Magazine Article | June 24, 2015

Enterprise Data Warehouses Underpin Analytics

Source: Health IT Outcomes

Compiled by Neil Versel, Contributing Writer

Memorial Hospital’s CIO shares his strategy and best practices for establishing an enterprise data warehouse that is a “single source of truth.”

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, MS, went live with a new Cerner EHR in June 2014. Before the “bigbang” implementation, the hospital laid the groundwork for using the EHR for clinical and management improvement by building an extensive data warehouse and analytics framework with technology from Health Catalyst, a Salt Lake City, UT-based company that spun out from Intermountain Healthcare.

Here, Gene Thomas, VP of information systems and CIO at Memorial, discusses how the enterprise data warehouse works in tandem with the EHR and offers advice on how to build and implement such a warehouse.