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Healthcare Analytics that DRIVE Enterprise Data Warehouses #OOW14

In HIMSS14, I wrote about the Healthcare Treasure Map.  Not any treasure map, but an end to end all Clinical and Research PATIENT CENTERED Healthcare domain data model – the Enterprise Healthcare Analytics (EHA).  Colleagues refer to it as THE healthcare data model – similar to how NFL players announce their universities, “THE University of […]

Why business intelligence isn’t the end game for health analytics

A few years ago, I transplanted my family from the south to Washington DC. I love the Capital, for its history, its influence, but we quickly realized we had left Mayberry and arrived on Jupiter. Horns honked and people moved around briskly. Maybe it was us – our naivete — or maybe it was the […]

Analyzing the healthcare industry tipping point using Therbligs

Do you remember therbligs from your Operations Management class? The word therblig was the creation of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American industrial psychologists who invented the field of time and motion study. It is a reversal of the name Gilbreth, with ‘th’ transposed. Therbligs are 18 kinds of elemental motions used in […]

A healthcare treasure map leading to a single data warehouse

I’ve waited 20 years for my Treasure Map. Yes, a map with hidden passages, remote islands and an “X” to mark the spot. As kids, some of us hunted in our yards looking for buried treasures. Kids today use smart phone apps for activities like “Geocaching” to explore public and urban spaces. What do we […]

An Integrated view of CMS ACO Shared Savings Program Measures

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence Claims + Meaningful Use participation + GPRO + Survey = CMS ACO SSP Simple, right? How will your facility approach the December 31, 2013 deadline?  Will they cut and paste result sets from 4 or more systems?  Hand code at the top level from a screen […]

Perficient Exhibiting at the Healthcare Analytics Symposium

Join us at the Healthcare Analytics Symposium, July 15-17, 2013 in Chicago. Perficient’s ACO Analytic Solutions: Perficient Clinical Measurement Framework Perficient Patient Centered Medical Home Framework Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Oracle Enterprise Health Analytics – Healthcare Data Model Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Oracle Endeca Information Discovery follow me on twitter: @lesliadams

Deadlines Deadlines, ACO Measures and December 31, 2013!

  By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence Deadlines are looming and organizations are busy trying to reconcile their data sets to their reporting needs.   Meaningful Use Stage 1 came and went in 2011.  Stage 2 is underway now.  But the next cloud on the horizon is the CMS Accountable Care Organization Share […]

Rigor and Quality Analysis – it’s time for precision

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence   In a recent blog, I wrote about parallel industries; Manufacturing, Airline, and Healthcare and the need to get to a Balance Sheet of Clinical Results for the Healthcare Industry.  With EMR Adoption Rates increasing year over year, HIMSS is reporting for the Final 2012 reporting […]

Time for a Balance Sheet of Clinical Results

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence   Blue or Red? Doesn’t matter.  It’s a question I get asked daily when I talk about Healthcare Consulting, Technology, and oh yeah, Clinical Measurement.  Over 2 years ago, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (PPACA) was signed into law, my industry went off […]

Patient Centered Medical Homes and Patient Portals

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence In early March, Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director of AHRQ, posted in her Director Corner’s a nice motivational story about Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) supporting Self Care and empowering patients.  Whether you are the 50 year old Type 2 Diabetic, the caregiver to an elderly relative […]

Treat the Asthma, but forget about the GYN exam?

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief was just released showing that as a total society (the whole, entire USA), Women are mostly likely to be seen for Asthma/COPD, then Upper Respiratory, then Pregnancy, and then Mental Disorders.  Private payors payed more than 50% of […]

Natural Language Processing Improves Diabetic Care

By Lesli Adams, MPA Director, Oracle Healthcare Business Intelligence The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published the results of a study that showed the overwhelming impact on diabetic care when the patients are seen consistently by their regular doctor.   When seen by their regular doctor, […]