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Insights from Unstructured Data in Healthcare

In healthcare, the current trend resulting from regulatory influences (Accountable Care) is taking the “data driven decision” from the patient level and service level for quality and operational efficiency to the population health and community level.    Oracle’s Enterprise Health Analytics and Health Information Exchange are key enablers to help meet these objectives.

Potentially useful information to clinicians is also buried in unstructured data such as transcribed documents, pathology notes or other types of clinical notes within the EMR.  One approach to uncovering information from this unstructured data is implementing Oracle Endeca in the healthcare setting.

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery helps healthcare organizations address the critical information access and analysis challenges plaguing the industry:

  • Care management and patient experience. All organizations need to understand the right priorities, from prevention and wellness programs through to long-term chronic disease management. For payers, it’s a matter of identifying and targeting the right members with the right programs and incentives that will get them to participate in wellness initiatives. For hospitals and care providers, it’s a matter of focusing on successful medical outcomes.
  • Accelerating operational performance improvement. Whether determining the causes of early re-admissions or uncovering the causes of prolonged stay, Oracle Endeca Information Discovery can be used to get to the root causes of events, allowing the improvement of hospital protocols and performance while reducing the overall cost of care.
  • Claims analysis. Insurance carriers need to be able to correlate information between different sources to optimize care plans and provide front-line claims analysts with the ability to identify possible fraud and abuse cases.1

Perficient is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges via our experienced team of Healthcare Advisory Services and our Oracle Technology System Integrators.

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Terie McClintock

Terie McClintock is the Oracle Healthcare Practice Director at Perficient, Inc. where she is responsible for providing healthcare subject matter expertise to the Perficient Oracle National Business Unit while also cultivating and managing the partnership with Oracle’s Healthcare Vertical and Horizontal Business Units. Terie has more than 25 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Perficient, Terie contributed over 13 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with the most recent title of Director, Data Management Services. Prior to M.D. Anderson, Terie worked for IBM as a Senior Consultant.

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