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The Windward Group Has Partnered with Beach Street Consulting

The Windward Group Has Partnered with Beach Street Consulting

The Windward Group proudly announces their recent alliance with Beach Street Consulting to become a one-stop shop for EMC Information Intelligence Group (IIG) customers. This partnership will allow EMC to use both partners' full breadth of expertise to service new and existing customers. This alliance will focus on co-selling and co-delivery models initially targeting customers at the Commercial level. Customers will be able to purchase Beach Street services and solutions through The Windward Group.

"The Windward Group couldn't be more excited about joining forces with Beach Street. We have had a long standing relationship with them and know exactly how important they are to the IIG community. We have been looking to enhance our technical offerings and Beach Street was the perfect fit," says Brant Rathe, VP at The Windward Group.

"We are always looking for more effective ways to bring our products to market. Through our partnership with The Windward Group, we will be able to collectively work with a larger customer base and deliver more value than ever with the EMC software platform. We are already working together on several active accounts and we have been impressed with their team so far." – John Burns, President, Beach Street Consulting.

About Beach Street Consulting

Beach Street Consulting develops and implements content-focused business process automation solutions. We provide consulting services to enable these solutions for our customers and are widely considered experts working with the Documentum platform, specifically the xCP and Captiva Suites from EMC Corporation.

About The Windward Group

The Windward Group is a leading provider of document imaging and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. We streamline business processes as a systems integrator of document management technologies with special expertise in migrating data from legacy and homegrown systems to the InfoArchive Platform from EMC. We also provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services, including document scanning, data entry and off-site records management & storage.

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How to Enable Big Data Analytics for Medical Research with Structured & Unstructured Archival for EMR

How to Enable Big Data Analytics for Medical Research with EMC InfoArchive | The Windward Group

Archiving for Revenue, Cost Containment, Not Just Compliance

EMR systems like Epic have revolutionized the way medical information is captured and accessed by healthcare professionals, but there's a big problem: data is often purged from production EMR systems to maintain optimal efficiency of expensive Tier-1 storage. With today's big data analytical tools, data has tremendous value and now there is a solution for retaining structured records along with all associated unstructured data, such as radiographs, registration forms, ABNs, and even dictation audio encapsulated/embedded with the EMR records, while keeping systems functioning at their peak efficiency.

Why Does Structured Data Need to Be Purged from EMR Systems?

As data storage requirements grow, EMR systems can lose acceptable responsiveness, causing frustration for users and creating system instability. Compliance documentation, which may be in unstructured formats such as PDF reports, needs to be maintained and ideally stored as a single entity with the data itself. Storing unstructured data inside of the production database can result in bloat, while linking to external storage areas loses integrated referential integrity checking.

How to Maintain Both Structured & Unstructured Data with an EMR System?

Hospitals can now keep all structured data and unstructured data, documents and media with third-party archival software, such as InfoArchive from EMC. InfoArchive integrates seamlessly with Epic and other EMR systems so that all data is accessible through the EMR interface in a transparent manner to EMR users.

Why Not Use the EMR System's Archiving Module?

Since these modules are part of the EMR system's infrastructure, too much data will bog down the system and create instability. Most EMR systems only archive for compliance reasons and not with archiving for research in mind. For example, a report may be held to meet some compliance need, but the data that generated that report is lost after the final report is archived. This eliminates the ability to run different report types on the same data. Thus, a separate archive is needed to avoid this problem, and software like Epic already allows you to link to external archives.

Why Not Just Purge the Unstructured Documents?

If a hospital is found to be out of compliance because they are missing any part of the medical record, CMS can remove accreditation, resulting in loss of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, often resulting in the closure of the facility or costly remediation and re-accreditation efforts. Additionally, the legal risks of not being able to produce documents to the court are significant.

What Is the Value of Maintaining an Archive of Structured Medical Data?

It's called "Big Data" not simply because of its sheer massive scale, but also the variety and complex nature. To be useful, "Big Data" in healthcare needs to be complete, and timely. The right data to the right provider at the right time a key component. This helps to identify clinically important trends and interactions that lead to more effective patient outcomes. Organizations are joining forces inside and outside a particular system to put their big data together in a wider, more encompassing perspective to monetize the data's value such as through clinical trials.

Never Purge Valuable Medical Data Again

Especially if you already have an EMR system, you can now retain all structured and unstructured medical data without having to worry about system limitations and stability. Implementation of an archive like EMC InfoArchive that is integrated with your EMR can lead to a new chapter in your medical research capabilities. This archive can also be a repository for any other legacy systems like PACS that you may want to move away from.

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The Windward Group works with a number of business partners to bring you the best-of-breed enterprise content management (ECM) technology.

Our management team carefully assesses our partnerships, aligning them with the needs and demands of our clients. We make it our business to re-evaluate our software solutions and identify new products in the market on a continuous basis, so we are constantly working as an advocate for our clients.


Partners

EMC

EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS).

Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset information in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

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Data Strategies Intl

Data Strategies Int'l is a leading provider of large-scale data migration and conversion services to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies that need to upgrade from old technologies to new ones.

Data Strategies Int'l specializes in:

  • Backup Data Migration
  • Document Archive Migration
  • Off-line Conversion
  • Check Image Archive Migration

In the last 18 years of experience with media conversion and data migration services, Data Strategies Int'l has developed highly efficient processes and tools to perform the migration of text and image documents archived by most systems to newer document archive systems. We are vendor neutral and market our services, directly, through software vendors, hardware vendors, and system integrators.

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Delta Computer Systems, Inc

Since 1981, Delta has been helping county governments meet their computing needs. Close to 100 counties across the southeast depend on Delta software.

Delta's Applications for County and Parish Government Include: Land Record Recording and Indexing, Collections, Case Management, Accounting, Appraisal, Assessment and Abstracts, Probate Court Management and more.

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MetaSource

MetaSource was founded in 2007 through the merger of two well proven BPO and document management companies, Mackin Imaging Systems and Data Services Direct, which created a national servicing platform with nearshore operations in Mexico and long held strategic sourcing partnerships in China, and India. 

Our company focuses on information and labor intensive processes that leverage dimensions such as innovation, cost, turnaround, scale and flexibility to drive client value. We service a national clientele through our global network and mix of SOC / AT101 (formerly SAS 70), PCI Level 1 processing centers. Our go-to-market strategy is based upon a business advisory approach.

MetaSource has created a high-performance BPO that maximizes customer and shareholder value. We live a merit-based culture of best-in-class performance, employee involvement, continuous improvement and exceptional transparency.

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Beach Street Consulting

Beach Street develops and implements content-focused business process automation solutions. We provide consulting services to enable these solutions for our customers and are widely considered experts working with the Documentum platform, specifically the xCP and Captiva Suites from EMC Corporation.

Beach Street employs and develops highly motivated and skilled IT consultants, all of whom have basic extensive certifications and experience, a large percentage of who have an average of 10 years implementing Documentum and Captiva based systems. Fundamentally, we are committed to helping our people grow consultatively, technically and personally, wherever that growth may take them.

Beach Street achieves success with our clients by implementing an internal methodology know as Streetwise™ where our architects put years of experience to use in defining, designing, developing, and deploying systems that meet our customers needs on time and within budget. Customer commitment, service and focus is the lifeblood of our firm which helps us maintain long-lasting relationships with our customers.

Our success is our customer's success and that is "What We Do."

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