The University of Kansas Hospital, a 707-bed general medical and surgical facility in the US, is set to implement the Late-Binding data warehousing and analytics solution developed by Health Catalyst to enhance care services and reduce costs.
The Late-Binding solution will provide leaders and clinicians at the hospital with a unified view of clinical, financial and patient satisfaction data collected across the hospital and its speciality clinics.
The solution will help the hospital reduce variation in clinical care processes and add efficiency to key administrative functions including financial management.
In order to use Health Catalyst platform, the hospital will form multi-disciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, IT experts, administrators and finance experts.
The University of Kansas Hospital chief information officer Chris Hansen said: "The University of Kansas Hospital has invested long-term in building a world-class data infrastructure, but like other hospitals we’ve found that combining and analyzing the data from multiple IT systems to guide process improvements is quite challenging.
"We look forward to working with them to use our data to better serve our patients and physicians."
According to Health Catalyst, when compared with traditional ‘early-binding’ enterprise data warehouse soultions that typically require up to 18 months to start delivering value, the Late-Binding platform is said to provide tangible results in as little as three to four months.
At the hospital, the staff physicians will also make use of data from Health Catalyst to manage their patient populations.
The University of Kansas Hospital business intelligence director Chris Harper said: "Physicians as a rule always want to have more information about their patients and we are turning to this technology to democratize the use of data and analytics to further improve care across the hospital.
"We want our physicians to see gaps in recommended care, what interventions have been made, and what treatments are overdue or upcoming – all information that is vital to improving population health management."
Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton said: "To thrive in our evolving value-based healthcare system, hospitals need to quickly make sense of and analyze the large volumes of data stored in their disparate systems, identify opportunities for quality improvement and cost savings, and then enable their caregivers to take appropriate action.
"We are thrilled that The University of Kansas Hospital, one of our nation’s top hospitals, has chosen Health Catalyst to help them advance the science and process of quality and performance improvement."
Health Catalyst’s data warehousing and analytics solution has been designed to normalise disparate data sources and enable rich meta data management that facilitates data access, discovery, analysis and reporting.
The solution also meets the need for clinical analysis of near-real time information to track and improve care for whole populations of patients.