PDS offers a wide array of trainings and workshops to suit your healthcare
reporting needs.

Academy Training

PDS Academy Training is offered to supported customers at no additional charge. These classes mirror our best-practice remote and on-site training classes, but are taught with PDS standard data reporting capabilities – not necessarily your specific custom-delivered solution. Presented in a lecture-style format, you can follow along with your PDS data and tools – the only thing Academy classes do not include is the one-on-one feedback you would receive in a custom or customer-specific class. This is a great way to refresh your skills or start training a new user; classes are limited to customers who have the appropriate licensed modules and are first-come, first-served.

PDS Training Classes

PDS offers a wide array of classes to suit your healthcare reporting needs. In addition to our comprehensive program of instruction covering our unique dashboard and reporting tools, we offer MicroStrategy and IBM Cognos software application classes. These highly interactive classes employ either your data or PDS’ healthcare data set, with a focus on common healthcare reporting scenarios. Standard PDS training documentation is included. Custom documentation services are also available. 

Choose Internet Classroom or Onsite Training

Internet classroom training is the most cost-effective option for the majority of our clients, with the instructor and participants interacting online and via voice conferencing. PDS also conducts onsite training and provides customized classes to optimize your learning experience.

Class Schedule

All classes are conducted in three-hour sessions; some classes require more than one session. Multiple class sessions are typically scheduled with a day in between to allow participants to practice their new skills and return to class with questions.

PDS Training – Your Way

Is “standard” not your style? We can set up custom training for one or for a crowd. And we will tailor that training to the roles and tasks you specify. Want to learn it fast or take it slow? You set the pace of your instruction, and PDS will follow.

Course Registration

PDS is ready to work with you to design the training you need. Please CONTACT PDS for more information about any of our training services. See you in class!

 

Upcoming Workshop & Academy Training Schedule: 

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Schedule for June 2018

  • PDS DASH II – Academy Training*

    June 19, 2018

    In DASH II we will discuss the use of summary data sources and delete rows in more detail. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with DASH.

  • PDS iMPower Visual – Academy Training*

    June 20, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower Visual, by learning the skills you need to create visual web dashboards. During the class, you will learn to navigate through the visual tool, the key steps to creating a visual web dashboard as well as functions to enhance the dashboard with filters and interaction for quick analysis. In addition to these skills, you will learn to leverage PDS iMPower Visual by combining multiple datasets into a single web visual.

  • Leveraging PDS Advanced Denials Reporting – Workshop

    June 21, 2018

    It is crucial that your claims do not get rejected or denied to ensure you’re getting paid. The use of PDS Analytics and Dashboards is critical to communicate effectively across the organization, to make certain that everyone is aware of the stumbling blocks that impact the revenue cycle, and the difference between payment and write-off. This Workshop explains the PDS Advanced Denials cube and discusses various ways to identify and apply PDS’ best practice reporting and dashboards to positively impact your clean claim rate.

  • PDS iMPower I – Academy Training*

    June 26, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report manipulation (sorting, drill to detail, working with pivot buttons, page by and filtering) as well as how to export data.

  • PDS iMPower II – Academy Training*

    June 28, 2018

    iMPower II will expand on report manipulation with topics including grouping data (derived elements), totals, calculations and report formatting.

*Product License Required

Schedule for July 2018

 

  • PDS Patient Access – Academy Training*

    July 10, 2018

    Analysis and reporting on your key scheduling KPIs are critical to your organization’s success. This class will walk you through the core reporting capabilities inherent in PDS Scheduling and PDS Patient Access (Scheduling Utilization and 3rd Next) datasets. You will learn how to work with the various cubes and data marts to identify gaps in patient access, no-show and same-day cancellation rates and probabilities, capacity issues by location and visit type, variances between 3rd Next Available appointment days (what COULD happen) and scheduling lags (what DID happen). We will also analyze the impact of overbooking, frozen, held and blocked time periods. An additional focus will include PDS best practice dashboards for scheduling and patient access data.

  • PDS iMPower Visual – Workshop

    July 12, 2018

    Are you ready to take Dashboarding to the next level? Explore the power within the PDS iMPower Visual module. During the workshop, learn the basic dashboard panel functions and the key steps to creating a visual dashboard with interaction.

  • PDS DASH I – Academy Training*

    July 17, 2018

    This class will cover how to generate Excel-based dashboards using PDS DASH. Topics for Class I include a review of the PDS DASH functions, project components and data source requirements. We will review the concept of Excel templates, index requirements, detail data sources and the use of cross references. We will create sample DASH projects and generate dashboards during Class I.

  • PDS iMPower Visual – Academy Training*

    July 18, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower Visual, by learning the skills you need to create visual web dashboards. During the class, you will learn to navigate through the visual tool, the key steps to creating a visual web dashboard as well as functions to enhance the dashboard with filters and interaction for quick analysis. In addition to these skills, you will learn to leverage PDS iMPower Visual by combining multiple datasets into a single web visual.

  • PDS DASH II – Academy Training*

    July 19, 2018

    In DASH II we will discuss the use of summary data sources and delete rows in more detail. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with DASH.

