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.
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.
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:
Schedule for January 2019
PDS DASH I - Academy Training*January 22, 2019
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 PDS DASH projects and generate dashboards during Class I.
PDS DASH II - Academy Training*January 24, 2019
In Class II we will discuss the use of summary data sources, delete from rows functionality in more detail and review the various Jobs functions. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with PDS DASH.
Understanding PDS' Tableau Services - WorkshopJanuary 25, 2019
Whether you are exploring the potential of using Tableau or already creating and publishing dashboards with Tableau, come learn how PDS can move you forward with this powerful visualization tool. The workshop explains the various engagement options, training offerings and consulting services available as well as the licensing options to maximize your usage of Tableau. Anyone who wants to learn how PDS can assist should attend this workshop.
PDS Hospital/Facility Analytics - WorkshopJanuary 28, 2019
This workshop provides an overview of the PDS Hospital Revenue Cycle analytics solution. It includes a demonstration of the various cubes and capabilities which are included in the PDS solution. Starter reports and dashboards with context round out this discussion. Learn more about extending PDS usage to maximize reporting for your health system.
PDS iMPower Visual - Academy Training*January 29, 2019
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 visual web dashboard.
PDS iMPower Reporter Licenses - Understanding the Value - WorkshopJanuary 30, 2019
PDS iMPower has three types of licensing: Professional, Analyst and Reporter. PDS iMPower customers actively use Professional and Analyst licenses, but many are not familiar with how Reporter licenses can be added to provide significant functionality to end users in order to maximize the usefulness of PDS iMPower. Learn how Reporter licenses can easily expand the breadth of your solution with minimal investment.