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Unlock the Benefits of Clinical Data Repositories: Bring Added Value to Your Practice

The topics of data warehousing and business intelligence are most likely not at the forefront of medical professionals minds. However, the ability to access a clinical data repository (CDR) can make an astounding difference to patient care and clinic operations. A CDR is a database that collects information on a patient from a multitude of medical forms and charts and collates the data in a single location. Some of the most valuable benefits to expect from utilizing a CDR are highlighted below. 

Better Care & Treatment

Simply put, CDRs are vital to medical facilities because they contain crucial information regarding individual patients and provide easy access without the need to search multiple locations. These databases don’t just provide a “whole picture” view of their patients, but they also assist with the processing of new or transferring patients, allow medical facilities to track potentially contagious diseases, and monitor the use of certain medications.  

Real-Time Data from Diverse Sources

There are two features that define a CDR: the ability to draw data from different sources and to do so in real time. Rather than having to wait days or weeks to receive accurate information relating to a patient, doctors with access to data from a CDR can use it immediately. The ability to make updates in real time is a key factor that separates CDRs from other data-storage methods. In addition, transfers between facilities often run more smoothly due to the CDR’s ability to access information from a variety of sources.  

Improved Efficiency

Inefficiency is a problem plaguing virtually all businesses. However, it is critical for medical providers to reduce or eliminate redundancies or duplications in treatment and healthcare plans. CDRs cut down on internal inefficiencies by removing duplication through the collation process and updating all information in real time. This ensures that the members of a patient’s care team are informed of all procedures and issues avoiding the potential for overlapped treatments. 

Streamlined Encounters

When doctors and other medical professionals are free from double-checking facts and backtracking, they’re able to place focus on patient needs. This, in turn, can lead to streamlined encounters, and on a broader scale, improve a facility’s ability to reduce wait times and enhance turnover rates (among other KPIs). CDRs also give medical facilities a better grasp of their demographics. 

Improved Clinical Trials

Clinical data repositories are perfect for labs looking to run clinical trials. Since CDRs allow researchers to log, save and share data quickly, they eliminate a lot of the repetitive administrative work that slows the research process. 

Final Thoughts

Data analytics and warehousing are intricate processes, but they’re crucial for medical and healthcare businesses. At Amitech, we specialize in offering data analytics services, leveraging our years of medical industry experience to make healthcare better. Contact us here for more information.