  • Understanding PDS Patient Access Analytics – Workshop

    July 24, 2018

    Analysis and reporting on your key Scheduling KPIs are critical to your organization’s success. This workshop will help customers understand the various reporting capabilities inherent in PDS Scheduling and PDS Patient Access (3rd Next and Scheduling Utilization) datasets. Key capabilities include understanding how to identify gaps in patient access, no-show probabilities, location and visit-type capacity issues, as well as overbooking and blocked schedules. An additional focus will include dashboards for Scheduling and Patient Access data.

  • PDS iMPower I – Academy Training*

    July 26, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report manipulation (sorting, drill to detail, working with pivot buttons, page by and filtering) as well as how to export data.

  • PDS iMPower II – Academy Training*

    July 31, 2018

    iMPower II will expand on report manipulation with topics including grouping data (derived elements), totals, calculations and report formatting.

*Product License Required

Schedule for August 2018

  • PDS Web Visualization - DASH to Results! – Workshop

    August 7, 2018

    Ready to bring your dashboards to the next level! In this workshop learn how to take your current DASH projects to web visual dashboards. Gain an understating of how your DASH projects can be quickly modified or “flattened” providing a structure that gives additional functionality to quickly move to visual dashboards with a variety of visualization tools.

  • PDS IBM Cognos 10/11 (Workspace Advanced) – Academy Training*

    August 8, 2018

    IBM Cognos 10 Workspace Advanced is an Analytical Studio which provides dynamic analysis functionality with Drag and Drop, Drill up/Drill down, slice and dice ability. Workspace Advanced also provides strong web based report publication functionality for end users as well. In this Academy Training session, we will cover how to utilize the analytical capabilities in cross-tab reports, apply sorts, filters, and custom calculations. We will also show how to create charts and graphs, and publish multi-report pages which can be accessed by end users.

  • PDS DASH I – Academy Training*

    August 14, 2018

    This class will cover how to generate Excel-based dashboards using PDS DASH. Topics for Class I include a review of the PDS DASH functions, project components and data source requirements. We will review the concept of Excel templates, index requirements, detail data sources and the use of cross references. We will create sample DASH projects and generate dashboards during Class I.

  • PDS DASH II – Academy Training*

    August 16, 2018

    In DASH II we will discuss the use of summary data sources and delete rows in more detail. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with DASH.

  • PDS Contract Analyzer: Maximize your Reimbursement – Workshop

    August 21, 2018

    PDS Contract Analyzer brings together Reimbursement data with Contract Fee Schedules and Fee Proposals. Learn how this exciting PDS module can help you evaluate payer compliance against fee schedules, assess whether contract reimbursement is acceptable and measure the impact of new fee schedules.

  • PDS iMPower I – Academy Training*

    August 23, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report manipulation (sorting, drill to detail, working with pivot buttons, page by and filtering) as well as how to export data.

  • PDS iMPower II – Academy Training*

    August 28, 2018

    iMPower II will expand on report manipulation with topics including grouping data (derived elements), totals, calculations and report formatting.

 *Product License Required

Schedule for September 2018

  • PDS DASH - Power User Tips & Tricks – Workshop

    September 11, 2018

    Take your dashboards to the next level as we explore options for creating more visual and interactive Excel dashboards. Learn tactics to bring attention to the key metrics and fluctuations on your dashboards. Discuss strategies of how to allow your users to access the detail data driving their dashboards. Gather tips to deal with challenging data formats that help keep your dashboards efficient.

  • PDS iMPower Advanced – Academy Training*

    September 12, 2018

    Whether you are a new or existing iMPower super (professional) user the iMPower Advanced Academy training course will cover the topics needed to create advanced reports. During the class learn how to create non-cube reports and utilize advanced filters. Learn to create prompts which allow users to easily filter reports on the fly. Custom groups will be reviewed to allow you to group attributes in various ways to bring your report creation to the next level. A variety of advanced formatting options will be reviewed, including advanced thresholds providing the flexibility to personalize your repots based on an attribute or metric qualification. Learn to schedule reports through subscription services automating the delivery of reports you regularly generate.

  • PDS DASH I – Academy Training*

    September 13, 2018

    This class will cover how to generate Excel-based dashboards using PDS DASH. Topics for Class I include a review of the PDS DASH functions, project components and data source requirements. We will review the concept of Excel templates, index requirements, detail data sources and the use of cross references. We will create sample DASH projects and generate dashboards during Class I.

  • PDS DASH II – Academy Training*

    September 18, 2018

    In DASH II we will discuss the use of summary data sources and delete rows in more detail. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with DASH.

  • PDS iMPower Visual – Workshop

    September 20, 2018

    Are you ready to take Dashboarding to the next level? Explore the power within the PDS iMPower Visual module. During the workshop, learn the basic dashboard panel functions and the key steps to creating a visual dashboard with interaction.

  • PDS iMPower I – Academy Training*

    September 25, 2018

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report manipulation (sorting, drill to detail, working with pivot buttons, page by and filtering) as well as how to export data.

  • Understanding PDS Population Discovery and Risk Acuity – Workshop

    September 26, 2018

    Learn how the new PDS Population Discovery module simplifies understanding patient populations. Understand the difference between PDS Population Discovery and Population Risk Acuity and how each PDS tool can provide immediate and future benefits to your organization. In addition, this workshop will review PDS Quality Metric Template designs for building out Quality Dashboards.

  • PDS iMPower II – Academy Training*

    September 27, 2018

    iMPower II will expand on report manipulation with topics including grouping data (derived elements), totals, calculations and report formatting.

 *Product License Required

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