Overcoming Healthcare Data Challenges With CTG’s DataOps Solutions
Jan 12, 2022
Healthcare organizations have been using information to revolutionize their operations for years, converting raw data into actionable insights that provide a deeper understanding of their businesses and the market. As the volume and variety of data grow, however, that task becomes more challenging. From patient demographics and medical notes to clinical recommendations and billing, all of the data that healthcare organizations now collect makes healthcare data management far from a small undertaking.
Creating additional healthcare data challenges, and adding greater complexity to enterprise data management, is the rate at which many healthcare systems acquire healthcare facilities. Each one brings its own electronic health record(s), data warehouses, and data marts. If those EHRs and analytic data repositories remain siloed, the information becomes very difficult to reconcile and use. Many organizations then leave the data sitting in a repository and hope that someone on staff can parse it into something worthwhile.
Proper Healthcare Data Management
The purpose of enterprise data management sounds simple enough: to ensure the reliability, accuracy, and accessibility of data. But the process requires very skilled, hard-to-source, and expensive professionals such as data and business intelligence architects — which can make proper healthcare data management cost-prohibitive.
CTG’s DataOps Solutions, on the other hand, include a managed services offering that provides healthcare organizations with a team of skilled resources to manage their data plumbing, from quality assurance to integration, for a monthly fee. This option is a more economical and predictable means of sourcing such scarce and expensive resources. It also offers the advantage of two differentiators distinct to CTG’s approach to DataOps:
1. Data acquisition and integration
Ingesting healthcare data from multiple data sources can be problematic, especially when the task entails large sums of complex, often-siloed information. CTG leverages our partner Wyntec’s A2B Data™ platform to move data seamlessly and securely from any source to a target location, reducing code and securing a valuable metadata partner.
2. Data Stewardship
CTG provides data stewardship as a service. To ensure proper healthcare data management, business and technical data stewards begin by profiling data to identify quality issues before moving it upstream. Should the data feed quality come into question, stewards work with healthcare systems to remediate issues at the source. Organizations can rely on the Data Quality Dashboard to monitor and maintain data integrity at all times.
CTG deploys these solutions within a few weeks rather than a few months, and this lightning-fast implementation translates into lower costs. Industry-standard encryption techniques also ensure the highest data quality and security, whether on-prem or in the cloud. With these capabilities, data providers can get closer to the end goal of providing valuable analytics at the point of care—while remaining compliant with value-based care contracts and population health management.
To learn more about CTG’s managed service offering, get in touch today.
John Walton is a CTG Client Solution Architect and consulting professional with more than 35 years of IT experience spanning multiple disciplines and industries. He has more than 20 years of experience leading data warehousing, business intelligence, and data governance engagements. He has extensive experience working with a broad range of healthcare and life sciences organizations including IDNs, national healthcare payers, regional HMOs, a global pharmaceutical company, academic medical centers, community, and pediatric hospitals.