Meditech has long encouraged the integration of Data Repository as part of the necessary core components of their HIS. However, I think even Meditech itself sometimes underestimates the potential value and productivity benefits that are inherent in a standard SQL database environment. The mere existence of the DR has even spawned the creation of new dedicated vendors and innovative reporting products that try to capitalize on the information contained in the vast library of tables. Dashboards, KPI’s, trending analysis, and data metrics are the new buzz words that are now a staple of decision support.
Read more of Howard Minor’s blog post at MEDITECH Connect.