Boomi's Self-Service Data Catalog Helps West County Health Centers Deliver Holistic Patient Care
West County Health Centers
Once WCHC adopted Boomi Data Catalog and Preparation, reports that had taken months to prepare could be delivered in just hours or even minutes. Boomi-powered analysis helped WCHC track and treat patients during recent California wildfires.
West County Health Centers (WCHC) is a federally qualified health center serving 12,000 patients in upper West Sonoma County, California.
The center focuses on whole-person health beyond addressing patients’ individual medical needs, and provides caregivers with ready access to data from a vast array of sources.
To obtain this broader view, WCHC needs to combine datasets of demographic data with medical records data to discover trends and influences that medical records alone might miss.
The challenge that WCHC faced was fast, efficient, and secure data access — being able to access all of its eClinicalWorks EMR data and publicly available data in different systems and locations, and combining that data for clinical analysis while also meeting requirements for data privacy, compliance, and governance.
Finding and organizing the data was time-consuming. A basic report took three to four months. The medical team would typically spend 80 hours a month pulling information out of different data sources and manipulating it in Excel.
How Boomi Helped
To address its data challenges, WCHC adopted Boomi Data Catalog and Preparation (DCP) — part of the Boomi AtomSphere Platform — and Tableau®, a visual analytics platform.
DCP applies automation and AI to help businesses discover, catalog, collect, and analyze data faster, while ensuring compliance with security and privacy guidelines – a critical requirement for any healthcare organization.
Using DCP, WCHC can access its eClinicalWorks EMR data along with public data, and then combine that data for analysis while meeting regulatory requirements.
Once WCHC adopted Boomi Data Catalog and Preparation, reports that had taken months to prepare could be delivered in just hours — or even minutes.
When California wildfires struck in 2017, WCHC used its self-service data to access patient records; identify those at greatest risk; transpose that information into location data; and map that data against the real-time fire data to ensure patients’ medical needs were being met.
WCHC also used combined data to identify potential hot spots for opioid addiction.
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- EMR data systems
- Public datasets about demographics, housing, crime, etc.
Boomi’s Self-Service Data Catalog Helps West County Health Centers Deliver Holistic Patient Care