The global healthcare industry is moving from a volume-based business to a value-based business. Consumers are demanding better quality and increased value and so healthcare providers and payers are under pressure to deliver better outcomes at an affordable cost. Smart IT solutions with comprehensive data analytics can enable this to happen. Healthcare is also a rapidly evolving field in which the data sets used for tracking and measuring clinical quality and evidence based care protocols continue to be refined as more knowledge emerges through research and clinical experience.
To adapt to this changing information environment, AxSys based Excelicare’s core data architecture on a dynamically extensible data model. This allows for new and diverse information to be collected, semantically aggregated and available for analytics in real-time.
Today, the majority of analytics tools utilise summaries of past events but using Excelicare users are able to utilise information not only in retrospect, but also for real-time actionable analytics at the point-of-care or workflow. For example, when a diabetic patient misses an annual check-up, this lapse would be recorded not only as a percentage of realised treatment (quality measure for reporting), but also as an alert to the physician (or patient) directly. The reporting modules in Excelicare are aware of the security, access control and care team constraints so sensitive information is always protected.
Excelicare can also help answer population health questions such as: What is the compliance of my congestive heart failure patients with yearly left ventricular ejection fraction performance? What percentage of my renal population is at risk for deteriorating to stage 4 chronic kidney disease? What percentage of my diabetic patients has received foot exam measures? What is the cost of treating the patient’s
diabetes during the past year?
The reporting and analytics functionality in Excelicare helps to track clinical quality indicators and manage deviations from care standards.