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Using Analytics for Strategic Growth

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Learn how effective use of data analytics and visualizations can help healthcare organizations identify opportunities to add new providers, specialties, or the ideal time to open new locations by monitoring revenue cycle, physician productivity, and patient access gaps.

Webinar covers how to:

  • Identify growth opportunities
  • Monitor strategic productivity and patient access gaps
  • Look for underserved populations
  • Predict new revenue streams
  • Calculate payback time and potential returns on investments made in the growth of the practice

Originally presented on February 20, 2019, by Practical Data Solutions’ Scott Everitt, Vice President of Analytic Solutions, and Michele Perry, Vice President Web Analytics.

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PDS Attended the HIMSS 19 Conference

PDS Attended the HIMSS 19 Conference from February 11 - 15, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

It was great to network, connect, and reconnect with the other attendees. Gaining knowledge from industry peers and learning new innovative technology are two  of the many reasons why PDS enjoys attending the HIMSS Global Conference every year.

Leveraging Analytics for Payer Contract Analysis

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Learn how the analysis of benchmarked metrics and reimbursement trends can show healthcare practices how to understand and leverage crucial information in negotiations with their payers. Organizations are searching for better methods of analyzing current and proposed contracts. In this webinar, we will discuss that in analyzing new payer contracts, practices must consider ongoing changes in reimbursement models and quality metrics reporting.

Webinar covers:

  • Understanding Your Current Contracts
  • Analyzing Proposed Contracts
  • The Changing Face of Reimbursement in Healthcare
  • Dashboard Visualizations That Highlight Winners and Losers
  • Effectively Communicating with Leadership
  • Other Best Practices

Originally presented on January 23, 2019 by Practical Data Solutions’ Becky Cook, Executive Consultant, and Scott Everitt, Vice President of Analytic Solutions.

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Women’s Health USA Leverages PDS Software for Data Visualization

SOUTHBURY, CONN. (PRWEB) January 7, 2019 

Women's Health USA is one of the largest physician practice management companies in the United States, partnering with high-quality women’s health groups – including more than 600 physicians throughout the country – to help them remain independent and strong. Recently Women's Health USA implemented PDS DASH software for Analytical Dashboarding to better improve transparency, operations and communication. 

Developed by Practical Data Solutions, PDS DASH software is specifically tailored for today’s healthcare environment. It allows professionals to create and distribute highly visual data in a matter of days while blending a multitude of metrics. With a goal of providing quality care to patients in a timely manner, PDS DASH serves as an important asset to Women's Health USA. 

St. Clair Medical Services Implements Integrated Analytics and Dashboarding for Patient Access and Revenue Cycle

SOUTHBURY, CONN. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 17, 2018 

St. Clair Medical Services, an affiliate of St. Clair Hospital and a multi-specialty physician organization, has implemented Practical Data Solutions (PDS) iMPower to expand its analytical and reporting capabilities. 

The implementation allows the hospital to leverage its existing infrastructure using Centricity Practice Solutions. Practical Data Solutions (PDS) extracts data from Centricity Billing and Scheduling to create relational datamarts for revenue cycle and patient access. Staging datasets from these modules enables St. Clair to automate and enhance a wide variety of reporting capabilities, including integration of patient satisfaction and benchmark data by department and location. 

University of Mississippi Medical Center Chooses PDS iMPower Web Analytics for Optimized Financial, Operational and Revenue Cycle Management

SOUTHBURY, CONN. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2018 

Practical Data Solutions announces The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), a national nonprofit health system, has upgraded to PDS iMPower Web Analytics as their primary revenue cycle analytical solution. PDS iMPower upgrades software previously installed by PDS in 2008 giving UMMC faster turnaround on reporting to departments and physicians and will better empower the medical center to make timely management decisions. 

UMMC, located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center. The organization’s three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, by conducting health sciences research and by providing cutting-edge patient care. They have worked with PDS for more than 10 years. 

PDS iMPower Web Analytics give users the ability to put critical business information into the hands of physician leaders, managers and executives, providing opportunities to utilize interactive visualizations across Key Performance Indicators. When combined with PDS DASH, PDS iMPower can create integrated dashboards across disparate billing, scheduling, financial and clinical systems, leveraging leading analytics from MicroStrategy, bundled with PDS’ proven track record of healthcare expertise and methodology. 

Practical Data Solutions Empowers New England Neurological Associates to Move Forward with PDS Visual Dashboards

SOUTHBURY, CONN. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 08, 2018

Since 1969, New England Neurological Associates has provided high-quality care and sophisticated services to patients seeking prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of neurological and neurosurgical disorders. As the organization continues to grow, explains Rob Wasserman, CEO of New England Neurological Associates, “We needed a consistent way to report data coming from different applications and systems and channel it into a single graphical dashboard report that could be distributed to multiple users in a quick, efficient manner. PDS DASH met that need.” 

Practical Data Solutions Empowers Graybill Medical Group to Move Forward with PDS DASH

Graybill Medical Group has selected PDS DASH to empower them to automate and build best-practice physician and group dashboards for revenue cycle, patient access and quality. 

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (PRWEB) September 12, 2018 -- Located in California, Graybill Medical Group started as a small family practice in 1932 and has grown into San Diego North County region’s largest independent multispecialty medical group. “With more than 80 physicians and 10 locations, we knew we needed a robust set of tools to provide productivity,” says Jeanne Williams, Finance Manager. “PDS DASH allows us to automate reporting, which was a key decision point for us.” 

PDS DASH is PDS’ proprietary software application that enables clients to rapidly publish highly visual dashboards. First introduced in 2012, PDS DASH blends data from a multitude of healthcare metrics, bursting them into various reports with lightning speed. Since incorporating PDS DASH, Graybill Medical Group has found it invaluable in creating multiple dashboards within a matter of hours. Their productivity continues to increase since they have leveraged PDS tools. 

Practical Data Solutions (PDS) Welcomes Eddie Sanders

Practical Data Solutions is pleased to welcome Eddie Sanders as the newest member of our Analytics Programming Team. In his role as Senior Analytics Programmer, Eddie will be working with the PDS iMPower and PDS DASH solutions, and ETL programming to transform major healthcare application data. Eddie brings to PDS over 9 years working as a Healthcare Analytics Consultant at FTI Consulting, and ThinkFirst. Prior to that, Eddie was a BI Analyst at the Medical University of South Carolina, and worked directly with PDS and PDS software tool sets. He has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Carolina.

PDS Presented at the MicroStrategy World™ 2018 in Las Vegas

Russell Hendrickson and Michele Perry of PDS presented, "It’s not an Epic challenge: Best practices for Visualization with MicroStrategy 10 for Health Systems" where they discussed the four phases to building successful visual dashboards. In addition to speaking at the event PDS also exhibited.

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