Training Topics

Training Topics

DI offers a variety of training topics for each of its software products. In addition to the regularly scheduled web-based sessions, customized courses can be developed upon request. DI classes can be presented in either an online or in-person format.

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DI Registry Software

DI Registry Software helps users meet changing requirements for the collection and evaluation of registry data for quality assurance, accreditation, management, prevention, and research. The system is a complete data management and report-generating package, and includes a user-friendly data entry and verification system, powerful querying capabilities, seamless integration with expert coding software (Tri-Code), support of outcomes scores and analysis. DI Registry Software offers unrivaled coding, database, and analytic capabilities.

The fully-featured database management system supports data collection, management, analysis, and reporting at both the hospital and system levels. The system provides comprehensive data validity checks, user-friendly and efficient data entry screens, flexible and extensive report writing and querying capabilities (without the need for programming or database skills), support for central site and “system” databases, consistent automated injury coding, powerful auto-calculations and scores, tremendous flexibility for supporting local configurations and end-user network environments, and a host of other features.

  • V5 Trauma Registry
  • V4 Collector
  • NTRACS Trauma Registry
  • V6 Burn Registry
  • Acute Care Surgery Registry
  • PTOS CV4 Registry
  • Web Portal – Web Registry

Training Module 1: Set Up & Configuration
Provides an overview of the administrative module, including roles, users, accounts, menu configurations, custom data definitions, audit logs and other admin functions.

Training Module 2: Data Collection
Provides instruction on many general features used for data entry and record management, such as screen navigation and data entry keystrokes, logic rules, system setup, ZIP code management, and adding, editing, and searching records.


DI Report Writer

The DI Report Writer is a powerful reporting tool used to create reports and analytics from the data entered into the DI Registry Software system.

Module 1: Core Concepts and Data Table Reports
Designed for users new to report writing, this session provides instruction on analyzing requests for reports and selecting the appropriate DI Report Writer objects to generate the report. The session will also introduce Standard and Data Table Reports, providing instruction for generating output for each, along with an introduction to single-line queries.
Prerequisites: None

Module 2: Creating Powerful Queries
This session provides instruction for creating queries that are used to select various patient groups. Queries utilizing built-in tools, such as “Each,” “One or More,” “Not,” and “Not Equal To” will be discussed, as well as methods for using combinations of queries, queries for data completeness, defining ranges and more.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with analyzing data requests and a basic understanding of single search queries.

Module 3: Gathers & Coded Variables
Gathers and Coded Variables enable users to create groupings that can be used within queries and reports. This session provides instruction for creating and using these Report Writer features.
Prerequisites: A familiarity with analyzing data requests.

Module 4: Statistics Reports
Instruction will concentrate on the process of creating a statistics report using functions such as average, minimum, maximum, and percentages.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with analyzing data requests and a basic understanding of single search queries.

Module 5: Using the Across Feature
The Across feature provides the capability to run reports on repeating data items. This session provides instruction for using this feature.

Module 6: Combining the Concepts
During this session, users will create solutions for various sample data requests using the skills and tools covered in Modules 1-5.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with analyzing report requests, running standard reports, creating data table reports and statistical reports.

Formatting Output in MS Excel®
During this session, instruction is provided on exporting data from a user-defined Data Table Report and manipulating the data once it is in Excel.
Prerequisites: DI Report Writer Module 1


DI v5 Outcomes Module

The v5 Outcomes Module is a fully-featured system that works directly with your v5 Trauma Registry Software to support the collection of data related to the patient care review process. It offers user-friendly and efficient data entry screens and allows direct access to all trauma registry data for each record. This data is critical for a facility to assess and evaluate the quality of care being delivered to patients and provider performance.  Since the v5 Outcomes Module is an integrated module, you can report on ALL data (trauma or outcomes) in one powerful DI Report Writer product. You have the ability to analyze data to establish benchmarks and measure provider performance, determine the opportunities for improvement in patient care events, and conduct quality improvement measures based on quantified review and provider performance information.

