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The Top Seven Quick Wins You Get with a Healthcare Data Warehouse

In an industry known for its complex challenges that can take years to overcome, health systems can leverage healthcare data warehouses to generate seven quick wins—reporting and analytics efficiencies that empower healthcare organizations to thrive in a value-based world:

Provides significantly faster access to data.
Improves data-driven decision making.
Enables a data-driven culture.
Provides world class report automation.
Significantly improves data quality and accuracy.
Provides significantly faster product implementation.
Improves data categorization and organization.

Health systems that leverage healthcare data warehouses position themselves to do more than just survive the transition to value-based care; they empower themselves to achieve and sustain long-term outcomes improvement by enabling data-driven decision making based on high quality data.

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The Top Seven Quick Wins You Get with a Healthcare Data Warehouse

  1. 1. The Top Seven Quick Wins You Get with a Healthcare Data Warehouse ̶̶ Ann Tinker
  2. 2. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Quick Wins From a Healthcare Data Warehouse Healthcare is in a complicated, transitional state. As the industry shifts from fee-for- service to value-based care, some health systems are struggling to adapt while others are thriving. Systems that understand the critical role of healthcare analytics in outcomes improvement are leading the transition to value-based care.
  3. 3. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Quick Wins From a Healthcare Data Warehouse Many thriving health systems have implemented healthcare data warehouses to achieve critical reporting and analytics efficiencies. This executive presentation profiles the top seven quick wins, explains how health systems have achieved them, and makes the case for leveraging a healthcare data warehouse to improve outcomes and thrive amidst the transition to value-based care.
  4. 4. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Significantly Faster Access to Data Faster access is a quick win when it comes to outcomes improvement work. Limited or a complete lack of access to data is an industry wide problem that happens for a variety of reasons. For example, health system finance departments are often unwilling to share data with stakeholders because they don’t think stakeholders will understand it (or its confidential nature). #1
  5. 5. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Significantly Faster Access to Data Implementing an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and corres- ponding data governance ensures the right people have quick and easy access to the right data. It also provides critical data literacy support. The EDW protects source systems while providing fast access to the appropriate people—granting stakeholders access to only the data they need—nothing more, nothing less. #1
  6. 6. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Significantly Faster Access to Data Unlike other data warehouse approaches that waste time and resources developing massive data models and mapping them to every source at the onset, the Health Catalyst EDW™ maximizes the speed of data access with its Late- Binding approach. This approach helps systems overcome the challenge of the healthcare data variability that results from a plethora of diverse IT solutions. #1
  7. 7. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Significantly Faster Access to Data#1 Crystal Run Healthcare experienced a 99 percent improvement in time to access, empowering it to answer clinical and operational questions up to 98 percent faster. OSF HealthCare delivered quick, self-service access to data by creating strategic dashboards that run on the EDW, resulting in an 80 percent reduction in customized report requests. MultiCare, featured in the success story below, used a Health Catalyst pneumonia application to reduce the time spent accessing data, culling data, and delivering reports. Several health systems experienced faster data access as a result of implementing Health Catalyst’s EDW:
  8. 8. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Significantly Faster Access to Data#1 Data Access Success Story: One Healthcare System’s Effective Strategy to Improve Pneumonia Outcomes MultiCare’s biggest challenge was its limited access to data. Its existing process for obtaining information to support improve- ment efforts required submitting a request to the information intelligence department for a custom report that would need to be checked, adjusted, and vetted before the information could be used. The Challenge MultiCare deployed a Health Catalyst analytics application to provide near real-time feedback on compliance and performance while offering a single view of patient-specific data across multiple visits and care settings. Health Catalyst’s application created a single view across medication and readmission histories from multiple systems on one screen. The Solution The application reduced the wait time for information by 75-100 percent. The Key Result
  9. 9. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Improves Data-Driven Decision Making Instead of getting data from a variety of sources, staff can turn to the EDW as the single source of integrated truth. Faster access to high quality data inevitably improves decision making. Multidisciplinary teams driving outcomes improvement rely on the EDW for efficient, data-driven decision making. The EDW is essential for streamlining meetings with displays of validated, reliable and easy to access information. #2
