Analyze areas of interest to improve clinical and financial performance
PowerScribe 360 | Analytics allows you to expose untapped information inherent in years of clinical data. You can further explore your information from various business, clinical and research perspectives or identify trends, opportunities and potential issues quickly with familiar visualization techniques. You can analyze all operational aspects of your business including:
Measure radiologist and technologist productivity based on such factors as exam volume, modality, anatomy, and location. Generate metrics for modality usage patterns and macro usage patterns.
Compare finding and follow-up recommendation rates for radiologist and sub-specialty groups. Analyze report consistency and length combined with macro usage, dictation patterns and custom data entry.
Calculate report turn-around, from scheduled all the way through final status. Analyze turnaround based on radiologist, division, modality, location, time of day, patient class and report findings. Determine which locations within your department have room for improvement.
Trending and Forecasting
Analyze historic trends and predict future events. Determine the impact of additional modalities, radiologists and imaging center throughput on your practice. Analyze high-tech vs. low-tech ordering trends and referring physician volumes.
Lexicon Mediated Entropy Reduction
Lexicon Mediated Entropy Reduction, or LEXIMER, is a patented Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine designed for the medical imaging domain. LEXIMER provides data mining algorithms which extract structure, classifying unstructured radiology report text in real time as well as via batch processing. The resulting structured documentation is currently being utilized in the PowerScribe 360 | Analytics application for outcomes and data analysis.
How does it work?
Data passes through a number of stages in the LEXIMER process, including: phrase isolation, noise reduction, signal extraction and signal classification. Each stage plays a fundamental role in preparing the data for analysis.
- Phrase Isolation — includes scanning the report text and separating the content into phrases
- Noise Reduction — decreases the amount of non-clinically relevant information contained within the report
- Signal Extraction — pulls out the positive statements and recommendations from the clinically relevant phrases
- Signal Classification — organizes the extracted data and presents the information in a structured brief that translates to SNOMED for use in analytical calculations
Through the use of this powerful structuring and classification engine, institutions are better able to analyze and interpret extensive data archives.
Application of Recently Developed Computer Algorithm for Automatic Classification of Unstructured Radiology Reports: Validation Study
- Purpose — To validate the accuracy of Lexicon Mediated Entropy Reduction (LEXIMER), a new information theory-based computer algorithm developed by the authors for independent analysis and classification of unstructured radiology reports based on the presence of clinically important findings (FT, where T represents "true") and recommendations for subsequent action (RT).
- Conclusion — LEXIMER is an accurate automated engine for evaluating the percentage positivity of clinically important findings and rates of recommendation for subsequent action in unstructured radiology reports.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does PowerScribe 360 | Analytics impact my production environment?
A: PowerScribe 360 | Analytics allows your department to perform analysis anytime of day. Traditional reporting solutions rely on production systems and pull data as calculations are performed. Thus, most reporting is performed off-hours to avoid latency of running queries and the impact on the production environment. With
PowerScribe 360 | Analytics, all data is warehoused nightly on a separate server and routine calculations may be performed anytime and anywhere on the hospital network. PowerScribe 360 | Analytics puts fast, reliable results within your reach when you need it most.
Q: Does PowerScribe 360 | Analytics require our staff to learn a new programming language?
A: Traditionally, data mining and data analysis have been restricted to the most skilled programmers within an organization. PowerScribe 360 | Analytics eliminates the need to possess programming knowledge by offering a familiar drag-and-drop interface that anyone can learn. No database experience is required so any user can start tracking information and creating reports to make more informed decisions. More informed users’ means greater departmental efficiencies at all levels.
Q: Does PowerScribe 360 | Analytics provide “drill-down” capabilities?
A: In addition to a robust report authoring platform, PowerScribe 360 | Analytics ships with a web-based report viewer that allows users to share results with anyone on the hospital network. Publish projects to Microsoft® PowerPoint, Microsoft® Excel, XML or to your local website for report results distribution.
Q: How flexible is the reporting available with PowerScribe 360 | Analytics?
A: Conducting analysis with legacy reporting applications is often limited to pre-defined report formats and data elements. With PowerScribe 360 | Analytics, structured interpretation data allows your department to easily pull information needed when submitting for clinical trials, government grants, and quality bonus programs. For the first time, you can build reports based on interpretation specific data to analyze reporting variance and pinpoint areas for improvement.
Q: Is PowerScribe 360 | Analytics scalable?
A: Rest assured that as your practice expands, PowerScribe 360 | Analytics will scale to meet the growing demands of your organization. PowerScribe 360 | Analytics can warehouse decade’s worth of radiology data and accommodates even the most demanding volume of concurrent users. PowerScribe 360 | Analytics supports adding more data and additional users without a significant impact on speed or performance.
Q: How does PowerScribe 360 | Analytics integrate with other systems?
A: Data accessibility is a fundamental part of all business intelligence projects. With PowerScribe 360 | Analytics, data migration is simplified via a standard HL7 feed from your RIS or speech recognition reporting system
(PowerScribe 360 | Reporting).