzio, RHIT, CCS

Content Integrity Consultant, Principal

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updates to its International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system diagnosis codes for fiscal year (FY) 2023. ICD-10-CM codes, which will increase from 72,750 to 73,639, impact all provider types in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The updates are effective beginning October 1, 2022. Some of the additions for 2023 include the following:1. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases.2. Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases.3. Mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders.4. Diseases of the nervous system.5. Diseases of the digestive system.

Optimize Your Labor Management with Health Catalyst PowerLabor™

John Hansmann, MSIE, LFHIMSS, DSHS

Professional Services, VP

Dan Hopkins

Professional Services, VP

To cut costs, healthcare leaders are looking at their greatest operating expense—labor management. However, with outdated labor management systems, decision makers rely on retrospective, incomplete data to forecast staffing volumes and patient support needs. Limited workforce insight can result in misaligned staffing or worse, jeopardizing patient care due to lack of labor support. With the Health Catalyst PowerLabor™ application, part of the Financial Empowerment Suite™, decision makers have access to a comprehensive view of labor data by organization, department, team, and job role. Timely insight into current and future hospital needs allows leaders to staff to patient volume, control escalating labor expenses, and ensure optimal resources for excellent patient care.

Three Steps to Prioritize Clinical Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Bobbi Brown, MBA

Senior Vice President

Healthcare organizations today have access to so much data from across their systems that they may struggle to know where to focus quality improvement efforts. An analytic framework and a stepwise process ensures organizations have broad data access and can identify the most significant opportunities for impact. With a strategic, data-informed approach to clinical quality improvement, health systems can consume fewer resources, discover cost savings, and improve ROI and the quality of care. Three steps comprise an effective quality improvement process:1. Adopt a healthcare-specific, open, scalable data platform.2. Identify improvement priorities using the 80-20 rule.3. Gain consensus from clinical teams on specific projects and goals.

Patient Safety Incident Reporting Functionality Reduces Barriers and Improves Care

For organizations that are striving to improve patient safety, incident reports are a valuable tool for safety leaders to identify and investigate conditions that may lead to errors or cause harm. Historically, incident reporting has involved complicated forms and a lack of transparency which can discourage employees from reporting events. The newest module in Health Catalyst’s Patient Safety Monitor application, Voluntary Event Reporting, provides an easy-to-use application that is convenient, efficient, productive, and informative. Voluntary Event Reporting offers game-changing support for organizations dedicated to nurturing a safety culture and leveraging reliable data and analytics for better outcomes by ensuring your teams have what they need to report events, follow up, learn, and improve.

How Specialty Pharmacies Can Improve Medication Adherence and Patient Outcomes

Specialty pharmacies serve patients who are managing medical conditions that often require complex therapies. These entities can implement patient engagement technology to improve medication adherence and patient outcomes in the following ways:1. Streamline the process for getting a patient started on treatment.2. Deliver educational resources and medication adherence reminders.3. Automate refill and delivery notifications to create staff efficiencies.4. Increase patient satisfaction, retention, and patient outcomes.

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