Business Intelligence

Healthcare providers are utilizing business intelligence solutions to analyze data such as revenue, staff performance and efficiency of operations. BI solutions, often manifested as informational dashboards, are increasingly included in hospital information systems and integrated with enterprise electronic health records.

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As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.
June 30, 2015
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In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient information residing in a different hospital's EHR, even when another vendor built it. But is that really the best way to give doctors the data they need?
June 30, 2015
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With an eye toward the "irreversible transition" toward value-based care, EHR analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has acquired Sage Technologies, which develops implementation tools and managed services for ACOs.
June 24, 2015
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As the U.S. healthcare industry speeds toward an era where value-based reimbursement is the rule rather than the exception, hospitals are doing their homework in looking for revenue cycle technology vendors who can help them make the transition.
June 24, 2015
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No one questions that the era of big data is here, but Anthony Chang, MD, warns that the deluge of medical information is just beginning. That means artificial intelligence has a much more central role to play in healthcare.
June 18, 2015
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In the 1990s, it was the Internet. In the early 2000s, it was about mobility. Now, it's the era of "living services," according to a new Accenture report, which sees healthcare soon providing a "new wave of transformative digital services."
June 15, 2015
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Healthcare is flying high these days, with analytics seen as the next big wave on both the business and clinical sides of the industry. Two companies that just went public -- and one that has filed its intent to do so -- make for interesting indicators of changes to expect in the industry.
June 8, 2015
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When it comes to providing the right care to the right patient in record time, the nation's policymakers, researchers, doctors and nurses seem on the verge of critical mass, or what author Malcolm Gladwell would call "the tipping point."
June 4, 2015
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As they make analytics inroads and arrive at tangible, transformative clinical and financial discoveries, many healthcare organizations are showing that C&BI is more about people and process than it is about technology.
June 3, 2015
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For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow innovators access to Medicare claims and other CMS data, Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced Tuesday at Health Datapalooza.
June 2, 2015
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This first part may sting a bit: To those healthcare organizations in the beginning stages of rolling out a data analytics program, chances are you're going to do it completely and utterly wrong.
June 2, 2015
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Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health management at the center of ACO success, it is well acquainted with using analytics for quality improvement.
May 20, 2015
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The modern BCDR discipline presents exceptional opportunities to increase efficiency, lower costs, and reduce risk. For IT organizations contemplating a makeover of their BCDR operations, this whitepaper reviews key principles and practices that should be factored into go-forward plans. A BCDR plan must be a living, breathing strategy that is revised and reviewed as the business environment – internal and external – changes.
February 25, 2015
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Healthcare organizations need enterprise-level solutions to manage image sharing, access and integration across departmental and regional boundaries. Beyond the "A" in PACS addressed by Vendor Neutral Archives, healthcare organizations are deploying comprehensive Enterprise Imaging Platforms to smooth M&A integration, address MU2 mandates and reduce escalating image integration and storage costs.
February 24, 2015
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Critical initiatives such as increasing patient engagement, improving clinical workflow and driving greater care coordination require healthcare technology leaders too ‘unlock’ the EMR and bring data to the point of care in real-time. To do so, they must connect clinical and non-clinical systems, both on-premises and in the cloud.
December 10, 2014
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Learn how an effective cloud-computing risk-management program reduces overall risk, prioritizes resource utilization and provides healthcare organizations with a long-term strategy. Download now for a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance and IT as a framework for crafting a successful cloud computing security plan.
December 5, 2014
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Few technology trends have earned the kind of hype <a href="/directory/big-data" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">big data</a> has. But then again, few technology trends have offered enterprises so much potential for transformation. Ever since software began to envelope whole business processes at the turn of the century, it’s been clear: Data changes the way we work.
December 2, 2014
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From changing reimbursement models to an increasingly empowered patient base, the pressure is on hospitals to make better use of their data. But how to turn ever-expanding volumes of data into actionable insight? Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to take control of your data and take advantage of its potential with these four trends in healthcare data analytics.
November 12, 2014
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Vendor Neutral Archives are giving PACS owners a direct path to image ownership. Outpacing PACS deployments by 5x, Vendor Neutral Archives are "unPACing" imaging archives at record rates. If you are considering a VNA solution or you want to understand how a VNA will support your enterprise image management strategy, read The VNA Guide. Learn why PACS "deconstruction" is giving way to VNA growth and know what to look for in your enterprise image management solution.
September 15, 2014
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Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to "unPAC" your image archives.
September 15, 2014
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Imaging informatics, one of healthcare IT's fastest growing segments, is poised for explosive change. Demand for anytime, anywhere access to complete patient information, including imaging, is on the rise. Learn how today's CIOs are breaking down barriers in imaging informatics to deliver vital patient care records where and when needed while reducing costs, improving diagnostic efficiency, and addressing Meaningful Use Stage 2 directives.
September 15, 2014
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Cloud computing is still a nascent market in the healthcare industry, yet healthcare organizations are beginning to incorporate the ability to use remote servers and networks to store, manage and process data into their short- and long-term plans. This in depth paper with actionable insight from industry leading speakers at the executive briefing is designed to help you navigate issues of moving to the cloud, new models of care, seizing the right opportunities and overcoming barriers.
