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MGMA20 | The Financial Conference

MGMA Corp LogoThe Financial Conference is always a great opportunity to connect with healthcare professionals to share the latest in analytics and the challenges organizations are facing today. This conference always sparks great discussions on strategies to run a more profitable and efficient organization. During these great discussions, PDS was able to share how our solutions can help with financial management, payer contracting analysis, business intelligence and revenue cycle management best practices.

Designing Reusable Data Models—Evolving Your Data Warehouse

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Learn about a data mart approach to building healthcare data warehouses to optimize data analytics and reporting without needing a long-term plan or large capital investment. Following best practice data modeling, “data mart” designs can help you build leverageable data sets to optimize reporting, blend data and correlate answers efficiently. Webinar will discuss the pitfalls of poor data modeling and the advantages of following best practice structures to build data marts that can be joined and reused to drive higher-level thinking. Results come from staging data effectively.

Webinar covers:

  • A best practice incremental approach to data modeling
  • The importance of designing data correctly
  • Understanding effective strategies for data modeling
  • Challenges and costs associated with poor data design
  • Delivering results through best practice data marts

Originally presented on Feb 26, 2020 by Practical Data Solutions’ Scott Everitt, PDS Vice President of Healthcare Solutions, and Sean Phipps, PDS Senior Programmer.

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MicroStrategy World 2020: Learning, Success, and a PDS Presentation


MicroStrategy World is always one of our favorite conferences. Michele Perry, PDS VP of Service Delivery & Web Analytics, enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with Ronald Lettieri, Associate Director of Finance & Analytic at SUNY Stony Brook Medicine. Michele and Ron hope that by sharing how powerful organization-wide self-service analytics can be, they’ll inspire other organizations to embrace the benefits of federated analytics. Beyond their presentation, Michele, Ron, and all attending members of the PDS team greatly enjoyed learning valuable information about what’s happening at the forefront of analytics technology during their attendance.


Merging Data From Multiple Systems: When 1 + 1 = 3

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Learn about the challenges of merging healthcare data from multiple software systems and about the need to build robust data models from the ground up so that users have full access to slice, dice, and drill to detail-based data with a few clicks.

Most organizations facing the challenge of blending data have either merged with a healthcare entity that uses a different billing system or are in the process of switching systems while concurrently reporting on the old system for a period of time.

During this webinar, you will see examples of data analytics reporting, blended data visualizations, as well as gain insight into PDS’ best practice, incremental approach, to ensure data is modeled appropriately for short-term and long-term success.

Originally presented on January 22, 2020 by Practical Data Solutions’ Russell Hendrickson, CEO, and Michele Perry, Vice President of Web Analytics.

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PDS Client Exchange Forum 2019 a Success!

PDS Client Exchange Forum 2019

November 12th-14th, clients joined us at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort | Orlando, FL for 3 days of focused healthcare analytics training, discussions and networking. Our motto is “Your data empowered…” but for 3 days, it was all about our clients empowered. The one-on-one time with customers…invaluable.

Our first day was all about PDS iMPower and PDS Dash – an exchange of best practices and keys to success. Tuesday evening, we enjoyed a networking reception.

We decided to take a more collaborative approach in 2019; after all, “Exchange Forum” was in the name. The second day of the conference focused on round-table discussions; clients learned from each other while PDS staff added their expertise to the conversation. Wednesday night we enjoyed Epcot and the spectacular evening fireworks.
This morning, we continued the round-table discussions and then forum wrapped up after a delicious lunch together.

The 2019 PDS Conference was all about sharing our ideas, our time, and an experience. Our clients and the PDS Team truly made the magic happen, and Disney’s beautiful Coronado Springs Resort was surely a plus.

We hope to see you at a future PDS user conference!

Denials: An Ounce of Prevention

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Learn how to analyze denials to determine causes, complications, and costs associated with the most common healthcare denied claims.

Claims denial rates in recent studies range from 6% to 21% of revenue collections within physician practices. While many of these denials can be effectively appealed and recovered, it's time-consuming, expensive, and can have a dramatic effect on cashflow and reimbursement rates.

In this webinar, we discuss data analytics techniques and how the visualization of data can provide a focused, insightful view of denials. We show how the use of strategic reporting and dashboards can prevent denials caused by in-house staff, documentation issues, and common charge entry or coding errors. Using initiatives brought into focus with data analytics tools, practices can realize substantial cost savings and improve operating efficiencies.

Originally presented on October 30, 2019 by Practical Data Solutions' Scott Everitt, MBA, Vice President of Analytic Solutions, and Becky Cook, Executive Consultant.

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Revenue Integrity Symposium 2019

Revenue Integrity Symposium v2As we return to the Northeast from Orlando, we hope you enjoyed visiting us at the 2019 Revenue Integrity Symposium and that you might have even learned something! If we missed you, we hope to catch you at a future conference.

MGMA19 | The Annual

MGMA2019 v2PDS staff enjoyed their experience at MGMA19 with three days sharing best practices in healthcare management. If you missed us, feel free to navigate to our webinar page to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We look forward to seeing you at future conferences.

Improving Patient Access with Visual Analytics

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Learn about patient access healthcare data analytics reporting and visualizations using Tableau, MicroStrategy, and Microsoft PowerBI.

The goal of any patient access initiative is fairly simple – to find capacity. Are your providers scheduling efficiently? Are they offering services at times and locations convenient for patients? How long does it actually take for a patient to get an appointment? Answering these questions is the key to achieving the goal.

In this webinar, gain insight into how to move from tables and queries to visually appealing interactive dashboards. Learn to identify areas with the greatest opportunities to increase capacity and improve patient access. Understand how incorporating data from external datasets for visualized reports tells the whole story and provides a focus for enhancement initiatives.

Originally presented on August 14, 2019 by Practical Data Solutions’ Scott Everitt, MBA, PDS Vice President of Analytic Solutions.

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Identify and Manage Hidden Denials Through Analytics and Visualizations

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Learn how to analyze denials data using analytics and visualizations to recover lost healthcare revenue.

In recent studies, claims denial rates ranged from 6% to 21% of revenue collections within physician practices. What is often not included in these rates are the hidden denials lurking within the details of the billing and reimbursement systems. Applying analytic techniques and visualization of data provides a focused view of denials and allows for the development of strategies to treat those reasons and quantify the results of recoveries and lost revenues.

In this webinar, we demonstrate how to analyze denials to determine causes, complications, and projected recoverable revenue. Using visualizations to illustrate causes and outcomes engages staff to become sleuths looking for new solutions.

Originally presented on June 19, 2019 by Practical Data Solutions’ Russell Hendrickson, CEO, and Becky Cook, Executive Consultant.

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PDS Attended MGMA19 | The Operations Conference

MGMA logoPDS Attended the MGMA19 | The Operations Conference from April 14 - 15, 2019 in Austin, TX.

This was the first year PDS attended and exhibited at MGMA's Operations Conference. The Operations Conference is centered on making the operations of individual private practice and large health systems more efficient through innovative patient-focused products, services and strategies. It was great to network and connect with the other attendees who shared their challenges and to discuss  PDS’ solutions with them.

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