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New ED Advisor Web Page

Learn about the benefits hospitals have realized from our ED Advisor application, such as a 40% decrease in throughput times, 67% reduction in cardiac mortality rate, 75% reduction in unnecessary visits, and $2 million increase in revenue.

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New Emergency Department Advisor Demo

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New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Workbench: Row-based access rules for cBase security 
  2. Chart Portlet Series: Maps – data prep, integration with OSM, shading & popups
  3. ProDiver: Ad hoc grouping using Named Groups

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New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Femtech

Our Episode 12 guest is Dr. Lynae Brayboy, chief medical officer of Clue, a Berlin, Germany-based femtech company. In this episode, Lynae discusses the femtech industry and what she sees as the priorities for women’s healthcare in the next few years.

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New England HIMSS Webinar

Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

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New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Energy Advisor Demonstration
  2. Creating Custom Measure Factory Stamps

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Read this new white paper!

5 Challenges Facing Emergency Departments
and How Analytics Can Help

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New Special Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Ask the Developers

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November TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • Managing Time-Sensitive Inventory
    During the Holiday Season
  • How You Can Incorporate Real-Time Data into Your Dashboards
  • How to Reach New Customers in 2021
  • Analytics Provides the Road Map to the Supply Chain’s Uncertain Future
  • Using Data to Inform the First-in-the-Nation Response to COVID-19

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New Measure Factory Videos

New videos about the Measure Factory stamps feature have been added to the online Video Library

  • Introduction to Stamps
  • Enabling Self Service Functionality (Administrator)
  • Creating a Self Service Dashboard (Users)
  • Introduction to the Stamp Template Code Block
  • Attributes Used for All Stamp Components
  • Component-Specific Attributes

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New Webinar

Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

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New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. What is SiteStats?
  2. How do I add metrics to a DiveTab page?
  3. Data visualizations using Chart Portlets: Column, Line or Area?

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Shelli Pavone

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Healthcare Innovation

Our guest is Shelli Pavone, CEO and co-founder of a new startup called Inlightened. Inlightened is a web-based network platform that enables healthcare companies to connect with clinical experts to improve their product development. In this episode, Shelli discusses healthcare innovation and the need for diversity in the development process.

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New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. How to create Conditional Click Actions
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Scatter Plots
  3. What is new and interesting on the DI website

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Read this new white paper!

Staying One Step Ahead of COVID-19 with a Data-Driven Response

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New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Application Dashboards: Patterns for Exposing Data
  2. New / Lost Accounts
  3. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Stacked Column vs. MultiTab Stacked Column Charts

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October TechBridge Newsletter is finally here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • How to Rule Seasonality with Analytics
  • Using Analytics to Get a Pulse on the Health of Your Emergency Department
  • How the Pandemic Has Impacted Businesses (And How to Use Data to Adapt)
  • ”R” You Ready for Predictive Analytics?

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New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Using Predictive Analytics in Mental Health

Our topic today is the mental health impact of COVID-19 and how technology can play a role in helping patients. Our guest is Krithika Srivats, vice president of the health/clinical center of excellence at HGS Healthcare, a global business process management company. Krithika and I discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health, which populations are more impacted, and how predictive analytics can play a role in improving the situation. If you like what you hear, please subscribe on your favorite podcast app, and don’t forget to rate and review us!

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New Press Coverage

Staying One Step Ahead Of COVID-19 With A Data-Driven Response

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New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Using DivePort Form Portlets
  2. New features: auxiliary measures in Stamps
  3. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Trellis Charts

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New Healthcare data sheet

Hospital Operations 2020–2021 CMS Outcome Measure Revisions Package

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Visit healthcare data sheets page


New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Lost Customer Report
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Histograms vs Column Charts
  3. Getting cBase data into Excel via DI-ODBC

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New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Integrating external data into a DivePort application – 06:33
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Pie and Donut Charts – 08:03
  3. Using stamps to view your data – 05:19

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DIVC 20 Recordings

If you didn’t get the chance to watch DIVC 20 live, the recordings are now available publicly:

  • Fred Powers and Stan Zanarotti: Keynote
  • Howard Dresner: How is BI helping organizations operate more smoothly during the pandemic?
  • James Clark: What’s New in Diver Platform and What Is in the Works for Future Developments
  • Nancy Berkowitz: Introducing Gateway
  • Customer Success Stories: Laura McCrary (KONZA), Daniel Carr (Penn Medicine), Tina Funk (Hope Family Wines), Roger Drake (Standard Beverage)

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Customer website update

A new technical notice has been posted for customers about how to link measure metadata to reference documentation.

Log into the customer portal here and you’ll find the new notice on the site home page.

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New Case Study

Learn how EvergreenHealth team used data to inform the first-in-the-nation response to COVID-19

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The Perfect Wine and Whiskey Gifts for Every Adult on Your List

If you have a friend or family member who is dreaming of a white — or red — Christmas, businesses are coming up with creative ideas to give that person who loves to drink.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend less this holiday season. Each person plans to spend about $997.79 — or about $50 less — on “gifts, holiday items like food and decorations, and additional ‘non-gift’ purchases for themselves and their families this year.”

Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, having a special drink to cheers with helps ring in the season with an extra unique flare. But what to buy when you’re on a budget and 72% of millennials would rather have experiences than gifts?

