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Digital Health Done Right: Roundtable Analytics

Posted May 3, 2017
By Julia Zehel

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you.

There’s a saying that the healthcare industry sits on an ocean of data, but only puddles of information. This is because while undoubtedly necessary, the industry’s shift to electronic health records has unlocked vast troves of patient data that aren’t always easy to meaningfully analyze.

 

Instead of tackling industry-wide issues by attempting to mine an impossible amount of data, the best healthcare solutions often improve specific workflows by leveraging more granular data. This is the case with Roundtable Analytics, a company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Harnessing Data to Deliver Department-Specific Insights

Roundtable Analytics developed an application called ED Strategy Lab specifically designed to address problems clinicians face in Emergency Departments. They realized the success of an Emergency Department hinges upon predictive analytics, but that those insights can’t be high-level or general—in order to be truly effectual, they must be relevant, actionable, and timely. Due to this, Roundtable Analytics designed ED Strategy Lab to be a customizable predictive analytics solution that takes a specific department’s data and delivers actionable strategies to achieve efficiency gains.

What this means, more simply, is that instead of guessing how implementing new strategies and programs into their department would affect their workflows and bottom lines, emergency departments can use their current data to generate reports that let them evaluate hundreds of action plans in detail. If they want to build out a lab in the emergency department, they can simulate the steps and resources it would take to do that with only a few clicks. The same goes with adding a fast-track or provider-in-triage—just create an action and find out how it would affect your current department. 

ED Strategy Labs gives decision makers the incredible benefit of having insight into how specific initiatives would impact department performance, clinician efficiency, and patient care. Being able to bring these department-specific insights to health system decision makers is incredibly beneficial in expediting the approval process for department initiatives.

Helping Clinicians and Patients Alike

ED Strategy Lab helps clinicians and administrators, and because patient care is tied directly to clinician efficiency, it also improves care delivery. While every emergency department at every health system is different, most all experience one common pain point: revenue loss from high walk-out rates. Too often, registered patients leave emergency departments untreated, resulting in time wasted and disgruntled patients. Luckily, ED Strategy Lab uses clinician data to identify initiatives that would reduce waiting times and overall length-of-stays, which, in turn, results in more patients being cared for, treated, and leaving satisfied with their care delivery.

Overall, Roundtable Analytics’ ED Strategy Lab is an immensely beneficial and powerful tool for administrators and clinicians alike. Being able to confidently know which operational strategies will maximize efficiency helps emergency departments align resources to demand and increase throughput. Ultimately, doing this gives health systems a clear path to improving the most meaningful thing of all: patient care. 

If you’d like to get in touch with Roundtable Analytics or learn more about ED Strategy Lab, click here to check out their site.