"Our customers have been able to achieve tangible benefits through use of IMAT. These include the ability to reduce the cost of data management, reporting on quality measures and engaging communities to support Population Health Management Programs"
Integrated Medical Analytics Technology or IMAT Solutions stands apart from these standard solutions with its best-of-breed technologies that help organizations to personalize and tailor analytics products to fit their needs. Based on the innovative and patented technology from Perfect Search, a renowned provider of enterprise search solutions, IMAT provides actionable and valuable insights into an enterprise’s data, in a manner that is as easy and immediate as performing a Google search. The basis of the company’s solutions is its unique combination of strong domain knowledge; effective use of natural language processing tools; and expertise in data management. “We address the underlying problems of analytics in healthcare by focusing on traversing through vast amounts of data comprehensively to bring out information in real time,” says Garbe. Efficacy of offerings of IMAT roots back to its simple philosophy that, 'organizations cannot have business intelligence without data intelligence' instituted by Rob Marsh, VP, Product and Program Management, IMAT Solutions. “The ability to identify specific concepts and more importantly the intersections of these concepts across clinical data in real time is crucial.
New Approach to Analytics in Healthcare
IMAT’s solutions help customers to leverage on their existing investments in technology while gaining real-time, interactive access to all of their data— both structured and unstructured– for analytics purposes at the point of care.“Our customers have complete insight into structured data in the form of HL7, CCD, CCDA, DFT and EDI (Claims) and unstructured data in the form of transcriptions, admissions notes, discharge summaries, follow-up outpatient office visits, and consultation reports,” says Garbe. “Each of our customers is running the same version of our solutions, but they have configured it to meet their specific needs.”
In addition, the comprehensive tools offered by IMAT are adept in providing useful insights in a labor and time-effective manner. The foundational module, IMAT Foundation Services leverages patented indexing and search technology to deliver a 360-degree view of all data, and addresses the big data and interoperability challenges endured by healthcare organizations today. “The primary purpose of the Foundation Services is to provide our customers with data transparency and intelligence using intuitive tools that allow them to interact with their data in real time,” asserts Marsh. The firm’s HIPAA-compliant tool is highly efficient for data aggregation, normalization, indexing, and storage irrespective of format, source or type of data. Furthermore, the Foundation Services module incorporates terminology services that allow customers to cross map multiple industry code sets as well as define their own. As an example of their breakthrough results, IMAT was able to process over 1.8 billion records from 19 sources representing 20 million patients and identify cohorts in anywhere from 2 to 20 seconds—a dramatic improvement from the 20 hours it normally took.
IMAT Clinical Reports, on the other hand, performs comprehensive data analysis by taking input from data processed by IMAT Foundation Services. “With our patented indexing and search engine, even the most complex, ad hoc, multi-step queries, and reports can be run in real time,” says Garbe. Additionally, the solution aids users to journey through the high level aggregated data, all the way down to the patient and records level of detail in real time. Using insights from IMAT Clinical Reports, organizations can have an interactive charting and graphical representation of patients’ data to monitor clinical performance through IMAT’s Medical Analytics module. The module is a business intelligence solution that places up-to-date clinical information in the hands of providers via OLAP-like reporting tools to improve patient outcomes, ensure compliance and reduce the overall cost of healthcare.
To further streamline the patient management processes, IMAT Consolidated Patient Chart (CPC) brings together all patient encounters in a single user interface. The module presents a user defined summarized insight into the longitudinal care of patients and allows access to detailed information within a single “click”. With access to the most comprehensive data available, the CPC enables more accurate and timely identification of diagnosis, effective treatment, and improved outcomes for the patient.
Absence of any of the vital information can affect healthcare providers’ treatment decision.” The solution ensures that doctors and healthcare providers will have appropriate information at their fingertips in order to take actions based on real time data to improve the patient’s health.
Tangible Benefits of Using IMAT
“IMAT continues to deliver tangible benefits to our customers. These include the ability to reduce the cost of data management, reporting on quality measures, and engaging communities to support Population Health Management Programs,” remarks Marsh.
One of IMAT’s clients bring together a regional network of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, health departments, social service agencies and other organizations to provide cooperative, coordinated care through the Medical Home model. Bringing together such an ensemble of professionals was a strenuous task for the customer in terms of data management. The colossal volume of information compounded the task of converting the available data to be exchanged among the peers, performing QA, and normalizing output of data.
IMAT’s patented indexing and search engine enables even the most complex, ad hoc, multi-step queries, and reports to be run in real time