Effective data integration enables high value through more strategic, data-driven decision-making, while faster data acquisition feeds and speeds up the process. Orlando Health, one of Florida’s most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks, recognized the need for effective data integration to successfully manage to the organization’s changing business needs. The health system needed the ability to rapidly acquire and link disparate healthcare data sources in various ways in order to answer clinical and business questions.
Leaders at Orlando Health needed a data warehouse that better met their needs. They determined that switching from an early binding data process to a late-binding process would provide greater flexibility and expand their access to critical data, with shorter data acquisition times.
With the new EDW, Orlando Health achieved the following efficiencies:
- 245 fewer days and 1.0 less full time employee (FTE) needed to integrate encounter billing summary system data.
- 56 fewer days and 0.4 less FTE needed to integrate Infection control system data.
- 99 percent reduction (90 days saved) in the amount of time needed to implement system enhancements.
- 98 percent reduction in the work hours needed to incorporate system enhancements.