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The role of a Data Warehouse in the Accountable Care Organization

I read an article recently about the role of analytics within an Accountable Care Organization.  This article discussed the need for a longitudinal view of patients using data from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).  Healthcare providers are making better data decisions through uses of EMR technology, but there is more than a “query” involved!

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations need the ability to make better-informed decisions that will drive improved clinical care and operational efficiency.  Data must be gathered and organized across clinical, financial and even marketing or social media domains which involve many complex data sources and a data model and data warehouse that can sustain the evolution of all that is included.  To achieve Accountable Care objectives, including quality of and financial transparency for services delivered, we need data such as:

  • EMR data captured at a facility or other provider
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) data shared by another facility or provider
  • At-home care data captured by a telemedicine device, a smartphone or other
  • Financial transaction data and capacity planning data
  • Automated CRM data for case management
  • Data captured through social media
  • Disease Management and other benchmark data

There are very smart people who can build the complex data model that is needed to make sense of all this through services based projects, however, why reinvent the wheel?  Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics solutions enable healthcare providers to gain a new level of data transparency and to obtain the insights that improve patient safety, care quality, cost efficiency, and overall enterprise performance.

The Oracle Healthcare Data Warehouse Foundation was specifically engineered for ease of use for analytic application developers; it can easily be used to build customized applications for each provider’s unique environment. So if the data that you are analyzing is not in there, you can add it in a way that doesn’t disrupt the life cycle of future Oracle data model releases.

Starting with the Oracle Healthcare Data Warehouse Foundation as a foundation for the data warehouse will dramatically reduce time-to-value and development costs, and help to realize the full value of an integrated data warehouse that encompasses clinical, administrative and financial domains that are necessary to integrate the vast amounts of data that will be collected to achieve Accountable Care objectives.

About the Author

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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