Healthcare News August 15, 2012

  • Cedars-Sinai Health System Selects Health Care DataWorks for Clinical Data Warehouse and Healthcare Analytics

     Health Care DataWorks has entered into a multi-year agreement with Cedars-Sinai Health System to provide business intelligence solutions that improve data analysis and enable more informed decision making.  All of the details are below.  CSHS is the latest leading healthcare organization to turn to Health Care DataWorks for their Clinical Data Warehouse,  joining systems such as Orlando Health, Essentia Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas all of which are already relying on HCD’s solution to provide actionable knowledge to improve quality while cutting costs.

    The partnership is the latest in which a leading healthcare organization has turned to Health Care DataWorks for business intelligence solutions that improve data analysis and enable more informed decision making.

    Columbus, OH (July _, 2012) – Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) is entering into a multi-year agreement with Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS) to provide its KnowledgeEdge™ Enterprise for the health system’s Clinical Data Warehouse.

    CSHS will rely on HCD’s solution to broaden access to information, providing actionable knowledge to improve quality while reducing costs.  The agreement marks the latest partnership in which a leading healthcare organization has turned to Health Care DataWorks for market-leading business intelligence.

    Additionally, as part of the agreement, Cedars-Sinai and HCD will work actively together to drive innovation.

    “While we could have built the Clinical Data Warehouse ourselves over a period of many years, HCD provides us with the ability to fast track our project in a way that would not be possible otherwise, putting us in position to realize the benefits more quickly,” explained CSHS CIO Darren Dworkin.  “We look forward to our team working with HCD to create a broad and seamless view of our clinical data for easy analysis and decision making.”

    The Clinical Data Warehouse will aggregate and organize disparate clinical and financial data, helping Cedars-Sinai to make decisions to improve quality of care and achieve operational efficiencies.

    “We are aggressively building new products in anticipation of the needs of our clients, and the partnership with Cedars-Sinai is a testament to the value we can bring organizations that are facing ever-evolving pressures to reduce costs while improving patient care,” said Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, Health Care DataWorks CEO. “We’re excited to have another world-class organization using KnowledgeEdge™ to support its analytics needs.

    “This relationship demonstrates what our offering can do  not only for our large clients that often have dozens of data producing systems above and beyond their EMRs, but also for clients of all sizes that are looking to leverage the tremendous amount of data being created as they complete the implementation of their EMRs.  In our mind, healthcare analytics are for everyone.”

    Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

    Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit

    Cedars-Sinai Health System

    Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest, not-for-profit academic medical centers in the western United States. Renowned for the highest quality patient care and for its innovative research and education programs that make significant contributions to medicine and science, Cedars-Sinai has more than 900 licensed beds, 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians on its staff. It consistently is named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, with 12 specialties nationally ranked in 2012. For the past 20 years, it has been chosen Los Angeles’ Most Preferred Hospital by participants in the National Research Corporation’s independent survey of Los Angeles residents. Cedars-Sinai has received three consecutive Magnet designations for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, making it the hospital with the longest-running Magnet designation in California.

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    2. New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services Selects Health Care DataWorks for a Clinical Data Repository Solution
    3. Health Care DataWorks, leading provider of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Analytics Solutions for Healthcare Organizations, Receives Meaningful Use Certification

  • Obama camp: Ryan’s Medicare plan a ‘game changer’ in Florida

    The Obama team argues Paul Ryan’s proposals “have the potential to immediately erode” Mitt Romney’s advantage with seniors.

  • Sen. Wyden: Romney healthcare plan undermines Medicare reform

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) continues to distance himself from the Romney campaign’s Medicare plan, which is based on a proposal he wrote with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

    Romney’s Medicare plan is essentially the same as the proposal that Ryan and Wyden introduced earlier this year — and Romney has often cited Wyden’s involvement to argue that his plan has bipartisan support.

    But Wyden, already facing criticism from his own party for working with Ryan, said the Romney-Ryan plan is a far cry from what he endorsed.

    “The Romney approach completely pulls the rug out from under the poorest and most vulnerable seniors,” Wyden said in an interview with Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein.

  • Romney ad says Obama took from Medicare ‘to pay for ObamaCare’

    Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new television ad Tuesday blasting President Obama on Medicare, the latest in a string of offensive maneuvers intended to inoculate the Republican ticket on the issue after the addition of Paul Ryan as the vice presidential nominee.

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