PDS' Education Program offers a wide array of training options to suit your healthcare reporting needs.

PDS offers a variety of ways to help you learn how to maximize your usage of PDS solutions through Presentation Sessions, Academy Training, and Custom Training.

Presentation Sessions

PDS Presentation Sessions provide a high-level overview and understanding on PDS products and healthcare topics. Generally 45 minutes in length, these sessions are designed to get users acquainted with PDS best practices while increasing understanding of how to maximize the value of PDS solutions.

Academy Training

For clients seeking more specificity and in-depth training than is offered in our presentation sessions, we offer Academy Training on PDS applications. These classes are also taught on leading analytics platforms such as IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy and Tableau. Further, we have advanced classes on specific management strategies for increased returns, productivity, and improved performance. Presented in a lecture-style format using PDS’ healthcare data set, Academy Training allows you to follow along with your data and tools. Academy Training is a great way to refresh your skills or start as a new user.

Custom Training

Custom training is available upon client request or for new clients as part of implementation. These classes deliver the most in-depth and hands-on experience in the PDS Education Program. Client-specific classes are highly interactive with time given to specific exercises with your organization’s data set. We can design a specific curriculum for your organization’s unique needs. For more information on custom training or pricing, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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September 2019

  • PDS iMPower II - Academy Training*

    September 19, 2019

    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 Advanced Denials - Academy Training*

    September 23, 2019

    Management of denials is not always exciting to discuss, but when left unchecked, denials can lead some organizations to lose up to 20% of their reimbursement. Additionally, the staff and resources required to rework and appeal denied claims can create significant costs and inefficiencies. The use of analytics and focused dashboards is critical to communicate effectively across the organization and highlight immediate needs for focus. In this training, you will learn how analytics and dashboards can identify critical problem areas; detail which charges are being denied, which payers are the primary deniers of your claims and what the reasons are for the denials; and identify abnormally high volumes of denials which demand immediate attention. In addition, we will discuss how analyzing patterns of denial resolutions can be used to provide organizations with the information they need to more effectively appeal claims and prevent charges from being denied upfront. We discuss steps and strategies organizations can take to implement changes in process and procedures. Learn ways organizations deal with physicians, payers and patients to help make claim submission as clean as possible and ensure your practice is getting paid appropriately.

  • PDS iMPower Advanced - Academy Training*

    September 24, 2019

    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 reports based on an attribute or metric qualification. Learn to schedule reports through subscription services, automating the delivery of reports you regularly generate.

  • PDS iMPower Visual - Academy Training*

    September 27, 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 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.

 *License Required

 

October 2019

  • PDS Tableau I - Academy Training*

    October 7, 2019

    Learn everything you need to know about Tableau visualization by mastering the skills you need to create visual web dashboards that function as powerful analytic tools. Class I will take you through the basics of navigating the visual tool and creating worksheets, the building blocks of web dashboards. You’ll discover how to build and format multiple visualization types to best display data and report on performance.

  • PDS iMPower Prompted Reports - Academy Training*

    October 8, 2019

    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.

  • PDS Tableau II - Academy Training*

    October 9, 2019

    Learn everything you need to know about Tableau visualization by mastering the skills you need to create visual web dashboards that function as powerful analytic tools. In Class II, you’ll learn how to use Tableau’s powerful capabilities to combine multiple worksheets and visualizations into a single visual web dashboard as well show you can enhance your dashboard and speed up analysis with filters and interaction.

  • PDS DASH I - Academy Training*

    October 10, 2019

    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 DASH II - Academy Training*

    October 15, 2019

    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*

    October 17, 2019

    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.

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

    October 21, 2019

    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.

  • PDS iMPower II - Academy Training*

    October 22, 2019

    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.

  • IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting I - Academy Training*

    October 23, 2019

    Get started with IBM Cognos Analytics: a powerful web-based analytics solution. PDS will present their best practice IBM Cognos Analytics training, covering the basics necessary for report authoring. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report manipulation (sorting, drill-to-detail, filtering and formatting) as well as how to export data to HTML, PDF or Excel.

  • PDS DASH Power Features - Academy Training*

    October 24, 2019

    This training shares power features that deliver significant value to PDS DASH. Understand how to take advantage of advanced functions and learn significant time-saving tips with this Academy Training. Key PDS DASH concepts include delete rows, summary, and common data sources and jobs. Polish your dashboards with techniques on how to bring attention to the key metrics and data fluctuations. A review of best practices for handling various data source structures is included. Learn how to bring your dashboards to the next level; topics include how to create enhanced visual interactive dashboards and how to add more details to your existing dashboards.

  • IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting II - Academy Training*

    October 28, 2019

    Get started with IBM Cognos Analytics: a powerful web-based analytics solution. Class II will expand on report manipulation with topics including grouping and sectioning list reports, calculations, intersecting data elements, advanced filtering basics of multiple report pages and visualizations

 *License Required

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