ProClarity: Practical Applications Thomas R. Emmendorfer, PharmD Assistant Chief Consultant Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Services Learning Objectives • At the end of the presentation, the participant will understand: – The principles of how data cubes are organized – The principles of conducting analyses of data cubes using ProClarity – How to setup a ProClarity Briefing Book – How to export results of analyses to PowerPoint and Excel – How to establish a connection to the data cube using Excel Overview • Data Cube – Collection of data that is organized for rapid query response and designed for analysis – Derived from relational tables or a data warehouse • Online Analytic Processing (OLAP) Client – Application that enables browsing and analysis of data cubes (e.g. ProClarity®) Example of Relational Tables Mortality Data VA National Health Surveys VA National Patient Care Databases Pharmacy Databases CMS Medicare Potential Data DEpiC VA Rehab Diabetes Epidemiology Cohort VA Dz Registries PBM Services ProClarity® Cubes • IV • Unit Dose • Outpatient Measures = numeric Dimensions = descriptive categories Example of Dimension Hierarchy Measures: Outpatient Prescriptions Briefing Books • “Pages” or individual reports saved in one main “Book” or file • Interactive and updates automatically • View and modify pages within book PBM ProClarity® Access • • • • VISN Formulary Leader Approval VISN and National access Requests sent to [email protected] Signed Data Use Agreement must be scanned and emailed back and/or mailed back Question 1: What were the top 10 drugs at the generic level for VISN 24 by cost in FY2008? Review • Dimension – Select specific level • Filter • Rows vs. Columns Question 2: How many unique patients were dispensed VENLAFAXINE in VISN 24 by QTR (FY08 – FY09)? Review • Dimension – Select specific level (Time) – “Search” feature (Drug) • Rows vs. Columns • Graphical display selection Question 3: How many unique patients were dispensed VENLAFAXINE in VISN 24 facilities by QTR (FY08 – FY09)? Review • Dimension – Select specific level (Time, VISN) – “Search” feature (Drug) • Rows vs. Columns • Graphical display selection Question 4: How many unique patients were dispensed VENLAFAXINE IR and SA in VISN 24 Station 100 by QTR (FY06 – FY07)? Review • Dimension – Select specific level (Time) – “Search” feature (Drug) – Create “Member” (Drug) • Rows vs. Columns • Graphical display selection Question 5: How many unique patients were dispensed VENLAFAXINE IR and SA by VISN 24 facilities (FY06 – FY07)? (Only Display ONE facility at a time) Copy Results of Question 5 Excel PowerPoint How to Connect the Cube to An Excel Workbook ProClarity® Conclusions • Provides a graphical user interface • Create and save customized “Briefing Books” • Trend internal and external prescribing trends to a VA facility/VISN Questions?