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SME Solutions Group, Inc. Partners with Tampa General Hospital and Other Florida Regional Hospitals to Support Data Integration & Exchange Efforts
TAMPA, Fla. – April 30, 2020 - SME Solutions Group, Inc., which has supported Tampa General Hospital with its business intelligence and data analytics since 2019, has expanded its partnership with the hospital amidst the need related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the partnership between SME and TGH, analytical dashboards have been developed consolidating data between seven regional hospital systems. Chris Moyer, President & CEO of SME, says "Today more than ever, data integrity and data trust are of the utmost importance to ensure proper communication and to improve the speed of decision making. At a time when the balance between speed and accuracy is crucial, making critical data readily available, accessible, and reliable to these hospitals is a must.”
TGH, which has been named the Best Hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, wanted to focus on understanding the rate of return on positive COVID-19 tests for both in-house and discharged patients. An additional goal was to pair this with geo-spatial patient data, ICU patient counts, and historical test data. The missing piece in bringing this to fruition was gathering all these disparate data sources from the seven regional hospital systems into one place that could be accessible by all hospital decision-makers to collaborate and work as a team.
One of SME’s key roles in this project was to rapidly deploy a cloud environment allowing approved users to access the data while maintaining privacy and security protocols. The next step was to make the data available and consumable. SME partnered with Qlik to donate and deploy Qlik Sense Enterprise software to support the use case due to its ability to be an end-to-end data integration and data analytics solution. With its one-of-a-kind associative analytics engine, sophisticated AI, and scalable multi-cloud architecture, Qlik could empower the end-users to make the decisions they needed to.
With the data available and accessible, SME maintains the cloud environment to ensure the insights that TGH and others are uncovering are reliable. From the first conversation between SME and TGH to getting this separate cloud environment stood up with licensing was under 12 hours.
Analytics Director at TGH, Etter Hoang, shared, "The hard work, quickness, and generosity from the SME team in helping Tampa General Hospital and our regional partners host solutions that promote data transparency to drive collaboration at difficult times like this is exactly what a true partnership is all about.”
About SME Solutions Group, Inc. - SME bridges the gap between product, strategy, execution, and sustainability for our clients while creating a single version of the truth with their data. Through BI, AI, data analytics, machine learning, data governance, data literacy, project management, and process improvement, our goal is to deliver solutions that overcome business challenges. Our Subject Matter Experts are skilled consultants that understand the technologies, numerous industries, and requirements necessary to ensure the successful execution of your business intelligence needs and objectives. To learn more about SME Solutions Group, Inc. please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL- Tampa General Hospital, a 1007-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 14 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Care and 15 outpatient Radiology Centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General Hospital is first in the state to open a command center in partnership with GE Healthcare. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.