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Creating Healthcare Big Data Lakes Can Improve Operational Efficiency Enterprise-wide

By Will Baker | December 10, 2015

Today’s traditional IT infrastructures often lack the scalability, performance, and analytical capability to help a healthcare organization make timely and targeted decisions. How can a healthcare organization take analytics to the next level to achieve organizational efficiencies, enhance their marketing referral efforts, improve revenue cycle management, augment physician credentialing and facilitate care coordination enterprise-wide?

The answer: by creating a big data lake of accurate provider information.

A data lake provides a powerful data architecture with a unified location to help reduce silos across the healthcare enterprise. Data can also be connected from trusted outside sources. Using this data lake of validated, accurate provider information, healthcare organizations can harvest data from multiple sources (internal and external), synchronize it with all of their disparate IT systems, and then allow it to be shared among all appropriate end-users.

This data lake allows for effective cross data analysis and incorporates all internal data sources and trusted external sources for mining and analysis by clinical departments, the business offices, and all care delivery data teams.

It’s time to dive in! Healthcare organizations can enhance their decision making when it comes to clinical, financial, and operational improvements by deploying a data lake infrastructure of accurate provider information. Using these focused insights, healthcare providers can break down data silos where physician data is stored to provide a single source of truth and allow for accurate provider data reporting for all departments. The enterprise-wide integration of accurate physician data improves:

  • Provider Enrollment within the EMR, revenue cycle systems and claims processing systems

  • Provider Data Management for addresses and other demographic information. Integrate, manage and publish disparate data Insurance, Marketing, practice management, web, homegrown and mobile apps

  • Provider Marketing Analyze provider markets by specialty, practice, proximity. Even search on all providers in the US

  • Provider Collaboration information that assists in communication between providers including direct addresses

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