Angela Brignole, MSSW LCSW, vice president of perinatal quality initiatives at Alpha Maxx, says that the fast access to data in the field will help her team of clinicians provide more efficient care. “All of our outcomes and our data shows that we are very effective. We’re looking at ways to be more efficient. Having a notification like that, it’s a quicker turnaround, and it allows the clinician to see and prioritize which patients need to be seen first, or followed up with first. It’s about providing the highest level of care that we possibly can. If someone has preterm labor, and they’re clinically fragile, and they’re clinically high risk, we need to know as soon as possible, because the interventions have to be done.”
Green has also enjoyed success being able to get insights from the vast data available to Alpha Maxx. “You have your dashboards collecting all of this data from all these different things. I can tell you who has the best outcomes by doctor, by hospital, by all these different factors. If I have a certain patient who starts facing the threat of preeclampsia at a certain week in her pregnancy, I can see the exact next step I want to see taken to ensure that the pregnancy is tended properly and has the best chance for a good outcome. All of this flow and insight can only come when you have a powerful tool like Alteryx. There’s no other way to do it.”
“We manually performed some of these tasks with tools like Excel in the past, but Alteryx affords us the opportunity to receive and blend any data from our environment whether it’s our contacts, medical claims, eligibility lists, hospital records, department of children’s services records, demographic data files, and anything else that is relevant. And yes, in unbelievable fast time. For example, we analyzed 81 million Medicaid claims from 2012 to 2015 in 35 minutes. Data comes from all over the place, but you’ve got Alteryx that can help you because it’s so easy to use and can take so many inputs. It can craft your data and do anything with your data that you’d like for it to do. Alteryx makes me wiser than I was. I understand the data. It is liberating to use this tool. Before, I had to wait to get information. Now, I can access the analytics myself and give teams a recommendation.”
Ultimately, Green, Brignole and the Alpha Maxx team are excited to continue to make a huge impact in at-risk pregnancies at a faster rate than ever before. Knowing every day they are truly making a real difference and giving at-risk babies the best chance at life — a bottom line with true meaning.