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Perficient partners with ProHealth to improve data architecture

Today, Perficient announced that it has been working with ProHealth Care to improve the organization’s data architecture and implement a new data warehouse to drive population health management. ProHealth Care is the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s Cogito data warehouse, delivering integrated, real-time clinical insights. prohealth2
From the Press Release.

“As the healthcare industry remains under pressure from reform efforts, increased competition, and evolving patient demands, it has become imperative for healthcare companies to access and analyze health data in real-time in order to provide quality patient care and maintain the financial health of the organization,” said Martin Sizemore, principal, healthcare strategic advisory services for Perficient’s national healthcare business practice. “By implementing Epic’s Cogito data warehouse, ProHealth Care was able to better meet growing data and reporting needs, and provide its health system with a central data repository for clinical, financial and business data.”
Perficient engaged with ProHealth Care to drive their data architecture efforts, working with them on the integration of Epic System’s Cogito data warehouse and several other key sources surfacing data via Microsoft SQL Server. ProHealth Care and Perficient first performed a business intelligence assessment and created a BI roadmap, utilizing Microsoft’s BI stack. Following this assessment, ProHealth Care chose Cogito as the foundation for its data warehouse model in order to meet the growing data and reporting needs and accelerate the development process. Perficient and ProHealth Care also extended the core capability of the Cogito data warehouse to meet the detailed needs of ACO requirements, and ProHealth Care focused on getting a series of ACO measures in place and identified several domains on which to focus and improve patient care and healthcare delivery.
ProHealth Care was the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s Cogito data warehouse in a production environment. As a result of its implementation, ProHealth Care created a data warehouse that integrates and streamlines data across silos. In addition, the data warehouse is now being used to create physician profiles, a physician-friendly interface that allows providers to see which patients are in need of important health screenings or care interventions. The implementation of the Cogito data warehouse also has enabled ProHealth Care to deliver clinically-integrated insights and real-time business intelligence to better manage overall population health. It has set the stage for enhanced preventive care and improved management of chronic diseases, ultimately resulting in better clinical outcomes and improved population health.
“At ProHealth Care we were challenged with immense amounts of data coming from various systems and sources. We not only needed to integrate our systems to manage this data, but we needed to make the data actionable,” said Christine Bessler, CIO, ProHealth Care. “In working with Perficient, ProHealth has become the first healthcare system to successfully implement Epic’s Cogito data warehouse and produce reports in a meaningful way. Our organization now has the tools and processes in place to better manage population health data, giving physicians access to information in real-time, setting the stage for preventive care and improving overall patient care and the health of our population.”

Also mentioned in the release is the complimentary webinar, “Learn How ProHealth Care is Innovating in Population Health Management with Clinically Integrated Insights,” which will take place this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. CDT. ProHealth CIO Christine Bessler and Perficient Director Juliet Silver will go into detail on both the solution and ProHealth Care’s strategy for data integration. Additionally, Juliet will provide insight into the methodology used to establish data governance as a discipline at ProHealth Care, as well as how the Business Intelligence Competency Center came to be.

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