  10. 10. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Improves Data-Driven Decision Making#2 Data Driven Making Success Story: Managing Half a Million Risk-Contracted Lives: Partners HealthCare Population Health Strategy Partners HealthCare realized it needed the ability to efficiently integrate and analyze multiple data sources to manage cost and risk. Its existing analytics environment was fragmented into three separate data warehouses and numerous smaller repositories, making it difficult to obtain the integrated views required for effective risk and cost management. The Challenge In addition to Health Catalyst’s EDW, Partners deployed three advanced analytics applications that, in combination, helped it understand its overall business trajectory, assess performance, manage utilization, and control costs. The Solution The single repository of clinical, operational, financial, and claims data—the EDW—aggregated data from different source systems to create a consistent view of data collected across the system, enabling informed, data- driven decision making and performance analysis. The Key Result Download PDF
  11. 11. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Enables a Data-Driven Culture Health systems that implement the Health Catalyst EDW lay the foundation for a data-driven culture by aligning staff to a single source of integrated truth. Everyone using the same system changes instinct-driven decision making to fact- based decision making. A data-driven culture helps systems and their people transition from instinct-based assumptions to data-driven decisions. #3
  12. 12. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Enables a Data-Driven Culture#3 Data Driven Culture Success Story: Improving Healthcare Performance through Analytics and Cultural Transformation: OSF HealthCare needed to deliver superior clinical out- comes, improve the patient experience, and enhance the affordability and sustainability of its services. OSF already had two unsuccessful attempts at implementing an EDW. This history meant that leaders needed to overcome skepticism in the organization about the effectiveness of EDWs. The Challenge Rather than just deploying new analytics technology, OSF needed to drive a cultural shift throughout the system to em- brace becoming a data-driven system. OSF created a data- empowered culture that enlists leadership support and identifies owners of each initiative to ensure accountability and shared goals. The Solution Within a few months of launching the EDW initiative, OSF began to see value. It aligns its priorities, quality measures, and action plans with specific improvement goals. It ties data to specific interven- tions, which allows stakeholders throughout the organization to see the value and clinical impact of quality improvement. The Key Result Download PDF
  13. 13. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides World Class Report Automation Health systems that implement the Health Catalyst EDW lay the foundation for a data-driven culture by aligning staff to a single source of integrated truth. Everyone using the same system changes instinct-driven decision making to fact- based decision making. A data-driven culture helps systems and their people transition from instinct-based assumptions to data-driven decisions. #4
  14. 14. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides World Class Report Automation#4 Report Automation Success Story #1: Improving Healthcare Provider Productivity with Advanced Analytics As TCH began assessing provider productivity, practice managers were required to regularly access multiple data- bases to gather data. The effort was consumed time and resources and produced incon- sistent reports. Each report was unique to the practice adminis- trator, revenue cycle manager or data analyst that produced it. The Challenge Texas Children’s implemented the Health Catalyst EDW and healthcare analytics applications designed to measure provider productivity. The Solution Texas Children’s experienced significant improvements in acquiring timely, actionable information required for physician engagement and data-driven decisions. It automated a lengthy manual process involving dozens of managers, analysts and staff, to validate, integrate, and analyze data. The resulting improvement was greater than 90 percent. The Key Result Download PDF
  15. 15. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides World Class Report Automation#4 Report Automation Success Story #2: How to Reduce Preventable Healthcare Associated Conditions in Children Using Best Practice Bundles and Analytics Although TCH made great strides in developing and implementing best-practice bundles, tracking providers’ compliance presented a significant challenge. Collecting data to inform both the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) rates and bundle compliance rates was a time-consuming process. Lack of timely data and outdated software were problematic. The Challenge TCH implemented Health Catalyst’s EDW to aggregate clinical, financial, and operational data to create a consistent view of this data. On top of the EDW, it implemented an advanced analytics application from Health Catalyst to serve as its infectious disease surveillance system. Using the EDW the team phased out the use of their antiquated infection surveillance system. The Solution With data collection and distribution automated through the EDW, Texas Children’s dramatically reduced the amount of time spent gather- ing data and calculating infection rates. The team has achieved a 75 percent decrease in manual chart reviews. The Key Result Download PDF
