A recent study revealed that experienced health care data analysts are most in demand in three major areas of performance improvement: quality measurement, patient outcomes, and financial performance.

d2i provides access to specialized expertise in analytics that is purpose-built for Emergency and Hospital Medicine.

Health care organizations (HCOs) trying to meet their goals don’t always have the resources to fully implement a data analytics solution. It’s hard — and expensive — to maintain a fully staffed analytics department, particularly when talented, qualified candidates are in short supply.

In some cases, it makes more sense to outsource health care analytics to experts who can provide data-driven analyses customized to the unique goals and needs of your organization. Keeping your internal operations lean is particularly worthwhile in a highly competitive environment.

A lot of health care data is unstructured and fragmented, making it difficult to access, integrate, and organize for advanced analytics.

A study published in March in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) indicated that health care providers are competing with vendors and insurance companies for a limited pool of experienced data scientists to support their analytics needs. The study analyzed about 200 health care-specific data science job openings over a three-month period, revealing that 37 percent of listings advertised for someone who could help in three major areas of performance improvement: quality measurement, patient outcomes, and financial performance.

Why outsource?

The clear, immediate advantages of outsourcing your HCO’s analytics department include:

  • Less time spent assembling data, or chasing down an analyst to ask for data. Spending hours building and updating spreadsheets is an ineffective way of gaining wider insights. By outsourcing your analytics, you can generally count on a quicker turnaround, from problem identification to corrective actions.
  • Access to specialized expertise in your domain. Outsourcing analytics can give you access to a higher level of experience in data acquisition and management, as well as domain specialization in emergency and hospital medicine.
  • It’s cost-effective, with immediate ROI. There’s measurable value in outsourcing analytics because it allows for a near-immediate return on your investment. With demand driving up the price of qualified talent, it may make more sense to hire outside help with out-of-the-box solutions to meet your needs and budget.
  • Ease of implementation, with little effort required from the end user. The advanced data analytics solutions from d2i require little upfront cost and no new infrastructure, and can be implemented in a matter of weeks.

Drawing from organic feedback and best practices of 1000s of physicians, d2i offers data analytics solutions to help health care organizations quickly identify and implement opportunities for improvement, keeping our clients ahead of the curve.

We do all the heavy lifting to collect your data, make sure it’s clean, and update your analytics so they are ready for you. d2is’ Client Success Team can be a vital part of your performance improvement process. To learn more about how our solutions can help, or to schedule a 30-minute demo, please contact us.