Sometimes...Small is Better...
The term "Big Data" refers to extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.
“Small Data” is ‘small' enough for human comprehension. It’s data in a volume and format that makes it accessible, informative and actionable. Small Data tools are usually more affordable and faster to customize.
EIMA is a boutique information management firm specializing in small data solutions for healthcare organizations serving a B2B and B2G role.
How can we serve you?
EIMA can assist when your organization:
The Power of Small Data in an FQHC
We specialize in building Access Databases. A database can store information for easy access and use. Each database begins with a purpose which forms the foundation for the concept bringing the individual database objects together to form an intelligent database. EIMA customizes intelligent databases to provide better and easier access to information. Databases can be utilized for a number of purposes including decision support, quality improvement, business development, regulatory reporting or correspondence with patients.
An intelligent database can assist your organization with meeting goals, data management needs and reporting requirements for key initiatives, including:
o Medical Home (MH)
o Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
o Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
o Meaningful Use (MU)
o Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
o Pay for Performance (P4P)/Value Based Purchasing o Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
Documents are created to display information. Similar to databases, each document starts with a particular purpose. EIMA conceptualizes the document layout and creates templates designed to work seamlessly with the dynamic data forming its foundation. Purposeful, clear and consistent presentation is the key. Some documents include productivity reports to funders, mandatory statistics, detailed data submissions to program coordinators, dashboards or working tools to track progress on an application for accreditation.
In order to benefit from your data, an infrastructure must be in place and include standard reporting and data management processes, documentation, a qualified team dedicated to quality and accuracy and willing to build and maintain a good rapport with end users, clinical and non-clinical. The team at EIMA has the experience to assist you in building this infrastructure.
Often your best tools are right on your desktop! EIMA can assist you in bringing your information to life with these tools.