Module 1: Data Entry
Introduce Performance Improvement and Outcomes concepts. Identify events. Navigate through the Outcomes Module screens and demonstrate data entry features and functionality. Use the v5 Admin Module to configure the Outcomes Meeting Name menu. Setup referrals in the Referral Contact Manager.

Module 2: Reports and Templates
Demonstrate the Outcomes Standard Reports in the DI Report Writer. Understand how to create Report Writer Vocabulary with trauma and outcomes data elements. Configure Outcomes template letters and forms. Customize template letters and forms by adding text, new fields, and a logo or header.


v5 Taxonomy Module

The v5 Taxonomy Module was developed by Digital Innovation, Inc. to meet the data collection needs of the JCAHO patient safety event taxonomy. The v5 Taxonomy Module is a fully-featured system that works directly with your v5 Trauma Registry Software to support the collection of data related to Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS). It offers a user-friendly and efficient data entry screen and allows direct access to all trauma registry data for each record. This data is critical for a facility to assess and evaluate the quality of care being delivered to patients and provider performance. Since the v5 Taxonomy Module is an integrated module, you can report on ALL data (trauma, PI Taxonomy, or additional data elements) in one powerful DI Report Writer product. You have the ability to analyze data to establish benchmarks and measure provider performance, determine the opportunities for improvement in patient care issues, and conduct quality improvement measures based on quantified review and provider performance information.


DI Coding Module with Tri-Code 2005

The DI Coding Module works seamlessly with your trauma registry system to provide tools for coding ICD and AIS codes. The DI Coding Module supports current AIS 2005 coding standards.

  • Tri-Code 2005 Narrative Interpreter – Uses injury text to generate AIS 2005 (update 2008) and ICD10 codes
  • Tri-Code 2005/ICD10 Rubrik Lookup – Uses ICD10 codes to generate AIS 2005 (update 2008) codes and injury text
  • AIS Coder – Uses AIS 2005 (update 2008) codes selected through drill-down tables to generate ICD10 and injury text
  • Manual Coding – ICD10 and AIS 2005 (update 2008) codes are manually entered
  • Lookup AIS by ICD – Uses ICD code lookups to generate AIS 2005 (update 2008) codes and injury text

This module works across several trauma registry platforms. Using a single, standardized module for coding allows for timely updates of coding tables, algorithms, menus, and other coding related items universally across all supported platforms. The module can expand to support multi-injury coding screens (initial and final diagnosis), as well as AIS 2005 coding (separate license and fee required). For AIS 2005 coding, a license issued by AAAM must be purchased and installed. For Tri-Code 2005, a subscription service is required.


ITDX Module – The gateway to State, NTDB, and ACS TQIP® Compliance

The ITDX Module allows users to generate a file to submit to the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This module marks the start of an exciting transition with ITDX inside your software, ensuring you stay connected for compliance purposes. The DI NTDB/TQIP Module has been renamed the ITDX Module to support this transition. Cosmetic changes can be seen throughout the module.

ITDX stands for International Trauma Data Exchange format, and it is simply a new name for the same vendor-designed data format that was used to form the basis of the technical XML for the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) from its inception. Established by the Trauma Vendor Alliance (TVA), the ITDX provides a critical continuity option for trauma centers and the trauma registry vendors who support them. This way, thousands of existing export programs won’t require a transition to a new technical format when industry compliance requirements change.


PA v5 Outcomes Registry

The PA v5 Outcomes Registry is a full Outcomes registry developed using the v5 Trauma Registry Software. The PA v5 Outcomes Registry is a fully-featured system that works with the PTSF Collector Trauma Registry Software to support the collection of data related to the patient care review process. It offers user-friendly and efficient data entry screens and allows direct access to all trauma registry data for each record. This data is critical for a facility to to assess and evaluate the quality of care delivered to patients and provider performance. With the PA v5 Outcomes Registry, users can analyze data to establish benchmarks and measure provider performance, determine opportunities for improvement in patient care events, and conduct quality improvement measures based on a quantified review and provider performance information.


