Although reports are important, it is always easier to tell a story and monitor progress with the help of trend analysis charts. The information generated from the OPTIX Reporting System is summarized in a series of charts available each pay period. The detail could range from a global cost per inpatient admission to the hours and cost per operating room minute. These charts are posted online each pay period with specific drop-down functions sorting by department and specific OPTIX measurement. For example, if you would like to see the progress within a specific nursing unit you can ping the department name and the specific indicator, such as the cost per patient day. At that point, a chart will illustrate the performance for the entire year by pay period. Global and Specific Level Assessment.