Moving the Needle on Healthcare Digitization

Oct. 7, 2020
Is your healthcare organization suffering from bad data? Learn how digital agility can streamline workflows, improve productivity, and clean up your data.

In this article, we’re looking at the top productivity bottlenecks and sharing tips and tricks to help your organization avoid them. Find solutions to these digital agility mistakes and more.

  1. Data is not used for reporting.
  2. Teams don’t collaborate well.
  3. Organization has no single source of truth.

3 Signs Your Healthcare Organization Needs Digital Agility

1) Problem: Data is collected but is rarely, if ever, used to provide actionable insights to the organization.

Having the ability to measure care quality and share health outcome data can increase revenue through performance incentive programs and provide important insights to improve patient care. However, if you’re working with large sets of poorly annotated or unlabeled data, updates to reports require a heavy lift from your IT department.

1) Solution: Maintain a standardized set of clinical definitions and metadata.

Staying on top of reporting requirements is tough for organizations of any size. Standardization of clinical coding standards is critical to the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. Adopt a solution that automates and standardizes field labels to ensure anyone at your organization can accurately pull reports.

2) Problem: There is little cross-functional collaboration between teams and the organization struggles to securely share patient data.

While healthcare interoperability is an important part of today’s healthcare landscape, many organizations lack the tools to quickly and securely share data with internal departments or external payers and providers.

2) Solution: Modernize outdated processes with digital solutions.

Your business needs analytics and software tools to collect and share data, support value-based care initiatives, and promote patient empowerment. With an easy-to-use, no-code data management solution, anyone on your team can accurately and securely generate reports and share data.

3) Problem: When you ask a data-driven question, the answer is different depending on the data source.

For many healthcare organizations, data is managed across a vast array of tools. Maybe you’re managing patient data in an EHR, but are communicating with patients through a separate online portal. When data housed in one system is not shared with another in a timely manner, reporting is complicated or inaccurate, information requests are difficult to fill, and patient satisfaction ultimately suffers.

3) Solution: Build a reliable foundation for data.

The first step to achieving a strong, reliable, and standards-based foundation for healthcare data is identifying disparate data and initially assessing your data’s quality. Ultimately, your goal is to combine data sets into a system you can manage. A well-managed single source of truth is critical to achieving a strong, value-based healthcare system.

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