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Health Care DataWorks Applauds Cedars-Sinai for Attaining HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Designation

Lends Expertise to Implement an Enterprise Data Warehouse to Assist in Compliance With Stage 7 Requirements

Health Care DataWorks (HCD) takes great pleasure in congratulating its technology partner, world-renowned academic medical center Cedars-Sinai, for achieving Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). Stage 7 represents an advanced and paperless patient record environment, and is the highest designation awarded by EMRAM.

A leading provider of business intelligence solutions and healthcare analytics, HCD partnered with Cedars-Sinai last year to implement HCD’s KnowledgeEdge™ Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to capture and analyze data. HCD’s solution played an important role in Cedar-Sinai’s use of its data warehouse to generate normalized patient care data and to comply with EMRAM requirements for Stage 7.

“Less than three percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Stage 7, we are proud of our doctors, nurses, and all of our staff who played such a vital role in helping us to be recognized with this honor,” said Darren Dworkin, SVP and CIO at Cedars-Sinai. “We recognize that HCD’s EDW enabled us to reach this high level more quickly than we anticipated. Our use of analytics gives us a competitive and quality advantage as we support the sharing and use of data to improve the delivery of patient care.”

HCD’s KnowledgeEdge brings together the existing silos of data and unifies them into a data model built specifically for healthcare organizations. Through the use of accelerators such as pre-built dashboards, applications and reports, organizations can quickly empower their users with the data they need for critical decision making. The solution includes all of the software, hardware and services required to implement an EDW in a fraction of the time and cost required to build one.

“To reach Stage 7, a hospital or health system must prove they are using data warehousing and mining techniques to effectively capture and analyze data to use in improving their performance, quality of care and patient safety,” said Richard Gibson, MD, one of the three surveyors HIMSS Analytics sent to Cedars-Sinai to conduct the Stage 7 survey. “In the case of Cedars-Sinai, it was abundantly clear to us that the data warehousing solution they have in place is doing just that.”

In Stage 7, the hospital is truly paperless. Clinical information can be readily shared with other hospitals, ambulatory clinics, sub-acute environments, employers, payers and patients via standard electronic transactions.

“Cedars-Sinai has long been a pioneer in health information technology. It is a privilege to partner with the organization in implementing an EDW and contribute to the attainment of this designation,” said Jason Buskirk, CEO of HCD. “This is a critical time for health IT. Hospitals and other eligible providers have until 2015 to demonstrate meaningful use of certified EMR technology before being penalized. We are pleased that HCD can offer a solution to assist organizations in attaining this goal. We congratulate Cedars-Sinai for joining the exclusive corps of hospitals who have reached Stage 7.”

Health Care DataWorks, Inc.
Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications, and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse essential for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.

March 19, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Health Care DataWorks Launches New Version of KnowledgeEdge™ with Advanced Healthcare Dashboards and Business Intelligence Capabilities

The leading healthcare analytics and business intelligence solutions provider has developed the latest version of KnowledgeEdge to put hospitals and health systems in a stronger position to manage their patient population and a broad range of core measures.

February 25, 2013

Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD), a leading provider of business intelligence solutions and healthcare analytics, has updated its KnowledgeEdge™ product to include advanced analytics capabilities, as well as new subject areas and healthcare dashboards that will enable hospitals and health systems to better manage core clinical and administrative metrics.

“The enhanced capabilities of our KnowledgeEdge solution will give hospitals and health systems a greater degree of business intelligence in areas that have become more prominent in the last 12 months, such as population and risk management and readmissions,” said Pat Bickley, HCD product manager. “With actionable knowledge at their fingertips, they will be in a better position to positively impact quality of care and reimbursements.”

The new KnowledgeEdge Population Management dashboard tracks and trends 20 chronic disease conditions and the illness burden for individual patients as well as patient groups, drilling into specific areas such as clinical services, nursing units and physician panels. Organizations can better evaluate the quality of care they provide for improved patient intervention and timely case management. These patient population analytics also can aid in contract negotiations with medical insurance carriers.

In the new KnowledgeEdge Readmissions dashboard, organizations can monitor and manage readmissions to help them conform to the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Readmissions Reduction Program. Users can access information related to patient safety, infection control, mortality and other quality and process of care measures that are necessary to fulfill regulations and reporting requirements.

Other key highlights of the new version of KnowledgeEdge include:

  •     New KnowledgeEdge Event Reporting dashboard that provides clinical event reporting to track and trend the number of occurrences, frequency of occurrences and rates for different types and categories of events on a rolling 12/24 month basis
  •     New KnowledgeEdge Admit, Discharge, and Transfer dashboard that allows organizations to determine at any given time where patients are, how many beds are filled, how many beds are open and patient-flow patterns to assist in capacity planning and efficiency enhancements
  •     Updates to the KnowledgeEdge Quality and Patient Safety dashboard that include the ability to track and monitor a variety of quality and process of care measures that are necessary to fulfill CMS regulations as well as national and state reporting requirements

For additional information about HCD’s healthcare dashboards, including recorded demos, please visit http://www.hcdataworks.com/demos/index.htm.

About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.
Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.

February 26, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

El Camino Hospital Partners with Health Care DataWorks for Enterprise Data Warehouse and Healthcare Analytics

Health Care DataWorks is providing an Enterprise Data Warehouse as part of a larger El Camino Hospital initiative to implement lean process management and leverage organizational data.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) is entering into an agreement with El Camino Hospital to provide its KnowledgeEdge™ Enterprise Data Warehouse. El Camino Hospital, with facilities in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif., turned to HCD as part of its broader initiative to implement LEAN process management and enhance organization-wide business intelligence.

