Catholic Health Initiatives Implements PDS Patient Access Dashboard to Enhance Nationwide Staffing Allocation and Provider Utilization

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Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system, has added the PDS Patient Access Dashboard to the PDS PRISM Analytics suite of products already in place across multiple practice management systems nationwide.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system, has added the PDS Patient Access Dashboard (PAD) to the PDS PRISM Analytics suite of products already in place across multiple practice management systems nationwide.

PAD will enable CHI to gain greater insight into patient access in order to improve staffing allocation, scheduling decisions, and enhance patient access capacity. It provides a comprehensive scheduling dashboard and analytics without the need for complex data staging.

“We wanted to standardize data coming from multiple practice-management systems and channel it into a single report that could be distributed to multiple stakeholders in a timely manner,” says Bill Mowle, Director of Finance Management Systems for CHI. CHI implemented the dashboard in April 2013 PAD has already been incorporated into CHI’s Allscripts and EPIC environments.

Russell Hendrickson, President of PDS, explains, “We put PAD in place to provide CHI with basic staging of scheduling data – real data, not theoretical. From here, we can work on advanced methods and more complex solutions that will enable CHI to further improve patient access."

About CHI
Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The system operates in 18 states and includes 87 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two academic medical centers; two community health services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges and home health agencies. CHI is the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 90,500 employees.

About PDS
Serving the healthcare industry for over a decade, PDS offers a wide array of products and services for analytics, decision support, data warehousing, dashboarding and reporting. PDS clients include academic group practices, health systems and medical clinics. For additional information, please visit http://www.pds-online.com/.

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