Nothing tells a more compelling story than a happy customer. This is why we are excited to have Ochsner Health System join us during HIMSS. Jonathan Stevenson, Director of Analytics and Data Management, will be in Informatica booth 5005 sharing the Ochsner Health System accountable care plans, the analytics vision, success to date and lessons learned.
Ochsner Health System is Southeast Louisiana’s largest healthcare delivery network with eight hospitals, thirty eight health centers, over twelve-thousand employees and hundreds of applications. This data resides in disparate clinical and operational data silos. This is a challenge for an organization that has been chosen to be one of the early shared savings program participants. The requirements for success include knowing what’s happening with patients outside of the four doors of Ochsner, forming community best practices and knowing where patients are seeking care.
These requirements have created an increased demand for analytics and Ochsner has swiftly recognized that trustworthy analytics are 95% data and 5% process + practice. With data playing this significant of a role, Ochsner has begun to treat it as an enterprise asset – giving it the same visibility and governance as other enterprise assets.
Jonathan has been at the center of this activity and will be sharing lessons learned including how they got buy in and the tools that they implemented. Jonathan will also speak about his go forward strategy for becoming a successful ACO. Ochsner believes that 99% of success will be based on the integration and presentation of data.
Fortunately, Ochsner began to operationalize data as an asset early on in their Epic implementation; implementing the Informatica data integration platform to migrate data from over 38 clinical applications into Epic. With this platform in place, Ochsner was able to foster collaboration between IT and the clinical and business analysts and to create confidence in the quality of data. Hear a little from Jonathan on that here via this You Tube video. Having this platform in place offers the ability to rapidly integrate information to meet the external information sharing demands.