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Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

Sibley analyzes 20 years of records for diagnostic research, cost control with QlikView.

Bedrijfsprofiel

Regio: North America, United States
Omzet: N/A
Bedrijfstak: Gezondheidszorg
Functie: Executive, Finance, Operations, Research & Development

"Implementing QlikView has allowed us to begin answering questions once deemed impossible or impractical.”

Bill Cole
Senior Manager, Finance
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

Background

  • One of the largest pediatric cardiology practices in the U.S.
  • 18 locations with staff privileges at 40 hospitals throughout Georgia
  • Sibley’s 40 physicians see more than 30,000 patients annually
  • The practice’s patient management system houses records for more than 250,000 patients dating back to 1990

Challenges

  • Enable statistical research of database containing 150,000 patient records
  • Improve practice management reporting
  • Overcome limitations of 11-yr old BI tool

Solution

  • Download entire patient database– up to 8 million lines of data – into QlikView in 10 minutes
  • Get a pilot application developed in one day.
  • Analyze 20 years of statistical data on patient diagnoses and treatments to benchmark best practices for improved patient outcomes
  • Gain visibility into operational data for practicemanagement and financial data for payor reimbursements, insurer contracts, and physician compensation help the practice to control cost

Benefits

  • Patient data used as fact based rationale for course of treatment to insurance companies
  • Evidence based medicine enables benchmarking best practices and increased opportunities for grants
  • Automated budget eliminates tedious manual analysis
  • Queries in minutes rather than waiting a week for answers
  • Eliminated need to hire full-time person for analysis and reporting
  • Fewer than 30 days to develop first application
  • Reduced turnaround for ad hoc queries from a week to minutes

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