Chelmsford, Mass.—February 17, 2015 As more and more information was being requested from the IT department, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center (“Southeastern Med”) knew it was time to find a solution that would provide better real-time, historical and graphical representations of data. Southeastern Med turned to next-generation visual analytics technology from Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) to help track and report on hospital infections, improve physician performance, and identify trends in treatments.
An acute healthcare center serving some 4,000 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients, Cambridge, Ohio-based Southeastern Med needed more reporting capabilities than the current solution could provide. Their current business intelligence (BI) technology system, Medisolv, had a niche but was limited to specific types of data only from Meditech. When staff found that the system was unable to bring in varied data sources or deliver meaningful visualizations to get actionable insights, the hospital turned to Datawatch.
Using Datawatch, Southeastern Med is able to create and share powerful visualization dashboards that integrate data from previously inaccessible PDF reports to provide a more complete view of who, when, and where infections occurred. It offers the information and insight needed to better track and report on Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) occurrences, which affect more than 720,000 acute care patients and cost U.S. hospitals $9.8 billion annually.
Similarly, the hospital’s Endoscopy Unit and Cancer Center were spending 15 hours per week generating limited reports on procedures such as endoscopic polyp removals. With Datawatch, rich visualizations are now created in minutes that reveal unexpected outliers and trends in the data that lead to deeper visibility into the process of how cancer treatments are administered.
The hospital also uses Datawatch to visualize physician performance through dashboards. The application enables hospital administrators to visualize trends and create scoreboards around the cost and success rates of individual physicians. The Datawatch dashboards help administrators develop solutions for improving best practices.
“The ability to quickly and easily visualize data that has eluded us for years will have a big impact on the quality of healthcare we are able to deliver as we develop more reporting and visualizations with Datawatch,” said Clark Carpenter, infrastructure supervisor at Southeastern Med. “Datawatch is also saving us money. We expect the return on investment for the technology will be realized in less than a month.”
The Datawatch visual analytics platform is a quantum leap forward from traditional BI tools that typically provide static dashboards of charts and graphs drawn from limited sets of structured, historical data. The technology provides an interactive, intuitive visual analysis environment that
lets users at any business level quickly access and prepare any data from any source to identify patterns and outliers, get answers on the fly and gain new insights in true real time.
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides the only platform for visual analytics to leverage any data at any speed – delivering valuable insights for improving business. The unique ability to acquire, prepare, and transform data from structured and multi-structured sources such as PDF and log files, as well as real-time streaming data, into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data at any speed sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at datawatch.imarc.io/free-trial.
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