Healthcare Analytics Lead to Excellence 

If you're like most healthcare companies, RCM complexities, disparate clinical and financial data, and a lack of real-time performance metrics are hindering your growth and profitability.

Blue Margin has a proven track record of helping organizations utilize their data to meet the unique challenges of the modern healthcare system.

Combine your financial, operational, and clinical data to:

  • Improve scheduling and capacity planning
  • Reduce unplanned re-admissions
  • Increase RCM productivity
  • Optimize supply-chain management

Join top-performing healthcare organizations by utilizing your data to gain a competitive advantage, improve patient outcomes, and minimize costs.

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Azure SQL – Data Management Made Easy

It's Centralized

Data Management Platform and Data Architect

It's Centralized

Corralling your data into a single source of truth enables you to trust your data again.

It's on Azure

Azure SQL Consulting

It's on Azure

With your data infrastructure on the cloud, there's no need for massive investments and expertise.

It's Consistent

Azure SQL Consulting

It's Consistent

"Mashing-up" data creates chaos. A warehouse optimizes your data for easy reporting.

It's Foundational

HDInsight Consulting

It's Foundational

A data warehouse is the foundation that will flex and scale for world-class reporting.

Business Intelligence For Healthcare

Microsoft's Best-in-Class BI

To ensure healthcare data becomes a value-producing asset, Blue Margin specializes exclusively in Microsoft’s BI stack, including Power BI (which Gartner and Forrester have both recognized as best-in-class).  We have 11 MCSAs and 7 MCSEs (Microsoft's highest credential for an individual) on our staff.

Business Intelligence For Healthcare

Single Source of Truth

To drive operational excellence from the top, healthcare leaders need assurance everyone in the organization is aligned around the same measurable goals.  Blue Margin follows a comprehensive data validation plan to unite executives, providers, staff, and payers through a shared, trusted view into performance.

Business Intelligence Dashboard Design, Business Intelligence Consulting

Dashboard Creation and Deployment

Creating high-impact, easy-to-adopt dashboards is equal parts art and science. It's what we do best.

Business Intelligence For Healthcare

Better Insight with Industry-leading reporting templates and bench-marking

Make better decisions and improve outcomes with industry-standard, and organization-specific KPIs, including:  revenue cycle management, payer-mix, facility utilization, provider availability, length-of-stay, re-admissions, patient satisfaction, and profitability.

HDInsight and Azure SQL Consultant

Support and Maintenance

We offer ad-hoc support via phone, email, and video conference. Quick questions, big problems, or mysteries solved - we'll keep you rolling.

Business Intelligence For Healthcare

Take Action in Real Time

In contrast to reactive management based on lagging indicators that can be days, weeks, or months behind, up-to-date insight enables problems to be proactively identified and solved.  Along with access to validated, actionable data, Blue Margin focuses on providing decision makers with aggregated data across systems and operational areas. 

Using Analytics to Optimize Length of Stay

What are the benefits of Length of Stay analysis?

Length of Stay (LOS) analysis provides central insight into the overall efficiency of healthcare organizations. Through LOS analysis, organizations optimize patient stays, creating a balance between high-quality care and financial outcomes. Benefits gained through optimized LOS include: reduction in healthcare acquired conditions, reduction in re-admissions, increased patient satisfaction, improved resource utilization, and increased profitability.

What are the challenges of Length of Stay analysis?

To enable LOS analysis, decision makers across the organization require near real-time access to actionable, LOS-specific data.

How does Blue Margin solve these challenges?

With modern dashboards, near real-time data is delivered across the organization in a consistent format, creating actionable insight through LOS-specific KPIs, and levels of detail, including: Daily Admissions and Discharges, Average Length of Stay, 30-Day Re-admissions, and Case Mix Index by provider, facility, patient demographics, diagnosis, and procedure.

Business Intelligence Services For Healthcare
 
Using Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Management

What is the financial impact of supply chain management, and how can it be improved?

Addressing the question of supply chain management's financial impact, Rob Austin of Navigant reports “Hospitals could safely reduce their supply expenses by an average of 17.7% or $11 million annually per hospital. This equates to an annual cumulative savings opportunity of $25.4 billion.”

Answering the corresponding question of how supply chain management can be improved, Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor of Healthcare Finance, states “Data is king when it comes to saving money on hospital supplies. Whether it's small items such as surgical gloves or big-ticket prizes like top-of-the-line pacemakers, the key to unlocking savings is often hidden in the data.”

How does Blue Margin help healthcare organizations use their data to optimize their supply chain?

Blue Margin helps healthcare organizations optimize their supply chain and improve the bottom line by consolidating disparate data from multiple locations and platforms into a single analysis tool.  With this tool, providers can optimize their supply chain by facility, distributor, and even physician preference items (PPIs). 

Power BI Dashboards For Healthcare
Using Analytics to Improve RCM

How can data improve Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)?

In an HFMA survey of 148 hospital and health system executives, directors, and specialists, respondents broadly acknowledged the value data in optimizing RCM, and also see analytics as an important investment, but also reported many limitations.

Mitigating under-payments - Underpayments are perennially of of the most costly and difficult revenue areas to identify and address.  We give you tools to analyze under-payments by payer-specific contract terms (e.g., allowed-rate, under-payment frequency, payer-specific problems like Medicaid reimbursement and Medicare - sequestration).  Analysis tools provides visibility into cross-sectioned insights prioritized by procedure, payer, office, and provider.

Understanding Denials - Blue Margin's expertise with ERAs (835 file) enables us to to parse the reason, amount, and timing of denials to provide measurable exposure to the underlying causes.  Additionally, work-lists provide front-end staff with prioritization/categorization in order to take efficient action. 

Streamlining Collections and A/R - Gain total clarity into what percent of your total charges you are capturing, and in what time frame from date of service (not just date of payment/receipt).  Easily identify current performance and opportunities to improve charge-lag, time-to-submission, and over-the-counter collections.

 

Healthcare Data Analytics
 
Don't Take Our Word For It
Healthcare Analytics

"It's amazing how much these dashboards are being used. It's like we've invented fire! ” - Dan Prestegaard, CIO