Know your Data: using DR to enhance NPR and RD

When:  Mar 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)

It doesn’t matter which MEDITECH version you have; from MAGIC to Expanse, each reporting technology has its own strengths and weaknesses. Whether it’s good old NPR, Report Designer or Data Repository with SQL Server, you can get the most out of each of them by using them together. While Data Repository has increasingly become the “go-to” choice for many reports, DR and SQL tools can also be used as an intermediary tool to help you build better NPR and RD reports too!

In this session, we’ll discuss how the accessibility and easy to use Microsoft tools we have for Data Repository can give you a window to the data you need, whether it’s from NPR, RD or DR. A crucial part of any report is understanding the underlying data organization and hierarchy. Using DR and SQL can help you build the roadmap to more efficient report development, including:

  • Understanding macros
  • Writing more efficient rules
  • Troubleshooting selection reports
Because Data Repository lets us visualize the data, and because DR and SQL Server return query results so quickly, we gain a better understanding of how NPR and RD logic and rules work, allowing us to choose the right tool for any report.

Joe Adams, Consultant Analyst, Acmeware

Prior to coming on board with Acmeware in 2019, Joe worked as a Systems Analyst at Anderson Regional Medical in Meridian, MS. There he operated primarily as a Report Writer reporting with MEDITECH Magic NPR and Data Repository. In 2014, as Anderson Regional migrated to MEDITECH 6.14, Joe added Report Designer to his report writing skillset.