113X–The Big Picture: Leveraging Visual Management Dashboards to Drive Positive Outcomes in Outpatient Operations

Wednesday, March 30th
8:45am10:15am

About the Session

Aligning operational oversight with leadership’s vision is crucial for success in any industry, and healthcare is no exception. Translating front-line data into high-level overviews is often a daunting task, with many opportunities for miscommunication and loss of information fidelity across an organization. We have all heard the statement “data is king”; however, it is only helpful when it is accurate, timely and readily available. In a recent HIMSS Analytics Survey, 71% of healthcare CIOs reported discrepancies in their organization’s data, with just 1 in 4 leveraging data at an executive level daily. Recognizing the need to ensure a strong data and analytics platform, the Columbia VA Health Care System has worked to overcome this disparity over the past several years, leading to national recognition as a leader in the development and implementation of healthcare informatics. This presentation will share valuable information on the principles and processes we employ to turn leadership information needs into user-friendly, yet information dense, informatics applications; highlight multiple real-world cases detailing the development, deployment and daily utilization of informatics products for operational oversight; engage attendees throughout the presentation to help them gain a better insight into how effectively their current data platforms are being leveraged; and present several best practices that can be readily adopted in any healthcare system. Upon completion of this program, attendees will understand common information pathways from front-line data generation to “big-picture” overviews and the potential pitfalls along the way; have increased insight into how reliable and purposeful healthcare informatics can help shape daily decision-making and long-term strategic planning using innovative platforms; and be better able to articulate their strategic direction when guiding development or contracting of informatics needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate and critique your organization’s use of data to determine effectiveness in disseminating vertically and horizontally for optimal integration.
  • Plan, design and structure future data platforms for optimal spread of information across your organization.

 

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Presented By

David Omura, DPT, MHA, MS

Director/CEO
Columbia VA Health Care System

Hugh Welch

Management Analyst
Columbia VA Health Care System

Bobby Marshall

Management Analyst
Columbia VA Health Care System