The set of tools that HCD has packaged into its EDW appliance makes it easy for Orlando Health to get quick results....
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 25, 2010
Health Care DataWorks, Inc.(HCD) an Ohio State University technology commercialization company, has signed a five year, multi-million dollar contract with Orlando Health to build the health care organization’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). HCD’s unique EDW appliance will provide Orlando Health unparalleled access to clinical, financial, operational and research data. That information can then be used to find meaningful ways to reduce the cost of the services they provide while increasing their quality of care.
"For some time now, we've been looking for a way to consolidate all of our heterogeneous data into a single location where we can do reporting, analytics and have a single version of the truth," said Rick Schooler, CIO of Orlando Health, a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region. "The set of tools that HCD has packaged into its EDW appliance makes it easy for Orlando Health to get quick results and build a foundation for the future without having to assemble the tools normally required to make an EDW successful."
“It was an easy decision to go with Health Care DataWorks" explains Orlando Health’s Chief Applications Officer Alex Veletsos. Veletsos says the adoption of HCD’s quality and meaningful use dashboard will provide both visibility into core measures and indicators important to their overall strategy and save the organization valuable time. “While we could have spent years building an EDW from scratch, HCD’s offerings provide us with the ability to save 18-36 months of time getting to the value delivery we expect from our EDW, and also provide us with a partner with deep experience in the healthcare provider business intelligence space.“
Health Care DataWorks has its roots in the Ohio State University Medical Center’s IT department where enterprise data warehousing began in 1997. Today HCD has the exclusive rights to OSUMC’s data model, a critical part of their “Enterprise Data Warehouse in a Box.” The appliance provides hospital and healthcare organizations numerous “dashboards” which give them the ability to track, alert and report data that is then used to achieve enhanced performance results.
“Hospitals typically have 100 or more disparate software applications that are used for various transaction-based workflows,” explains Dr. Herb Smaltz, HCD’s CEO. “When organizations are trying to assess the true root causes of substandard performance they have to manually pull data together from those applications which is incredibly time consuming. The technology developed at OSU and that HCD now offers, allows hospitals and health care organizations to quickly leverage the data they need to achieve better results.”
“I’ve had the pleasure and experience of working with a number of exciting and fast growing tech companies but I’ve never seen one with such a strong start-up team as Health Care DataWorks", expressed Jeffrey M. Wilkins, Chairman and CFO of Health Care DataWorks. Wilkins is the founder and former CEO of two publicly traded technology companies. Impressed with the opportunity and potential ahead of HCD, Wilkins joined the team. “I am confident that HCD has a tremendous future ahead of itself. What we can provide health care organizations is unsurpassed. I am pleased with the partnership with Orlando Health and anticipate industry leaders will turn to HCD for our technology, expertise and appliances.”
Health Care DataWorks, Inc. is a two-year old Ohio State University technology commercialization company that pioneered the “Enterprise Data Warehouse in a Box” for healthcare provider organizations. HCD has developed numerous dashboards and business intelligence applications that leverage the data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse thereby enabling health care organizations to quickly and cost effectively achieve better performance results. Therefore HCD can provide organizations higher quality healthcare and lower costs.
Health Care DataWorks is located in Columbus, OH.
Orlando Health is a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health care organization consisting of a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando, FL region. The organization includes the area’s only Level One Trauma Center for adults and pediatrics and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers specialty hospitals as well. Orlando Health’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine.
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