The Benefits of Data Warehouses
Data is one of our client’s most important resources and thus, the maintenance of a secure, optimized, scalable, integrated and accessible system should be the highest priority. Integrating data from various sources available to an organization will assist in performing analysis and reporting, as well as to accelerate business growth and help Leadership analyze past, present and future state.
Let us discuss the journey of fictional healthcare organization HealthABC into a Data Warehouse standard.
HealthABC offers a variety of Health Care, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Case Management and Homeless Outreach programs to some of city’s most vulnerable patients. These programs use separate systems to track different types of data for disparate purposes; this makes reporting and analyzing the data difficult and time-consuming.
Additionally HealthABC is required to submit Uniform Data System (UDS) reports to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) each year to receive funding for these programs; this requires manually merging and formatting data extracts in Excel to produce the data for the UDS reports.
The UDS report creator then reaches out to system owners to request data and, once this data is received, needs to manually integrate everything. After data integration, the quality of the data needs to be verified before report prep can continue; if an issue arises, the data owner must be contacted and so on, cyclical and lacking efficiency.
This process must be followed for every report that needs to be prepared across systems; tiresome and loathsome to say the least.
Rather than following the above process, however, HealthABC inquired after The Joxel Group’s brilliant technical staff!
The Joxel team worked diligently with HealthABC’s stakeholders to understand the desired future state of their data integration, developing a roadmap to obtaining it and set about delivering a solution that automates data imports from different systems, performs validation as requested by business team and loads the clean data into a centralized repository.
From here, the Joxel team will be able to generate ad hoc reports or create reports in the reporting tools that are frequently used by the organization, and also set about training HealthABC report creators on how to properly utilize their newly integrated data streams for maximum efficiency and reportability.
The end result is a highly functional solution to a systemic issue, solving the issues in fragmented data sources and excessive manual intervention.