DI ITDX Report Writer

This tool is used to run pre-configured reports, queries, and gathers on the data collected in the ITDX Module. The DI ITDX Report Writer is introduced in the ITDX Module training session.


Outpatient Burn Module

The Burn v6 Outpatient Module is fully integrated with the Burn v6 Registry Software and serves as an extension of the burn registry.


Web Report Runner

The DI Web Report Runner is used to run pre-configured reports, queries, and gathers. Some features of the Web Report Runner include:

  • Easily identify and select pre-configured reports, queries, and gathers
  • View a complete history of any report jobs completed
  • Facility-based permissions so users only see the reports for which they have access
  • One-touch report view via Report Runner history
  • Post reports through the Web Report Pickup module

Registry Import Module

The DI Registry Import Module provides a method for importing a flat file into the registry system in multiple formats. The module allows users to manage their import processing. New records are added to the registry while existing records are updated or replaced based on certain matching criteria. The module also provides reports containing results of imports.


Web Portal – Central Site

The Web Portal provides access to the following management functions in the state trauma system:

  • Administrative
    • Manage Users, Facilities, EMS Agencies, and Staff
    • Create Facility Groups, Data Entry Defaults, Custom Elements and Custom Menus
  • Trauma
    • Data Entry Management
  • Data Submission Management
  • Reporting
    • Manage Report Posting
    • Dashboard Reporting
    • Driller Analysis
    • Manage Report Runner

System Download Module

The System Download Module allows users to generate a file for submission to a State, Regional, or National Registry. The submission file is configured to the entity’s inclusion criteria and data dictionary requirements.


HL7 Interface

Most hospitals typically have many different computer applications used for everything from billing to patient tracking. All of these separate applications typically communicate (or “interface”) via HL7 messages. HL7 provides a standard set of rules and guidelines to allow information to be shared and processed in a uniform and consistent manner.

DI’s HL7 Registry Receiving Module offers users a simple way to import HL7 standard data from their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system into a DI Registry. Interfacing directly with EMR or other hospital systems via HL7 messages offer the following benefits:

  • Reduced data entry time, saving users from re-keying data
  • Financial savings due to reduction in data entry time
  • Improved data accuracy since data is only entered once
  • Single place to review new cases or updated patient records
  • Simple mechanism for excluding patients that do not meet the inclusion criteria for entry into the registry

EMS Linkage for Windows Registry

EMS Linkage allows pre-hospital related data from the EMS record to be loaded into the hospital’s trauma registry. Information about the established linkage is then available for use by the state or region for clarity in overall trauma system reporting.


Outcomes Case Management Software for DI V4 Trauma Registry Products

The Outcomes Tracking System (“Outcomes”) is available for use with either the Collector or NTRACS trauma registry software.

Module 1: Configuration, Concepts and Letters
Module 1 provides training on the set up and use of the Outcomes module. The session includes instructions for accessing the Outcomes registry, managing accounts and system setup, creating and using of referral letters, managing and editing system options, managing contact lists, and several other administrative functions.
Prerequisites: None

Module 2: Issue-Based Queries for Outcomes
Module 2 focuses on writing reports from the Outcomes software using the DI Report Writer for Outcomes. Topics for this session include a review of using standard reports within the Outcomes DI Report Writer and instructions for creating issue-based filtering questions through queries.
Please review Prerequisites!
A familiarity of how to analyze data requests. (See DI Report Writer Module 1)
An understanding of how to use single criteria search and run a report. (See DI Report Writer Module 2)
Knowledge of using various query functions. (See DI Report Writer Module 3)


POPIMS Registry

The PA Outcomes and Performance Improvement Management System (POPIMS) is a data collection and reporting solution used to comply with PA-specific Performance Improvement requirements. Training for POPIMS includes the setup, configuration, and administration of the software, as well as data entry techniques and processes. Users will be also be introduced to the POPIMS Report Writer and Template Letters and Forms.