  16. 16. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Significantly Improves Data Quality and Accuracy Health Catalyst’s EDW improves data quality and accuracy, partly by revealing gaps and discrepancies. Other EDW-generated quick wins work in tandem to improve data quality. For example, world class report automation improves data quality by reducing human error that stems from manual reporting. EDWs expose data-related errors; a critical first step in health systems developing processes to minimize mistakes. #5
  17. 17. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Significantly Improves Data Quality and Accuracy#5 Data Quality Success Story #1: Patient Identification and Matching—An Essential Element of Using an Enterprise Data Warehouse to Manage Population Health In keeping with a commitment to continuous improvement, Partners HealthCare was determined to improve the accuracy of matching its patient records to patient records, and provider records to provider records. The Challenge Partners built a robust, data- rich analytic environment based on four components: an EDW, user-friendly analytic tools, services and education, and a strong governance structure. Each component had an element that was dependent on or impacted by the accurate matching of records to build a reliable source of information. The Solution Accurate matching allowed Partners to connect more than 10.5 million patients across sources and facilities. Partners estimates a 10-20 percent improvement in the patient identification accuracy and matching. For high-risk patients, Partners achieved patient identification and matching rates as high as 96- 99 percent. The Key Result Download PDF
  18. 18. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Significantly Improves Data Quality and Accuracy#5 Data Quality Success Story #2: Improving Healthcare Data Quality to Drive Lower C-Section Rates Cesarean deliveries have become commonplace in the United States. Many systems are working to reduce this rate for clinical, financial, and regulatory reasons. One healthcare system’s developed an initiative to drive higher-quality, lower-cost obstetrical care by measuring and reducing unnecessary cesarean deliveries. The Challenge Collaborating with Health Catalyst, they created an EDW to enable an enterprise-wide, view of data combined from the EMR and financial, patient satisfaction, and other systems. With the combined data in the EDW, the business and clinical teams could identify care improvement opportunities with the greatest impact on cost and quality. The Solution This commitment to analyzing data issues has given the team the opportunity to work with clinicians and the EMR optimization team to better align documentation to clinician workflows and to teach the importance of accurate and meaningful records. This health system made great strides in improving the documentation. The Key Result Download PDFLARGE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
  19. 19. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Much Faster Product Implementation Achieving data-driven improvements doesn’t have to take years. In just a few months or less, health systems implement Health Catalyst solutions with impressive results. #6
  20. 20. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Much Faster Product Implementation#6 Product Implementation Success Story #1: How to Integrate an EHR into a Healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse in Just 77 Days Crystal Run realized that their EHR system could not perform the sophisticated analytics they needed to deliver cost-effective and quality patient care – an EDW was needed, so they built their own. They soon discover- ed their homegrown EDW was too difficult to maintain and could not keep up with user demand for data, insight, and extensive reports. The Challenge Crystal Run transitioned to an EDW from Health Catalyst. One characteristic that particularly appealed to Crystal Run was Health Catalyst’s proven record of integrating data from several of the top EHR vendors into its EDW. The Solution Crystal Run’s new EDW didn’t take long to implement.The team completed integration of this data into the EHR source mart in just 77 days—a process that could have taken several years using a manual process or a traditional, early- binding data architecture that would have required modeling all data relationships up front. The Key Result Download PDF
  21. 21. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Provides Much Faster Product Implementation#6 Product Implementation Success Story #2: How to Improve Clinical Quality Improvement with an EDW Texas Children’s knew they needed the ability to analyze and better manage specific populations of patients; especially the most-costly patients with chronic problems. They needed to identify areas of inefficiency and waste, but lacked the hard data to pinpoint problems and to uncover hidden inefficiencies and safety issues. The Challenge Texas Children’s launched an overall quality and safety strategy. Leaders of quality, clinical, and IT departments knew the solution was to nurture a truly data-driven clinical culture and develop an EDW to help meet the expectations of the clinicians. The Solution Implementation of the Health Catalyst EDW was completed in just three months—a “phenomenally fast time,” according to Texas Children’s Hospital Director of Quality and Clinical Systems Integration. The Key Result Download PDF
