With the ever-increasing amount of data collected by our customer’s surveillance initiatives, MicroHealth is perfectly positioned to enhance IT infrastructure and meet evolving needs for rapid, real-time reporting. MicroHealth’s health analytics methodology supports the maximization of the health, fitness, and medical preparedness of forces being deployed and the minimization of disease and injury risks during deployments depends on the effective conduct of comprehensive medical surveillance. MicroHealth provides support with the implementation of an IT infrastructure and software enhancements to allow incorporation of additional data so that rapid and detailed analysis can occur. Our engineers and architects ensure that the surveillance systems are; responsive to customer requirements, implemented in a way that optimizes external communications and enables data sharing by appropriate stakeholders. MicroHealth brings a full team of public health professionals with clinical and research backgrounds in epidemiology, health and behavioral sciences, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions.
MicroHealth understands the importance of conducting the routine and systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of health data. We perform valid and valuable analyses of data sets in support of task areas using existing data or data to be collected. MicroHealth analyze data to look for trends and patters and use all available of health analytics data sources and the data used for analysis is processed through “edit check” programs that ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy. Specifically, we look at how data compares to relevant analogous commercial, clinical, health, and demographic information and compare trends. As trends and patterns begin to appear, we document the developments so that this information which can be used to determine how other ideas or policies should be implemented in the future. MicroHealth validates the findings by aligning the identified patterns with questions as to the possible improvements of the existing system to augment and streamline clinical processes and improve the level of care for patients through health analytics.
MicroHealth provides clients with data analytics of exceptional quality using real-time monitoring, and the extensive use of locating services, tailored to the given purpose, with carefully designed intuitive data analysis algorithms. We adopt rigorous quality control review and pilot testing from design to reporting, to ensure every component of the system yields as accurate and useful a response as possible. MicroHealth provides expertise in the integration of a variety of heterogeneous public health information systems and databases; the sharing and dissemination of public health information; in the interaction of information security technology and the requirements for privacy and confidentiality of public health data; in the application of the HIPAA regulations to the use of IT in public health; in new areas of interest to public health including the information available from managed care organizations; with national and/or international standards development activities such as HL7, X12, W3C; and in the application of advanced scientific visualization technology to public health science and practice.
MicroHealth brings a robust and experienced team of subject matter experts (SMEs) providing health research capabilities and knowledgeable in the scientific fields including biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, psychology and medicine. Within the medical arena, our professional staff includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses and specialty physicians with expertise in clinical data and medical images evaluation, health research, biomedical communications, clinical research, and healthcare policy. In addition to our SMEs, we have extensive experience providing health research services by working with medical staff and providers, such as physicians, pharmacists, radiologists, nurses and medical technicians to assess programs, collect requirements, define clinical workflows, perform QA, configure management services, and develop plans used to customize toolsets used in the delivery of patient care. MicroHealth meet with physicians, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and radiologists to understand their clinical workflow and business requirements.
Our scientific professionals include public health experts, epidemiologists, statisticians and analysts to provide health research by leveraging expertise in program evaluations, health policy and disease control. MicroHealth has deep reachback with doctorate level professionals on staff with reachback to both medical and scientific specialties as needed for health research consultation. Tailored to the needs of our customers, MicroHealth leverages a five-step, personalized process to satisfy the medical and scientific services required for health research. Our five-step process is as follows:
- Develop a subject matter expertise listing that cross lists level of expertise of each SME against priority areas of interest, experience at federal, state, and local levels, special populations, etc. to have an organized a shareable file of experts to identify and draw on.
- Identify customer’s medical or scientific research needs in order to cross reference with SME list of expertise and in consultation with customer select SMEs with the best fit and availability.
- Based on scientific inquiry, task needs, and/or health research questions develop a plan for review, health research, and form of report in collaboration with customer to set parameters of scientific work.
- Perform tasks with regular review by customer to ensure changes in focus and any unexpected outcomes are addressed with expedience.
- Monitor progress of work to ensure quality and timeliness of work effort, and lessons learned that could assist in further support services in this area.
MicroHealth provides health informatics support with the goal of achieving higher quality and efficiency of healthcare procedures to lower healthcare costs and make healthcare services more accessible. Our health informatics methodology focuses on the proper use of resources, devices, systems and methods to attain efficient acquisition, information storage, retrieval and use of information for better patient care and management. Health informatics involves many disciplines, including the following: information science, computer science, management science, behavioral science and social science. MicroHealth leverages IT capabilities, medical terminologies, health research, clinical guidelines and communication systems to fulfill its purpose in a range of medical fields such as clinical care, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, public health, and other health fields. Applying health informatics allows our customers to overcome challenges in developing methods and tools to process information for diagnostics, early recognition and prevention and therapy and therapy simulation. Additionally, our health informatics services may be applied in health consulting and reporting, compensating physical handicaps, documenting of medical knowledge and knowledge-based decision-making.
MicroHealth health informatics support aims to educate individuals to be effective users, managers and developers of health information resources. With proper collection, storage and communication of this information, our customers can make better administrative and clinical decisions that ultimately yield more efficient and meaningful care, outcomes and processes. MicroHealth’s health informatics comprises three basic components: (1) health IT, (2) health information administration and (3) clinical informatics.
Health Information Technology: Health Information Technology (HIT) provides an ideal medium for the secure and efficient exchange of medical information in an electronic environment among healthcare providers, patients, insurers and other legitimately involved parties. MicroHealth’s HIT services support an improvement in quality and administrative efficiencies; reduction in medical errors, paperwork and costs; and better access to affordable healthcare delivery. We preserve the privacy and security of the electronic health information transmitted across various medical practices.
Health Information Administration: Health Information Administration comprises two basic elements: business administration and computer technology-integrated medical record keeping. It involves a diverse range of studies which includes technical communications, accounting, basic medical terminology, medical coding, statistical analysis, legal issues and ethics. Its application involves health information service, clinical record-keeping, patient information management, patient data analysis, medical coding and compliance and insurance analysis.
MicroHealth’s health information administrators are experts in designing and managing healthcare information systems to meet medical, legal and ethical standards. We supervise computer information systems, collect and analyze patient information records and use classification guidelines and medical terminologies. However, unlike health information technicians, our health information administrators also oversee record departments and serve in the business administration.
Clinical Informatics: Clinical informatics bridges the gap between computer technology, research and medical skills and other technical aspects of health informatics. MicroHealth is an expert in clinical informatics use their experience in biomedical informatics to solve problems in the various domains of healthcare. Clinical informatics encompasses a wide scope of topics ranging from clinical support, decision-making, visual imaging, etc. These topics play a center role in medical specialties such as dermatology, pathology, ophthalmology and radiology. Our clinical informatics services include clinical documentation of information and order entry systems, system design, implementation and adoption issues. Our clinical informatics experts are not only proficient in computer programming, but they also know about human anatomy and other basic fields in medicine. They are highly trained healthcare professionals in healthcare administration and management as well.