PDS' Education Program offers a wide array of training options to suit your healthcare reporting needs.

PDS offers a variety of ways to help you learn how to maximize your usage of PDS solutions through Presentation Sessions, Academy Training, and Custom Training.

Presentation Sessions

PDS Presentation Sessions provide a high-level overview and understanding on PDS products and healthcare topics. Generally 45 minutes in length, these sessions are designed to get users acquainted with PDS best practices while increasing understanding of how to maximize the value of PDS solutions.

Academy Training

For clients seeking more specificity and in-depth training than is offered in our presentation sessions, we offer Academy Training on PDS applications. These classes are also taught on leading analytics platforms such as IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy and Tableau. Further, we have advanced classes on specific management strategies for increased returns, productivity, and improved performance. Presented in a lecture-style format using PDS’ healthcare data set, Academy Training allows you to follow along with your data and tools. Academy Training is a great way to refresh your skills or start as a new user.

Custom Training

Custom training is available upon client request or for new clients as part of implementation. These classes deliver the most in-depth and hands-on experience in the PDS Education Program. Client-specific classes are highly interactive with time given to specific exercises with your organization’s data set. We can design a specific curriculum for your organization’s unique needs. For more information on custom training or pricing, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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September 2019

  • PDS iMPower I - Academy Training*

    September 17, 2019

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. During Class I, learn to navigate through the tool, create new reports and perform basic report options (sorting, drill-to-detail, working with pivot buttons, page by and filtering) as well as how to export data.

  • PDS iMPower Report-on-Report - Academy Training*

    September 18, 2019

    Do you need help with complex user requests like “Find all patients who had CPT 99381 in January and report all additional procedures since then” or “Patients who had a surgery visit and did not have a follow-up within three months?” Report-on-Report training is for you! During the class, learn how to create a report as a filter for another report. The class will walk through several scenarios which will allow you to learn the key steps for creating these advanced reports. Perfect for “who had this but did or didn’t have that” type of reporting.

  • PDS iMPower II - Academy Training*

    September 19, 2019

    Get started with PDS iMPower, our web-based analytics solution powered by the MicroStrategy BI suite, by learning the basics necessary for analyzing data in reports. Class II will expand on report options with topics including grouping data (derived elements), totals, calculations and report formatting.

  • PDS Advanced Denials - Academy Training*

    September 23, 2019

    Management of denials is not always exciting to discuss, but when left unchecked, denials can lead some organizations to lose up to 20% of their reimbursement. Additionally, the staff and resources required to rework and appeal denied claims can create significant costs and inefficiencies. The use of analytics and focused dashboards is critical to communicate effectively across the organization and highlight immediate needs for focus. In this training, you will learn how analytics and dashboards can identify critical problem areas; detail which charges are being denied, which payers are the primary deniers of your claims and what the reasons are for the denials; and identify abnormally high volumes of denials which demand immediate attention. In addition, we will discuss how analyzing patterns of denial resolutions can be used to provide organizations with the information they need to more effectively appeal claims and prevent charges from being denied upfront. We discuss steps and strategies organizations can take to implement changes in process and procedures. Learn ways organizations deal with physicians, payers and patients to help make claim submission as clean as possible and ensure your practice is getting paid appropriately.

  • PDS iMPower Advanced - Academy Training*

    September 24, 2019

    Whether you are a new or existing iMPower super (professional) user, the iMPower Advanced Academy Training course will cover the topics needed to create advanced reports. During the class learn how to create non-cube reports and utilize advanced filters. Learn to create prompts which allow users to easily filter reports on the fly. Custom groups will be reviewed to allow you to group attributes in various ways to bring your report creation to the next level. A variety of advanced formatting options will be reviewed, including advanced thresholds, providing the flexibility to personalize your reports based on an attribute or metric qualification. Learn to schedule reports through subscription services, automating the delivery of reports you regularly generate.

  • PDS iMPower Visual - Academy Training*

    September 27, 2019

    Get started with PDS iMPower Visual by learning the skills you need to create visual web dashboards. During the class, you will learn to navigate through the visual tool and the key steps to creating a visual web dashboard, as well as functions to enhance the dashboard with filters and interaction for quick analysis. In addition to these skills, you will learn to leverage PDS iMPower Visual by combining multiple datasets into a single visual web dashboard.

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