Healthcare professionals are in a difficult position where the data that flows through their systems can mean life or death for the people they serve. Traditional business intelligence tools often fail to make data easily accessible and are unsuccessful at displaying the data in a meaningful way. The old way of doing things afforded multiple different systems across the data network which at best still didn’t solve the data flow problem. Currently, new progressive accountable models, particularly the Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations, are making the sharing of patient data more urgent than ever.
An Integrated Delivery Network can meet these challenges by implementing a strategic informatics platform. One such IDN was designed to take advantage of the current systems and the expansive quantity of data within them, and Active Analytics is the tool it uses to function. This IDN can collect data from multiple different systems, one of the pervasive problems while sharing that data in a secure manner. The data is also presented in a meaningful way with instantaneous analytics which will permit more informed decisions. Not only can an IDN cover the gaps left behind by the old intelligence tools but they eliminate the need to connect the multiple systems, relieving the resources they used. The advanced data processing and analytics can administer the unstructured data as well, and can take those reports, notes, or other written information and present it in a user-friendly way. The real-time analytics can also launch processes, alerts, and recommendations for timely action or inspire immediate action.
Active Analytics, in our sample IDN, is essential because it pulls from a single centralized data store that endlessly pulls and optimizes data for analysis. The IDN can use Active Analytics to be fed data instantaneously for real-time analysis.