May 20, 2014
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Is inefficient patient flow distressing your bottom-line and quality of care? Discover how Beaufort Memorial Hospital improved its patient flow and impacted its bottom-line. In this whitepaper, we discuss key industry issues such as 30-day readmissions, reimbursements, The Joint Commission’s patient-flow requirements, and more. We will review factors that hospitals must consider to achieve successful patient flow.
May 19, 2014
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Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience. Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits: - Simplify operations - Eliminate tuning - Provide a price point that is less expensive than disk based and even hybrid systems
March 25, 2014
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I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all "present future tense."
December 29, 2014
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Accelerators are accelerating. So begins the news from California, where a new report points to the recent rapid growth of healthcare accelerators.
December 3, 2014
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It is taken as gospel by most radiologists and hospital IT professionals that a vendor-neutral archiving application is critical for unifying diagnostic imaging workflows. And VNAs are a great tool. But that doesn't mean you should buy one.
November 20, 2014
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What follows are the dos and don’ts of each step in the EHR buying process; these tips will guide you when comparing options so you select medical software best suited for your needs.
October 9, 2014
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There's growing buzz around Apple's HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Aggregating health data is a good first step towards proactively improving health. But the larger question is: How will this data advance society's broader healthcare goals?
September 17, 2014
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The big data fad in healthcare is the direct result of a quarter century of hype about electronic medical records, promoted by the health policy elite with the encouragement and financial assistance of the computer industry.
September 4, 2014
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Clinical Decision Support Systems can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion of a machine dictating treatment protocol and health management plans, the primary role of CDSS is informing doctors to make better decisions.
August 29, 2014
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The internal benchmarking typically used to evaluate health system performance is no longer sufficient to meet government mandates, ensure timely reimbursements and avoid financial penalties. "Comparative analytics" will be required to meet these new challenges.
August 11, 2014
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The internal benchmarking typically used to evaluate health system performance is no longer sufficient to meet government mandates, ensure timely reimbursements and avoid financial penalties. "Comparative analytics" will be required to meet these new challenges.
August 11, 2014
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The internal benchmarking typically used to evaluate health system performance is no longer sufficient to meet government mandates, ensure timely reimbursements and avoid financial penalties. "Comparative analytics" will be required to meet these new challenges.
August 11, 2014
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Successful 21st century healthcare organizations do not thrive based on the intuition of a few brilliant leaders; rather, they become modern data-driven businesses. But before signing off on a big data analytics project, consider these tips for making it even more successful.
July 31, 2014
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During my 16 years as CIO, I've witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud.
July 9, 2014
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Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO), a leading global provider of SaaS-based clinical development solutions, today announced the election of Lee Shapiro to its board of directors. Shapiro is president of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), the leading global provider of electronic health records and other technologies essential to creating a Connected Community of Health.
June 1, 2011
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Exploring the potential of Interbit Data's report distribution software, NetDelivery, Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY, has discovered numerous applications, enabling the speed of automated information sharing across its organization and satisfying the diverse report requirements of multiple departments.
May 27, 2011
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GE Healthcare, a leader in perinatal solutions, and PeriGen, Inc., have united to build upon the decision support and monitoring capabilities of GE’s top-rated Centricity* Perinatal suite.
May 19, 2011
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The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans, awarded a $1 million dollar grant to Health Leads, an organization devoted to helping vulnerable families by arranging for college volunteers to partner with physicians in hospitals across the country.
May 12, 2011
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Visual Healthcare Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ OTC: VSHC) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Sygenics Life Sciences Software (Sygenics LSS) to market a 2nd generation of Lab Automation applications to serve the scientific community. This allows researchers to replace paper-based scientific records and paper-based scrapbooks with more dependable and secure electronic storage capabilities, as well as the ability to instantaneously share information with other scientists of their choice.
May 10, 2011
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CareCloud, the company modernizing healthcare management with powerful cloud-based software and services, and Xpress Technologies, leading provider of physician and nursing documentation, have partnered to launch a combined EMR and practice management solution for urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms. The solution offers integration of EMR with daily operations - improving patient flow, decreasing wait time and alleviating stress for busy physicians and nurses.
May 10, 2011
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More fragmented and uncoordinated healthcare may be on the horizon thanks to a growing shortage of U.S. healthcare workers. That’s the message from a new poll of healthcare quality experts conducted by ASQ, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts.
May 3, 2011
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The 250-physician Banner Arizona Medical Group (BAMG) has selected Phytel, the industry leader in automated, physician-led health improvement, to help the group develop its population health management program and improve patient outcomes. BAMG, which is part of Banner Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system with 23 hospitals in seven states, plans to roll out Phytel’s Proactive Patient Outreach and appointment reminder services to primary care doctors and specialists in all of its sites.
May 2, 2011
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Hartford Hospital, an 867-bed regional teaching hospital and referral center in Connecticut, has increased its early discharge rate, a metric hospitals use to manage bed utilization, nearly three-fold by offering its clinicians access to a business intelligence (BI) dashboard from Carefx, a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions.
April 21, 2011
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