Mining Practice Operational Data in Less Traditional Ways

September 14, 2012

Video: Radiology groups might be surprised at how much operational data is available. Regents Health Resources’ Brian Baker talks less-obvious ways to compare data.

 

Mining operational data can help a radiology practice identify areas for improved efficiency. But where does all that data come from?

“It’s coming from your systems today,” said Brian Baker, president of Regents Health Resources.

You might be surprised just how much data you have available to you, and what it can reveal when compared in less-obvious ways, Baker said.

For example, practices usually analyze procedures that were billed compared with payment collected. But comparing what was performed with what was billed can reveal even more insights, he said. By measuring traditionally integrated systems against each other, even more data and analysis becomes available.

In this video, Baker discusses where the practice operational data comes from and the less obvious ways to analyze the data.