Big Data Management

Network cablesFor more and more healthcare organizations, the growth of data is outpacing the ability of these companies to consume and obtain value from it. A significant majority of the data stored in an expanding set of applications (EMR, PACS/RIS, LIS, etc.) is unstructured and clinically/financially pertinent. Obtaining access to all of this data and extracting value from it, is critical to achieving improvements in patient outcomes and cost of care while reducing redundant procedures and taking advantage of statistically relevant trends. Additionally, there are many challenges facing the people responsible for the planning, development, implementation and administration of the systems that acquire, manage, retrieve and analyze data.

Our consultants will work with you and your staff to architect a solution, implement it in a manner that meets your strategic imperatives, and, over time, measure and optimize the program to ensure we are meeting the organization’s objectives. For hospitals and IDNs that have already invested in one or more IT systems, the Stowe Group team is available to streamline and improve the use of data. Because of the significant proliferation of unstructured data, many technical teams are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Our experts will work with you to breakdown the competing needs of your clinical staff and deploy tailored solutions at a departmental level. Longer term, we will develop a path to obtain enterprise algorithms to allow leadership to make decisions at a business/corporate level.

Common Challenges facing Our Clients

  • Exponential increases in the volume of data
  • More varied types of data (structured and unstructured)
  • Lack of adherence to a common set of standards
  • New business process requirements
  • Rapid changes in technology
  • Dysfunction between the technologists (system designers) and the clinicians (users)
  • Shortages in data management and architecture skills