Data collection and analysis serve as a connector across the various departments of the health system. Clinicians or project leaders approach the Data Core with a question or a problem they'd like to solve; from there, the group assembles an action plan.
The UR Health Lab team recognizes that, while technology may change, our approach to problem-solving doesn't. This sometimes includes defining the situation at hand, visualizing data to tell a story to patients or leadership, or focusing more on synthesizing data to actionable metrics. Through their work, the Data Core:
- Improves patient experience by facilitating better patient care
- Provides opportunities for providers to access data and explore projects they are interested in
- Collaborates with providers to illuminate problems and solve them
- Creates tools for the community
For those interested in working with the Data Core, these are the main interest areas we pursue:
Overall, the Data Core has to know how to speak many different “languages” and connect themes, people, and data to come up with solutions or answers. The Data Core is a team of problem-solvers who utilize their unique skills to ultimately improve the lives of patients, providers, and the community as a whole.