Health Care DataWorks’ Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) will aggregate data for seamless access to information across multiple operational systems, including clinical, administrative and financial functions. This information will enable the system to make more informed decisions to improve quality, reduce costs and enhance business intelligence. KnowledgeEdge includes numerous accelerators, such as an underlying data model, pre-built dashboards, reports and applications. Initially, El Camino Hospital plans to implement business intelligence surrounding clinical services to manage metrics such as quality, patient experience and Value-based Purchasing (VBP).

“We’re looking forward to working with HCD to implement a business intelligence solution that empowers our team to achieve results,” said Greg Walton, El Camino Hospital’s Chief Information Officer. “Our objective is to access organization-wide information from a technology perspective as well as to create processes that engage and encourage employees to maximize use of the Enterprise Data Warehouse to the benefit of the entire health system.”

HCD partnered with El Camino Hospital’s LEAN process team to develop a business intelligence roadmap that serves as the foundational strategy for the EDW. The process included joint planning sessions to assess information needs and garner insights from end users as to how they would use data in their everyday responsibilities.

“We’re working hand in hand to deliver a business intelligence solution that incorporates the methodology, strategy and technology to integrate with El Camino Hospital’s lean process management,” said Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, Health Care DataWorks CEO. “Together, we’re putting El Camino Hospital in a stronger position to leverage vast information resources to enhance decision making on multiple levels and positively influence a wide range of metrics.”

About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, not-for-profit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, neuroscience, genomic medicine, and the only Women’s Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.

February 7, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Healthcare Analytics Expert Jyoti Kamal to Serve in Expanded Role as President of Health Care DataWorks

One of the visionaries behind the technology that formed the foundation for HCD will help guide the company’s strategic product direction and develop healthcare business intelligence roadmaps for clients.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) has announced that Jyoti Kamal, Ph.D., has taken on the full-time role of president at the leading healthcare analytics company.

Kamal, with more than 15 years’ experience as a healthcare IT executive, is a founder of Health Care DataWorks and one of the visionaries behind the technology that became the foundation for the company’s KnowledgeEdge™ product suite. As president, she helps guide the strategic product direction at HCD and assists clients in developing healthcare business intelligence roadmaps leading to greater value and return on investment.

“Jyoti has played a key role from a technology perspective in helping to establish HCD as the leading provider of healthcare analytics for hospitals and health systems,” said Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, Health Care DataWorks CEO. “Her tremendous success in developing and launching a healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse at one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country has provided her with deep business intelligence experience that we leverage in powerful ways to further benefit our clients.”

A foremost expert in healthcare analytics and speaker on all aspects of an Enterprise Data Warehouse, Kamal was Deputy CIO and Director for the Information Warehouse at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which includes six hospitals, a unified physician practice and more than a dozen research centers and institutes. Under her direction, the Information Warehouse at the Wexner Medical Center became the critical hub of information storage and management for the health system, providing data integration, mining, training and application development to researchers and clinicians system-wide.

“After working for 15 years guiding the development of the Enterprise Data Warehouse efforts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I’m very excited to help other healthcare institutions experience the major benefits to quality and cost reduction that analytics provide,” Kamal said. “In addition, I’m pleased to be furthering the objective of Ohio State to commercialize some of its excellent technology.”

Kamal holds a master’s degree in computer science from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.

About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.

November 4, 2012 I Written By

Essentia Health Selects Health Care DataWorks’ Business Intelligence Solution To Support Integration of Member Organizations

(Columbus, OH  March 14, 2011)  Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) is entering into an agreement with Essentia Health to provide them with business intelligence tools that will support their efforts to complete the full integration of their member organizations.  In September, Essentia announced that SMDC Health System, Innovis Health, Brainerd Lakes Health, Essentia Community Hospitals and Clinics, and Essentia Institute of Rural Health have united to revolutionize the process of delivering high-quality high value health care in rural communities.  This agreement furthers those efforts by providing Essentia with a single view of Clinical, Financial, Operational and Research data needed to run their enterprise.

Health Care DataWorks’ Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) includes a robust healthcare enterprise data model, hundreds of standard reports and a number of pre-built dashboards and scorecards. This agreement marks the latest partnership in which a leading healthcare organization has turned to Health Care DataWorks for their market-leading technology.

“The unification of our members into a single organization has really given us an opportunity to think about how we can use data to support our efforts to operate as a single Enterprise,” explains Essentia’s CIO Dennis Dassenko.  “With multiple competing priorities; Research, Quality, Finance, our ACO initiative and many others; we knew that we needed to create a single Enterprise Data Warehouse that would support each of these efforts.  We looked at a lot of competitors before deciding that HCD provided the best solution.  Their team has all spent time working in health systems so they understand our needs”

“We are confident that Health Care DataWork’s EDW solution will provide Essentia the actionable knowledge they are looking for,” said HCD CEO Detlev (Herb) Smaltz.   “By implementing our business intelligence tools, Essentia won’t have to spend years building an EDW.  This will provide them with immediate results that have a real impact while saving them both time and money.  It’s what all healthcare organizations are looking for today.”

Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio HCD is a three-year old Ohio State University technology commercialization company that pioneered the “Enterprise Data Warehouse in a Box” for healthcare provider organizations.  HCD partners with hospitals and health systems that aspire to be high performing, information-driven organizations.  Health Care DataWorks delivers the core competency in business intelligence necessary to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights from all their data.

Essentia Health

Essentia Health, headquartered in Duluth, Minn., is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Idaho. In the summer of 2010, Essentia Health began bringing together the operations of SMDC Health System, Brainerd Lakes Health, Innovis Health, Essentia Community Hospitals and Clinics, and the Essentia Institute of Rural Health.  Today Essentia Health brings together 17 hospitals, 62 clinics and more than 750 physicians into a single organization with a shared set of values, committed to helping our patients and their families lead active and fulfilling lives. 

March 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.