Through the work that we do, we get to talk to a lot of hospitals about their IT and Decision Support initiatives, and their successes and failures. We’ve seen a pattern where hospitals are facing increasing problems with custom-developed software (internally created or by consultants) whether they are small data management applications or large data warehouses.
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Insight into Canadian healthcare analytics
Physicians learn many things during their years of training. Unfortunately for the people who work in hospital Health Records and Decision Support departments, clinical documentation is generally not one of them.
A central area of expertise at 3terra is helping hospitals improve data quality which can lead to improved funding, as outlined in this article. This year, we expanded our focus and started to analyze the effect of poor data quality on outpatient cases, including Emergency Department (ED) visits. This article provides an overview of those findings.