Data Warehouse Management
First, let’s understand the difference between a database and a data warehouse as they are not the same.
Healthcare collects volumes of data, from a wide variety of sources in an even wider variety of formats, and often this data is repetitive. All of this data is collected in a database; however, a database is not usually designed for analytics, but rather designed to make transactional systems run smoothly. This type of database is an online transaction process or OLTP database. An electronic health record (EHR) is an application that runs on an OLTP database, which typically consists of one database and one application. To leverage analytics, you need a data warehouse, which is where Dynafios fits in.
A data warehouse is designed to capture data from diverse sources for access and analysis. A data warehouse exists as a layer on top of one or more databases to optimize analytics. Dynafios’ data warehouse takes data from numerous databases and creates a detailed and highly optimized canvas in which to analyze healthcare data.
Working with Disparate Data
As there is a difference in a database from a data warehouse, there is also a difference in the underlying data. EHRs often include nursing notes and physician progress notes. This clinical data is considered somewhat unstructured—that is, it has few content limits or restrictions. This makes it difficult to use for analytical purposes without a specialized solution. A further complication is that the same unstructured data can reside in a variety of systems in a variety of formats across a healthcare organization.
In order for a healthcare organization to obtain a 360o view of both clinical and financial performance, data needs to be integrated and presented as one cohesive story. Dynafios creates a complete view by aggregating and integrating data from a wide variety of sources giving a complete, end-to-end real-time view of opportunities and the ability to measure ongoing initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and financial performance.
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The Dynafios Data Warehouse Difference
Dynafios solves the problem of integrating structured and unstructured clinical data and financial data. Dynafios extracts and aggregates data, then leverages the secure data warehouse to produce concrete, actionable insights in real-time. Healthcare organizations can easily access data and visually obtain valuable decision-making analytics through the Dynafios 4CAST healthcare analytics interactive dashboard. With Dynafios data warehousing, Dynafios 4CAST provides actionable insights from one, single source of truth to drive quality and cost improvements.
Dynafios also provides heightened security of your data internally. However, we extend this security through HIPAA best practices by offering role-based, field level access. Visit our Security page for more information.