If you’re going to change the way your care team gets data you have to ask some very hard questions starting with two magical little words: What if?
What if you actually got an interactive experience with your data? What if you could see your data displayed in a way that you could actually find valuable opportunities? What if you could zoom in and zoom out, as though you were using Google Earth; except, instead of a coffee shop, you were looking for your most at-risk patients? That would be pretty awesome, right?
What if we could analyze all your data, from all your disparate data sources and get it to the right people at the right time without the need for a data warehouse? Others say it can’t be done. We say, “Give us 8 weeks, we’ll give you data you can use.” Tell your CFO that the millions budgeted for that old-school data warehouse approach can now be redeployed to your nascent quality efforts.
The old health care occurs one patient at a time and numerous transactions at a time. The new health care occurs one (or several) population(s) at a time. Using rigid interfaces as a proxy for data aggregation is a bit like tomato cans and string. Actually, that’s unfair to the tomato cans; you can kind of decipher what is being said through that string. We can’t say the same for HL7.
We leverage your existing data sources, regardless of the structure, whatever the file layout, no matter the number of redundant variables. We don’t need (or want) your IT guys to do any work. Your raw, crude data is our input (in its native form); fuel to drive improvement is your output.
In the next year, your EHR vendor will likely push an upgrade (or three), your coding and transcription model will likely shift (again), and your LIS will still not be integrate-able. And the “roadmap” you laid out for mapping your data last year is still current? Good luck with that approach; let us know if that works. We think taking more than three months to implement is ridiculous. So we built for a faster way. Your teams need to be using data before, say, Thanksgiving. Can you really postpone the start of your improvement journey until Fall 2015?
If we’ve learned anything over the last decade, it’s that every new acronym the payors create comes with a new set of quality measures that don’t correlate to anything other than escalating IT expense. Oh, and the measures change every couple of months. Quick, if you jump on Google right now, you’ll find another new candidate measure that has just been released by PDF.
We get that reporting is mandatory. Whatever the definition, whatever the acronym, whatever the clinical area, we will harness your data in the required format and help you get it submitted. With this terrible burden lifted, an important question remains–how will you improve? We will help you decipher through all the madness to select, create, or invent the quality/financial measures that actually matter to you, your fellow clinicians, and your patients.
Doctors get up every morning to change lives. It’s hard to smile when working with data that is old, incomplete and just plain wrong. Inaccurate data means unhappy doctors. PopulationManager arms them with data they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their patients–on day one. Who wouldn’t be happy and smile about that?