  22. 22. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Improves Data Categorization and Organization The Health Catalyst EDW improves health systems’ ability to effectively categorize and organize data to better manage costs and thrive in a value- based care environment. #7
  23. 23. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Improves Data Categorization and Organization#7 Data Categorization Success Story: How Partners HealthCare is Managing Costs in the Emerging At-Risk Environment In 2011, Partners signed accountable care contracts within all major payer cate- gories, placing a significant fraction of revenue in risk- based arrangements. This new reimbursement model presented Partners the challenge of holding increases in total medical expenses below the national average. The Challenge To enable the analysis of current performance and drive clinical transformation, Partners implemented an EDW from Health Catalyst, which aggregated clinical, financial, operational, claims, and other data to create consistent views of the data to inform decisions for providers and managers. The Solution Partners now has a customized service grouper, mutually exclusive clinical grouper, and Practice/RSO grouper to drive managerial action. Partners developed a customized service grouper with six top-level groups: inpatient, post-acute, imaging, lab/pathology, outpatient, and pharmacy. The Key Result Download PDF
  24. 24. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Leverage a Healthcare Data Warehouse for Quick Wins and Long-Term Outcomes Improvement The seven reporting and analytics quick wins health systems get when they implement healthcare data warehouses puts them on the fast track for long-term outcomes improvement. The EDW serves as the data-driven backbone of an industry moving from volume to value—a flexible foundation that allows for an unparalleled capacity to rapidly adapt to the plethora of changes health systems face every day.
  25. 25. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Leverage a Healthcare Data Warehouse for Quick Wins and Long-Term Outcomes Improvement The predictive power of EDWs enables systems to adapt and model the information they’ve gathered to analyze what-if scenarios as they diligently plan for unexpected changes. An EDW alleviates this stress by becoming the organization’s single source of truth that can be implemented quickly and empower a data-driven culture necessary to make the successful transition to value-based care.
  26. 26. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. For more information: “This book is a fantastic piece of work” – Robert Lindeman MD, FAAP, Chief Physician Quality Officer
  27. 27. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. More about this topic Link to original article for a more in-depth discussion. The Top Seven Quick Wins You Get with a Healthcare Data Warehouse Questions You Should Ask When Selecting a HealthcareAnalytics Platform Eric Just, Technology, VP The Practical Use of the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model Jared Crapo, Vice President How Clinical Analytics Will Improve the Cost and Quality of Healthcare Delivery Dan Burton, Chief Executive Officer Shifting from EMRs to Clinical Data Warehousing and Analytics Paul Horstmeier, Senior Vice President The Top Five Essentials for Outcomes Improvement Leslie Hough Falk, Customer Engagement, VP; Ann Tinker, Engagement Executive, VP
  28. 28. © 2016 Health Catalyst Proprietary. Feel free to share but we would appreciate a Health Catalyst citation. Other Clinical Quality Improvement Resources Click to read additional information at www.healthcatalyst.com Ann Tinker joined Health Catalyst in June of 2012 as a Vice President for Customer Engagements. Prior to coming to Health Catalyst, she worked for GE Healthcare IT on the GE/Intermountain Healthcare partnership product called Qualibria as a Product Manager and Customer liaison. Ann worked PRN (on-call) for LDS Hospital in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) as a staff RN for the past 6+ years. Before GE Ann was employed at 3M HIS business based in Salt Lake City working in a variety of positions from sales support, implementation, development, marketing and product management for both US and International products and prior to then worked for Intermountain Healthcare for 10+ years in Critical Care and Nursing Administration. Ann has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and a Masters from University of Washington.

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In an industry known for its complex challenges that can take years to overcome, health systems can leverage healthcare data warehouses to generate seven quick wins—reporting and analytics efficiencies that empower healthcare organizations to thrive in a value-based world: Provides significantly faster access to data. Improves data-driven decision making. Enables a data-driven culture. Provides world class report automation. Significantly improves data quality and accuracy. Provides significantly faster product implementation. Improves data categorization and organization. Health systems that leverage healthcare data warehouses position themselves to do more than just survive the transition to value-based care; they empower themselves to achieve and sustain long-term outcomes improvement by enabling data-driven decision making based on high quality data.

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