Our Analytic Process

Data Processing
  • Data Identification
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Processing & Cleansing
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Modeling & Transformation
Data Science
  • Algorithm Prototyping
  • Algorithms Testing
  • Data Refinement
  • Data & Algorithm Verification
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Descriptive Data Visualization
  • Predictive Analytics & Tools
  • Discovery Analytics
Data Application
  • Clinical Insights
  • Custom Care Algorithms
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Financial Optimization
  • Patient Safety Improvements
  • Value Creation

Our Implementation Process

Typical Pathway to Customer Contract & Results…

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Sustainability

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Clinical & Financial Opportunity Review

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Detailed Assessment (Patient Care Areas, Financial, Regulatory)

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Comprehensive Roadmap & Opportunity Matrix

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Program Implementation

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Actionable Healthcare Analytics

There is incredible potential to use patient data to guide the treatment of future patients. Without the proper tools in place, however, the electronic medical record is little more than an endless electronic filing cabinet.

Apri Health prides itself upon working with hospitals and hospital systems to extract electronic medical record data (from any and all EMR vendors) and to transform it into actionable intelligence. Our proven areas of expertise include:

  • Electronic Medical Record Data Extraction Protocols
  • Deep Data Analytics
  • Secure Data Transfer & Storage
  • HIPAA-Compliance
  • Data Architecture
  • Mobile Application Design & Development

Apri Health is proud to offer our best in class data Hound series software packages: LabHound, CostHound BloodHound, Radiology CDS.

As part of our Actionable AnalyticsTM we provide full-service solutions that aid healthcare organizations in the extraction, organization, reporting, and translation into clinical practice of electronic medical record.

Driven by our constant desire to improve patient care, we help hospitals make the most of their data so they can provide the best healthcare value to their patients.

Cost Hound

Determining Healthcare Value (Outcomes/Cost) is often an elusive metric. Our CostHoundTM tool helps define the true cost of delivering care and compares it to critical and reportable outcomes.

If you don’t know the true cost of care delivery how will you direct resources appropriately, manage your patient population, and document Value.

Data Security

Apri Health uses TLS and HTTPS for all communication with our servers in compliance with NIST 800-52. All data is encrypted during transit and rest.

We use industry best practices NIST-recommended ciphers for the encryption for compliance. In addition to strict technical controls we also implement the following HIPAA safeguards and requirements:

  • Administrative Controls: workforce security, contingency plan, information access management
  • Physical Safeguards: workstation security, device and media controls

  • Technical Safeguards: access controls, audit controls, integrity, transmission security

  • Organizational Requirements: business associate contracts

  • Policy & Procedure Documentation: documentation, policy management

  • Security Provisions: case of breach notification, timelines, content of notification

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Clinical Benchmarking (National, Regional, Local)

Graph Analytics

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We harness the power of graph analytics to discover the unknown unknown.

By mapping relationships between complex data sets with relational high density, high volume data, we are able to create data insight and accurate predictive models.

Mobile Apps

  • TEG Clinical Decision Support
  • Apri Print
  • Radiology Clinical Decision Support

Clinical decision support (CDS), an early entrant to healthcare IT, can reduce mistakes in medication administration, encourage practice standardization, and reduce duplication or unnecessary performance of diagnostic tests.

When neatly integrated into an electronic health record platform, CDS can facilitate evidence-based clinical decisions. Built on a backbone of algorithms, rules and alerts, CDS is a cornerstone of patient safety, healthcare quality, and cost-effective care.

Congress upped the ante for CDS with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). Passed in April 2014, the immediate effect of the law was to forestall implementation of the SGR. Nevertheless, PAMA is not limited to issues of physician reimbursement. It also details a mandate meant to change physician behavior – specifically regarding the utilization of high-end imaging studies in the outpatient setting.

One of the nearly 40 sections of this law, Section 218, outlines an approach effectively aimed at decreasing utilization by encouraging adherence to specialty-vetted clinical practice guidelines for the ordering of these costly tests. These practice guidelines, or appropriate use criteria, are meant to drive the development and implementation of radiology decision support tools. This has become a major challenge to entities that provide radiology services – the mandate to provide CDSS to referring physicians.

Set to take effect Jan. 1, 2017, PAMA is reminiscent of the EHR Incentive Reimbursement Program (Meaningful Use). Since its inception, Meaningful Use has been a puzzle to most who practice radiology. MU’s core objectives comprise the build of a replete centralized patient health record. But, unlike other disciplines in medicine, EHR design does not conform to radiology workflow and process. With the passing of this law, PAMA is something of a declaration that RIS and PACS do not go far enough to improve the health of our patients and to decrease healthcare expenditures.

A close reading of the law reveals three parallel strategies:

  1. Ordering physicians must confirm that the appropriate use criteria are consulted when ordering CT, MRI, nuclear and PET studies. Important to note is that adherence will not be required. However, it will be measured by CMS.
  2. Providers of radiology services will be required to offer CDSS to ordering physicians. The law explicitly states that physicians who provide diagnostic interpretation will be paid only for those claims that confirm a certified CDSS was used.
  3. Those ordering physicians identified as outliers as measured by CMS in 2018-9 will be subject to a prior authorization process beginning Jan 1 2020.

Reference: http://www.carestream.com/blog/2015/10/21/relationship-between-clinical-decision-support-systems-cdss-radiology-must-evolve/

  • Laboratory Test Utilization Clinical Decision Support
  • Cost of Care Tool
  • Virtual Anemia Clinic

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