Here are some of our top picks: read more…

The Future of Vaccines Part 2: What You Need to Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

In part one of “The Future of Vaccines,” we discussed five common misconceptions about the future COVID-19 vaccine and why they were myths. Among these COVID-19 myths was the idea that a vaccine would be easily available by the end of this year or even by the end of fall. While this is still a myth, since publishing part one of this blog series, Pfizer announced promising results regarding its vaccine trials earlier this week. Here’s what you need to know about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine: read more…

How Will the 2020 Election Impact Healthcare?

Now that the 2020 election has taken place and President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January, all eyes are on what policy changes will take place in 2021.

Healthcare is one of the biggest areas that will be affected by the change of guard in the Oval Office, from issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic to the status of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Let’s examine some of the top healthcare issues that could be impacted by the new Biden administration. read more…

Analytics Provides the Road Map to the Supply Chain’s Uncertain Future

Futuristic Technology in smart automation industrial high efficiency  using ai artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twin, 5g, big data, iot, augmented mixed virtual rality, ar, vr,robotFor some companies, 2020 exposed gaps in their supply chain that proved devastating. For others, the events of this year provided them with a chance to take a step back and figure out what worked and what needed to be changed moving forward. The supply chain has perhaps never been more transparent than it is right now. Customers who saw shortages of certain items in the spring have a better awareness of where products come from and how they reach their destinations. Here are some ways that companies are working to make sure their supply chain is scrutinized in a positive rather than a negative light. read more…

Five Sustainability Trends in Wine for 2021

As millennials increase their buying power and market share of wine sales, brands are adapting to match millennials’ values. Climate change and the environment are among that generation’s most significant concerns.

In fact, 73% of millennials say global warming is “personally important to them,” according to a report from Yale’s Program on Climate Communication.

The wine industry wants to protect the planet, too, and placate its consumers. Brands are responding by creating paper wine bottles, committing to less wine waste, and more. read more…

High-End Liquor Sales are Recovering Slowly

Months after the outset of the pandemic, sales of high-end liquor are still nowhere near their 2019 levels. However, analysts are offering hope that they may be on the road to recovery. Prior to the start of 2020, they had been steadily on the rise for some time. But that all changed when stay-at-home orders decimated the bar and restaurant scene overnight. Now it seems that premium alcohol sales may be set to resume their steady ascent. Let’s explore the factors that caused these shifts, and where they might be headed in the future. read more…

The Future of Vaccines Part 1: 5 Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine

multi exposure of coronavirus COVID 19 infected blood sample in sample tube in hand of scientist in coronavirus covid 19 vaccine research laboratory with DNA strain and plasma blood,vaccine concept1. The COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for distribution by the end of the year

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been a popular topic of discussion throughout the many months of the pandemic, but now more than ever many individuals are getting their hopes up for a fully approved vaccine by the end of the year – an unrealistic expectation. Even though we are getting closer to a successful vaccine, full distribution will not happen right away, and definitely not by the end of December of 2020.

Currently there are a number of existing trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, but a few of them are already on hold due to safety issues. Does this mean a longer wait for an approved vaccine? Maybe, but it’s worth the extra wait if the final product will be guaranteed as safe and successful. “People should be reassured by that, that that means we’re really looking at the safety issues with great scrutiny,” says Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. read more…

How to Reach New Customers in 2021

As we all know, the year 2020 brought large-scale and completely unpredictable changes to nearly every business sector. COVID-19 transformed the way that nearly everything is done, and its effects are certain to have ripples that affect things in the year 2021 and beyond. But even with the disease still at large, the economy is showing signs of recovery. With any luck, the landscape of industry will look very different next year. Still, it doesn’t hurt to look at some of the changes that happened this year when planning for the next. Here are some suggestions, supported by data, on how to reach new customers in 2021 and beyond. read more…

Hold The Rosé: The Rosé Market Begins To Consolidate

Various shades of rose wine. Flat-lay of rose wine in different colors in glasses and spring blossom flowers over marble background, top view. Wine shop, bar, tasting, seasonal wine list conceptWhen you walk into a liquor store, you’ll see 30 different types of rosés, all at the same price point. A typical customer will buy one, maybe two different types, and stay loyal to the one they chose first when they make their next purchase.

In the last five years, rosé wine became the summer drink of choice. Sales skyrocketed and showed no sign of slowing down.

“Rosé sales in the past year were up approximately 25 percent. No other beverage category grew nearly as quickly,” Aldo Sohm, wine director at Le Bernardin and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, told PureWow in 2018.

In 2019, sales of rosé wines grew in the United States to 18.7 million cases, according to Shanken’s Impact Databank. But it seems brands feel customers have had too much rosé. read more…

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Businesses (And How to Use Data to Adapt)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on nearly every business sector, the ripples of which will continue to be felt for years after a vaccine is released. Most of these changes have been challenging for businesses, with thousands of companies being forced to close their doors permanently or make drastic changes to keep customers safe.

While the effects are universal, some industries have been hit much harder than others. Many have even been given an unexpected windfall from the changes. In this article, we will examine some of the varied effects of the pandemic and what changes companies can make to stay ahead of them. read more…