Dell and Microsoft collaborate to deliver an analytics, informatics, business intelligence (BI) and performance improvement solution designed specifically to meet the needs of community hospitals through an affordable, subscription-based model.
Delivered by Dell as a hosted online service, the solution combines Microsoft Amalga, an enterprise health intelligence platform, with Dell's cloud infrastructure and expertise in informatics, analytics and consulting.
The new offering will be developed in collaboration with Stellaris Health Network, a community hospital system that consists of Lawrence Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and White Plains Hospital. Together these hospitals will serve as the first foundation members in the solution development process.
Community hospitals will have access to targeted, focused views of consolidated patient data from source systems across the hospital, enabling organizational leaders, clinicians and physicians to rapidly gain insights into the administrative, clinical and financial data needed to make ongoing operational decisions. This information will further enable hospitals to provide patients with advancing levels of high-quality, evidence-based care. In addition, the solution will provide add-on, business-focused apps.
The initial app (The Quality Indicator System or QIS) will also play a key role in helping community hospitals manage quality indicator reporting requirements as mandated by CMS, The Joint Commission and the new meaningful use measures now mandated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.