Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) management groups are increasingly reliant on data to boost profitability, reduce inefficiencies, meet regulatory requirements, and deliver better patient care. However, managing data in surgery centers can be a daunting task. From operation data points to clinical outcomes, a tremendous amount of data is generated daily, all housed in several different systems, each with its own structure. One solution to this challenge is to bring all that data into one centralized location, a process known as data integration. Let’s explore how data integration can boost your surgery centers’ data management.
Improved Data Accessibility
Gathering data from different sources often results in time spent retrieving the data from each source and mapping it to the same format. This process can be time-consuming, especially when managing different surgery centers with different workflows and data collection practices. Data integration can make accessing and using data from all centers simpler. You can avoid going through various systems for data by consolidating all your data into one location. With data integration, managing access to the data is also simplified. Instead of granting your data and reporting team access to multiple systems, you have the option to streamline user security by only giving access to one common location.
Enhanced Data Quality
Data integration ensures information is reliable, consistent, and comprehensive from all sources. This is crucial in the ASC industry because accurate data is vital. Integrating data from many sources makes it possible to guarantee all patient data is correct and consistent, which raises the standard of patient care. When data is integrated, you can be confident that your decisions are well-informed and supported by trustworthy data.
Enhanced Data Analysis and Visualization
ASC management groups desire to use data to inform their decisions. As a result, there is value in turning raw data elements into actionable insights. Data integration facilitates the analysis of data from various sources. Having one core repository of data involves structuring the data in a way that the different data points can relate to each other. When data is integrated, Business Intelligence (BI) tools can display trends and patterns that would otherwise be challenging to find if data were dispersed across many systems, making it easier for key stakeholders to make data-driven decisions and recognize areas for improvement.
Integrate Your Data with a Solution Built for ASCs.
HST Data Stream, the first HST Data Services product, is a powerful tool that will integrate your HST data under one location and allow ASC management groups to access all their raw data in real time. Under HST Data Stream, data is:
- standardized to improve data quality
- securely connected to your data warehouse to ensure ease of access and secure your organization and patient information
- available to connect to business intelligence tools, thus, facilitating data visualization via your own dashboards and reports
- more insightful because other data sources can be combined with HST data to complete a comprehensive view of facilities’ operational, financial, and clinical health
Used by a growing number of ASC management groups, HST Data Stream is a powerful data integration tool for the ASC industry.