In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, it has become increasingly important for hospitals to be able to use their data to create more cost-effective methods of providing superior care. Heartbase provides both clinical-only & merged clinical and financial solutions that align physicians and hospital networks with the trusted data and cutting-edge analytics they need to strengthen their research and propel them to the top of national rankings.

The hbAnalytics platform features various network, divisional/regional, facility, and provider-specific performance dashboards with patient-level drill-through. These dashboards typically include graphs, benchmarks (national, division/regional, & facility level), metric performances, contribution margin, COE goals, etc. By importing cost and charge data from the hospital’s billing system, these analytics can be enhanced to provide immediate feedback on the measures that deliver the most significant impact on your hospital’s bottom line. 

Please note: hbAnalytics is a separate platform from the hbRecon toolkit, as these reports and processes are not run into the hbAnalytics engine. However, they work in unison and query/use overlapping data sources.

Key Features

Executive Measure & Metric-based, including officially licensed Risk and AUC, scorecards with drill-through from the Network to Division to Hospital to Provider to Patient for ACC-NCDR & STS registry datasets.

Flexible & dynamic automated graphical representation of registry datasets with crosstabs and drill-through. Visual representations include various styles with finite controls of the themes.

Distribute dashboards through multiple channels, including URL HTML hyperlinks, direct Export to the MS Office Suite, CSV extracts, & more. Reports can be automatically distributed to authorized users via an embedded email server.

Optional integration of clinical registry data with coding & financial data to view reports by a variety of financial parameters, including Direct Cost, Contribution Margin, Procedure Cost, Case/Mix Index, Severity of Illness, & more.

Robust filtering by various categories, including by measure/metric, provider, procedure category, date, financial indicators, and more. Filter parameters can be saved and subscribed to, allowing users to rerun filter parameters easily.

Easily compare performance across a network, division/region, facility, and provider-level via various parameters.

Example Reports

STS ACSD Blood Product Utilization Report: Review utilization of blood products by Network, Hospital, and Physician – with ready-made graphs and patient-level drill-through. Breakouts by blood product (RBC, Platelets, Plasma, & Cyro) with patient-level drill-through are also available.

CathPCI Risk-Adjusted Measures Report: Review performance of CathPCI Risk-Adjusted measures with heartbase’s officially licensed risk-adjusted measure reporting. Drill into each metric by network, region, hospital, and provider with the 90th, 75th, 50th, 25th, and 10th percentile benchmarks. Perform side-by-side comparisons with metric graphs. Risk stratify each metric into High, Medium, and Low Risk, allowing for easy analysis of patients who met the measure but were categorized as low-risk!

After switching from a previous third party STS data warehouse vendor using DOS and having to wait for long periods of time on data reports, this has much improved our ability to input and analyze data, recognize trends, report out the data, and communicate opportunities for improvement in a shorter time frame. I am able to run my own custom reports within a matter of minutes and with just a few clicks.

Having real-time analytics allows our team to improve our healthcare providers' knowledge of the STS Registry's data elements and their documentation efforts, which leads to better valid, quality data. Our team is able to provide data reports and trends to healthcare providers and other key stakeholders in a timely manner for the identification of new data indicators/measures and the development of department plans, reports, process improvement projects, policies, and protocols. Together, all of these reasons lead to successful engagement and compliance by physicians, staff, and leadership. It has been meaningful to me to be able to see the dedication and accomplishments of our cardiovascular surgery team along the way, but most importantly, the improvement and success in patient outcomes and the health of our community!

Kathryn Ross, RN, BSN, Quality Review Specialist

Solution FAQ

Clinical data is refreshed daily; coding/financial data generally is refreshed weekly or monthly – this varies for each implementation.

Yes. Heartbase imports coding, cost, and charge data from the hospital’s billing system. The linked data is available from the heartbase hbAnalytics & hbRecon platforms, allowing immediate feedback on the measures and coding mismatches that significantly impact your hospital’s bottom line. View reports by various financial parameters, including Direct Cost, Contribution Margin, Procedure Cost, Case/Mix Index, Severity of Illness, & more.

Heartbase clients obtain a return on investment in the following ways: 1) Coding Reconciliation and Rebilling with hbRecon; 2) Process Improvements through the Merged Clinical + Financial hbAnalytics; 3) Automation of Abstraction Data via Interfaces & Extracts; & 4) IT Savings through heartbase Report Development and Application Support & Maintenance. Contact sales@heartbase.net to see how heartbase can provide your facility with a positive ROI.

Yes. Heartbase offers an officially licensed ACC-NCDR CathPCI Risk-Adjusted Measure (RAM) Module & AUC Module, which includes on-demand data entry scoring, standard hbReporting, and hbAnalytics.

The ACC-NCDR requires vendors to pay a separate license fee for the risk-adjusted measures – vendors are not required to license these measures. As heartbase officially licenses these measures, the ACC-NCDR provides specifications and associated changes on an ongoing basis. Heartbase verifies risk scoring matches with a group of heartbase facilities.

Yes, all of the hbAnalytics reports contain patient-level drill-through.

Yes, users can create custom dashboards within hbAnalytics or use the hbQuery Tool to create ad-hoc reports.

Customer Support

heartbase® is relationship-driven and prides itself on its comprehensive and personalized support, as our users can testify. Our solutions are 100% vendor-supported, meaning routine technical support, version upgrades, maintenance, training in database operation, and standard report writing are included with purchase. 

Our US-Based Support staff is accessible by phone, email, or through our online support ticket system, and provides timely and effective solutions to client requests. From assistance during a rapidly approaching data deadline, to educational sessions or customization, our support staff will be at your side every step of the way.

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