How up-to-date performance data improves decision making at Urology Associates, P.C.
Every day, urology practices are inundated with practice and patient data. “It’s overwhelming and not targeted,” said Micail Samiere, Chief Executive Officer of Urology Associates, P.C., which serves Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding communities. "We routinely have three or more team members approaching the same challenge from different vantage points. They all get the same data-dump reports, but need different information. We were searching for an opportunity to help our people easily get the specific, up-to-date information they need to answer critical questions and make better decisions."
Traditional practice management systems aren’t the answer, because standard monthly reports provide only a retrospective snapshot. You can create ad-hoc reports in the interim, but the process is complex and time consuming—with no guarantee you’ll have the exact data you need.
“Getting information sounds so simple, but it’s so hard,” Samiere said. “Traditional practice management systems are a ‘black box’ that take a computer expert to understand and navigate. We wanted a more intuitive system that could give everyone easy access to information.”
The solution is Advanced Practice Analytics, from VitalSource™ GPO. It gives online users easy access to exactly the information they want, in the desired format. “This tool frees us from the data-dump reports and puts the precise data that each of us needs, right at our fingertips,” Samiere said.
For Urology Associates, Advanced Practice Analytics is a new opportunity to create insights across the practice’s clinical, operational and financial performance:
Tracking high-dollar drugs, via several dashboard tools:
Improving revenue cycle management:
The practice outsources accounts receivable management. While Samiere and her staff receive several standard monthly reports from the billing company, they can use Advanced Practice Analytics to gain faster access to information throughout the month.
“This will change physician behavior,” Samiere said. “Not only will they be more compliant with protocols, they can easily compare personal performance with their peers. Physicians will have immediate access to productivity and therapeutic trends, giving them more information and resources to succeed.”