Disruption should be avoided in healthcare analytics

Hospitals and physicians must consider carefully how healthcare analytics can become part of their workflows

By Healthcare Facilities Today
October 8, 2013

For health information technology developers disruption is a good thing, for healthcare organizations and providers - not so much. So hospitals and physicians must consider carefully how healthcare analytics can become part of their workflows without negatively affecting them, according to an article on the EHR Intelligence website.

 According said Keith Dunleavy, MD, president and CEO of Inovalon, this is why the analytics firm made its first of a recent series of partnerships with Allscripts.

“What we are asked to do by our client base and by the healthcare system at large is help to have higher yields of improvement with better quality improvement, better financial performance, better utilization improvements in a more efficient and less disruptive way with the healthcare environment,” said Keith Dunleavy, MD, President and CEO of Inovalon of a recent partnership with Allscripts. “The combination of our analytics and interconnection with that EMR system allows for us to better support their providers and the payers that work together with those providers.”

The partnership between Allscripts and Inovalon - EHR and analytics - would be the next logical step in the evolution of healthcare reform through the adoption of EHR and health IT systems and services, according to the article.

Healthcare providers must to be compliant with many different Medicare, Medicaid and commercial regulations, said Dunleavy. 

“They need to conform to certain quality improvement goals.  They need to, in many of their shared risk agreements, need to be focused on the accuracy of their claims documentation data.”

This need for accuracy is made all the more pressing by shrinking deadlines. This is turn requires that hospitals and physicians have access to healthcare analytics that are capable of working in concert with them rather than after the fact, the article said.

“The issue at the end is the timeliness of access information and the timeliness of the analytical guidance and insights that systems can provide,” Dunleavy said. 

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