In the software from Ensure Data Solutions Physicians have always recognized that data collection is important in healthcare.

Physicians have always recognized that data collection is important in healthcare. But a lot about data collection has changed the amount of it, the electronic health record (EHR) systems required to collect and manage it. At the same time value-based care has gained popularity and with that the used of another platform complementary to the EHR has become a need.

The Data collected in every doctor visit needs its complements. Now is not enough to be recording diagnosis and procedures if those are not properly coded, also patient’s utilization needs to be recorded in order to maintain a financial balance for the practice.

Data has always been critical for improving healthcare delivery. From operations to the clinical frontlines, health systems have relied on data to measure the care they deliver, identify care variation, and tailor care delivery to each patient’s needs. Without data, health systems resort to anecdotal evidence and then make their best guess when it comes to improvement efforts, often wasting precious resources along the way.

Data can be a powerful force for positive change and better health, poor data quality can lead to uniformed decisions and worse outcomes. When health systems lack of efficient healthcare data integration, the process of compiling data from different sources and increasing access to decision makers, they are left to use whatever data sets they can find, including fragmented or incomplete data.

While data is the foundation to meaningful change in any healthcare setting, it can only drive systemwide improvement if it is available across the health system and to decision makers at every level of the organization. A health system typically has access to data but doesn’t always aggregate it from all source systems and then make it available to its end users, the point at which data can drive real change. By enhancing healthcare data integration that increases access and availability to end users, health systems can support data-driven decisions and better frontline care.

In a healthcare organization decision maker need to have access to data from all sources in order to make inform financial decisions that affect their organization. For example, if a CEO doesn’t know the average on its hospitalizations, how can this person evaluate the performance of the preventive care procedures done by the clinic.  

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