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Game Changing Ways to See Your Data

Even Better Data Better Decisions: Advanced Business Intelligence for Medical Practices

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From the Overview to Better Data, Better Decisions — The SQL: Using Business Intelligence in the Medical Practice

If you could have a daily one-page email highlighting critical metrics in your practice, what would be on that email? What do you need to see to drive growth and improve your practice’s bottom line? What would that email reveal about practice finances, patient care, upcoming appointments, or quality metrics? What if you could send a separate email to your providers, your managers, your front desk staff, or your nurses? What game-changing data would be on each email? What would change physician behavior the most? What would increase front desk collections, reduce days in accounts receivable, or deliver better patient care? How would each email align with your overall practice strategy?

What if you could customize daily, weekly, and monthly versions of these emails? What trends would become apparent? What new initiatives would finally take hold and change performance the most? What would you finally be able to see clearly? If emails were sent out each day that would identify potential discrepancies in data entry, how many claim or care errors could you quickly mitigate? How would that vision dramatically impact practice operations?

These questions should have you thinking about seeing your data differently; referring not just to seeing different data, but also in using tools to manipulate how the data is analyzed and presented, via customizable emails and dashboards. Medical practices across America are implementing ideas described in this book to see their data in new and exciting ways. This has resulted in more efficient, more profitable, more flexible, and more responsive medical practices that deliver higher-quality patient care.

Nate is once again on the cutting edge of the healthcare technology curve. The truth is, MS Excel can’t handle the new stream of big data and Access lacks the power and processing speed. SQL is the perfect solution as it combines the ability to manage massive databases with built-in mathematical and statistical formulae to make it through any analysis. And when it comes to business intelligence and the creation of custom reports and dashboards, SQL is the only game in town. Kudos to Nate for bringing his knowledge and experience as a SQL programmer to the forefront. This book is not just for data analysts and scientists, but for anyone in leadership that needs to take their business intelligence up to the next level.

Frank Cohen, MBB, MPA

Director, Analytics, Doctors Management LLC, Clearwater, FL

Nate Moore’s best-selling, Better Data, Better Decisions, just got turbocharged with new updated information to give medical practice
executives more of the tools and resources they need to manage with data in this turbulent environment. Nate’s new edition – Better Data Better Decisions – The SQL: Business Intelligence for Medical Practices, leverages his expertise and experience to present more real-world solutions to the problems, shortfalls and glitches that can plague attempts to manage vital information with systems that lack reporting or which necessitate trained data techs just to generate standard reports.

Elizabeth W. Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Principal, Woodcock & Associates, Atlanta, GA

Nate’s experience as a practice administrator, expertise in Microsoft Excel and SQL Server technology and his passion to share his knowledge with the industry makes him an invaluable resource to MGMA’s members. His newest book provides a road map to implement automated reporting to achieve next generation of business intelligence in medical practices.

Todd Evenson, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, MGMA, Englewood, CO