Maximize your understanding and usage of Practical Data Solutions’ products and services through our Workshops, Academy Training, and Custom Training.

Training

Workshops

Our online Workshops provide a high-level overview and understanding of Practical Data Solutions (PDS) products and specific trends in data analytics for healthcare organizations. Generally 45 minutes in length, these sessions are designed to acquaint attendees with PDS best practices in data modeling, reporting and visualization and how to maximize the value of analytic products and solutions.

Academy Training

For clients seeking more in-depth training than is offered in our Workshops, we offer our Academy Training series. Presented in a lecture-style format, these online classes will instruct end users on PDS products and PDS best practice content including PDS iMPower, PDS DASH, and Patient Access and Denials Management. We also offer Academy Training Courses on other leading analytics platforms such as IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy and Tableau.

The class offerings range from beginner classes for new users just learning the tools or those who need a refresher, to advanced classes for users looking to learn the advanced functionality of PDS solutions. Best practices in Excel, web-based dashboard design, reporting and PDS data sets are examples of the topics covered. Our specific class areas of focus change quarterly and are listed in each Academy Training class description below.

A PDS product license is required to attend Academy Training. 

Custom Training

Custom training is available for new clients as part of implementation, or upon client request. These classes deliver the most in-depth and hands-on experience in the PDS Education Program. Client-specific classes are highly interactive with time allotted for specific exercises using the organization’s data set. We can design a specific curriculum for your organization’s unique needs.

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Upcoming Schedule: 

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May 2020

  • PDS iMPower II - Academy Training*

    May 26, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

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

  • PDS iMPower Prompted Reports - Academy Training*

    May 27, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    Empower your users by creating flexible prompted reports. A prompted report can easily guide any user through a series of questions, allowing them to get the results they desire without submitting a report request. Also, prompted reports can minimize the number of reports that need to be created and managed. The training will include a review of the different prompt types and how-to steps for applying the prompts to reports, as well as a review of key items to remember when creating prompted reports.

  • Updating to the New CMS RVU Values and Other Enhancements - Workshop

    May 27, 2020 | 4 PM Eastern (NYC)

    In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, organizations are turning to PDS to assist with the rapid changes in reporting requirements. CMS has modified the 2020 RVU values for telephone visits, and in-home discharge visits, effective 3/1/2020. PDS can assist clients with up to date, accurate RVU calculations (even when other billing systems have not made these adjustments). This workshop will help you understand the options available. In addition, we will discuss additional modifications to assist with evolving conditions, including adding and prioritizing new diagnosis fields, telehealth utilization and reimbursement, and moving to daily reporting. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

  • Functions to Enhance the PDS iMPower Experience - Academy Training*

    May 28, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    Ensure you are on your game! Refresh your skills or learn some of the most important PDS iMPower functions to enhance how you interact with and create reports. During the training, we will review how these functions, such as page-by, pivot buttons and merge/lock rows, can simplify your reports. In addition, the class will cover how to use existing attributes for better reporting by working with filter forms, rolling months and attribute forms.

 *A PDS Product License is Required

June 2020

  • Updating to the New CMS RVU Values and Other Enhancements - Workshop

    June 8, 2020 | 4 PM Eastern (NYC)

    In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, organizations are turning to PDS to assist with the rapid changes in reporting requirements. CMS has modified the 2020 RVU values for telephone visits, and in-home discharge visits, effective 3/1/2020. PDS can assist clients with up to date, accurate RVU calculations (even when other billing systems have not made these adjustments). This workshop will help you understand the options available. In addition, we will discuss additional modifications to assist with evolving conditions, including adding and prioritizing new diagnosis fields, telehealth utilization and reimbursement, and moving to daily reporting. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

  • PDS DASH I - Academy Training*

    June 9, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    This class will cover how to generate Excel-based dashboards using PDS DASH. Topics for Class I include a review of 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 also create sample PDS DASH projects and generate dashboards during Class I.

  • PDS iMPower Visual - Academy Training*

    June 10, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    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 and 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 DASH II - Academy Training*

    June 11, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    This class will cover how to generate Excel-based dashboards using PDS DASH. In Class II we will discuss the use of summary data sources, examine delete-from-rows functionality in more detail and review the various job functions. We will also work with modifying different Excel templates for use with PDS DASH.

  • PDS iMPower I - Academy Training*

    June 15, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    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 options (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 16 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

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

  • Understanding PDS Patient Access Analytics - Workshop

    June 18, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    Analysis and reporting on your main scheduling KPIs are critical to your organization’s success. This session 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, understanding no-show and cancellation probabilities, location and visit-type capacity issues, as well as how overbooking and blocked schedules can impact accuracy in Patient Access reporting. An additional focus will include dashboards for Scheduling and Patient Access data.

  • Understanding the Power of PDS iMPower Visual Dashboards - Workshop

    June 23, 2020 | 1 PM Eastern (NYC)

    Web visualization is the focus of almost every healthcare organization today. Explore the significant power within the PDS iMPower Visual module. During this session, learn the basic dashboard panel functions and the key steps to creating a visual dashboard with interaction. The discussion will include migrating from your current dashboards to web-based visualization tools and how PDS DASH can speed you to results.

 *A PDS Product License is Required

 

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