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MicroStrategy World 2016: Meet Our Industry Practice Advisors Team

Before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it.
- Albert Einstein

Pandera Advisory Services is committed to providing industry expertise and a proven collaborative approach to successful execution of our client’s initiatives. Primed with years of industry acumen and successful technology implementations, the Pandera Advisory team enables the execution of strategic solutions focused on operational process improvement while managing cost, scalability and usability.

Pandera Practice Advisors enable the delivery of complex and multifaceted solutions in today’s intricate business environment requiring innovative integration strategies that understand the ongoing interplay between business and an ever evolving technical environment. Understanding your business while mitigating regulatory and compliance constraints, shifting business priorities and strong political cultures, our advisor team brings the right mix of industry insight, technical expertise and user adoption strategies to position organizations to remain agile in a world of ever changing needs.

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Data Governance, Data Stewards and Data Custodians: What’s the Difference?

The healthcare system business and technology environment is pushing organizations to move beyond traditional, reactive and silo-based data management approaches to a managed – even predictive – approach that treats their clinical, operational and financial data as a strategic asset and uses it to create business value and advantage.

Traditionally, healthcare understood all too well what it took to manage assets such as treatment facilities, clinical staff, and patient relationships. However, when it comes to data, healthcare often fails to implement the responsibilities and accountabilities needed to manage it effectively. The result is deficiencies in data availability, accuracy, timeliness, protection and accessibility. Additionally, when employees aren’t certain who is responsible or where to go for data management, they begin to churn and become misdirected as to what is process related versus what is a technical deficit.

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Join us for the Carolinas MicroStrategy User Group Meeting

Join us in Charlotte, NC on September 30th at The Ritz-Carlton for the Carolinas MicroStrategy User Group Meeting. MicroStrategy customer speakers will be sharing their experience and knowledge. We will also be covering MicroStrategy 10, and Pandera’s own Josh Sutton will be discussing PIG scripting with Hadoop and Visual Insight. The meeting will conclude with vertical break outs for Healthcare and Retail, as well as one-on-one sessions available to answer any questions you may have about SDK, MicroStrategy training, or Big Data. Several lucky attendees will also walk away with free iPads.

Directly following the meeting, there will be a beer and wine reception, where you can connect and mingle with other MicroStrategy users, partners, and your account reps over drinks. (more…)

Angry Birds for Healthcare

I recently read an article from Ancestry.com on the most popular surnames by state. My interest was piqued while perusing social media and clicking one of those running tags whose headline typically says one thing, then ultimate ends up being a sales pitch for weight loss supplements. In reading the article however, I was struck by how social media is changing our impression of and approach to data analytics and business intelligence.

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Webinar Summary: How to Improve your CMS 5-Star Quality Rating

Those of us who work in Healthcare are very versed in the ways of changing government regulation, undefined or under defined requirements to meet these regulations and timelines that are either tough to meet or totally unrealistic. The multiple components of the Accountable Care Act, signed into law in 2010 meet all the undefined, changing timelines and then some.

The goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are pretty straightforward; to provide Americans with better health security by putting into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will:
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Learn How to Improve Your CMS 5-Star Quality Rating

The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help members compare healthcare providers. It is a balanced scorecard approach to consider the process-based performance as well as the customer service considerations experienced by each CMS plan’s members. In compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS providers have been tasked with reducing reimbursements by 14% nationwide beginning in 2017.

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What if?

So much of what we do in healthcare is about the “what if’s”—the educated guess, or even better, the SWAG. Facts we know to be true today prove to be unfounded tomorrow. More and more data becomes available on a daily basis as we improve technical proficiencies to disseminate the pieces and parts of how and why the human body works. It is a never-ending circle of evaluation and discovery.

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Healthcare Analytics: Hot Topics Webinar

Let us show you how Business Intelligence (BI) is the answer to your health industry challenges. BI can provide your organization a quick return on investment by building a foundation of analytics across your healthcare enterprise.

If you missed the webinar, watch the video below to learn how your data can help you:

  • Define your Population Health Strategy (PHS) for accountable care
  • Improve patient outcomes and performance with real-time analytics
  • Create physician performance tools to drive care and satisfaction

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Building Your BI Roadmap

This week we hosted our healthcare webinar educating our audience on how to build their BI roadmap. We believe creating a BI roadmap provides the framework for how business intelligence and analytics can be applied to specific challenges faced in the healthcare industry. As healthcare entities develop their long–term corporate vision, they are challenged with seeking avenues for continuous improvements to meet their patients’ needs as well as ensuring compliance with evolving government mandates and payment reform models. Building your BI roadmap can be broken down into the following steps:
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