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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Data management vendor Informatica plans to announce new products at HIMSS15 designed to help healthcare entities speed data analysis and modernize aging applications.
April 13, 2015
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KPMG is moving to shore up its presence in the health IT space with its acquisition of Beacon Partners, the Weymouth, Mass.-based healthcare consultancy.
April 13, 2015
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Geographic information systems can take EHR-related data to create visual analytics that help direct population health management.
April 12, 2015
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Revenue cycle leaders have a lot to focus on, but expert panelists at the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit on Sunday said point-of-service collections and the looming ICD-10 switch rank among the top challenges facing those departments in 2015.
April 12, 2015
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Intermountain Healthcare CFO Albert Zimmerli cut to the chase: hospitals have a lousy track record with revenue cycles and that means there's a huge opportunity to get it right.
April 12, 2015
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3M's new 360 MD tool walks clinicians through copy-paste of EHR data, ICD-10.
April 12, 2015
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Healthcare is at a pivotal moment -- one unlike any before -- where troves of data are now available at our fingertips, helping to inform more effective and efficient care: "No longer is the data storage repository in healthcare the doctor's brain."
April 12, 2015
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A cloud-based EHR company in Florida is getting a venture capital boost after IBM announced it was making an investment. One plan is to build off its platforms, including a real-time clinical decision support app powered by Watson.
March 20, 2015
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Premier aims to take the inaccuracies and inefficiencies out of health organizations' procurement process, with a new software-as-a service tool introduced by the healthcare alliance.
March 18, 2015
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' first Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan talks about his first few months as CDO, and offers advice for providers looking to tap into their own data to drive efficiency and improve care.
March 9, 2015
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A new survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association wanted to gauge medical students' attitudes regarding clinical informatics training and careers. Instead, researchers found a surprising lack of awareness about the field.
March 6, 2015
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More and more providers are deploying clinical and business intelligence tools to help care for patients and optimize operations, but fewer have yet taken the plunge into predictive analytics. One hospital is glad it did.
February 17, 2015
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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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March 25, 2014
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Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment. When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is 10X faster (on both IOPS and latency); 10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling; more reliable on enterprise workloads; so simple that it installs in minutes and less costly than the $5 per GB that is the going rate for performance disk.
March 25, 2014
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To create truly engaged communities of care, you must do more than implement a patient portal. By elevating your patient portal to a platform, you create a vehicle that connects patients, physicians and all stakeholders across the care continuum. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult (or costly) as you might think. Change the way you think about patient portals.
March 12, 2014
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Your inpatient EHR should not be one of the challenges you face as you prepare for Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3. We invite you to download the MEDHOST Meaningful Use Tip Sheet to gauge whether your EHR is ready for Stage 2. Don't jeopardize your attestation plans and risk losing the financial and clinical rewards of Meaningful Use. Find out if your EHR is a 2014 Edition Complete EHR, certified by ONC.
March 12, 2014
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A visual look at ITaaS transformation. Get an inside look at the potential gains the healthcare industry can make to improve services delivery at lower cost.
November 4, 2013
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Learn how Saint Luke’s is transforming IT into a service provider, improving clinical and business applications delivery, and cutting storage costs in half.
November 4, 2013
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ITaaS provides healthcare organizations with the ability to lower operational costs, restructure from capital to operating expenses, and improve service levels. This white paper offers best practices regarding the technology infrastructure, business processes, and IT organizational structure to help healthcare providers maximize the value and impact of ITaaS across their organizations.
November 4, 2013
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Within the wide scope of use for wireless communications, the ability to use radio frequency for identification and location tracking has become very prevalent. This white paper provides a look into how RTLS is helping hospitals save money and how early adopters have paved the way for a widespread acceptance.
October 2, 2013
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The case for telemedicine in today’s healthcare world is rapidly changing. Not only does it reduce the costs of chronic care, it has been shown to improve outcomes. This white paper discusses where Telemedicine is today and where it's headed, based on technologies that are available and the increasing rate of adoption.
October 2, 2013
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Seeking to improve daily workflow and decrease A/R days, Roanoke, Virginia-based Carilion Clinic discovered that through tight integration with its Epic HIS, SSI’s ClickON® Technology solutions could help the health system achieve its goals. With SSI, Carilion Clinic now boasts an impressive 47-52 A/R day range for hospital billing and 25-30 days for professional billing.
July 8, 2013
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At the precipice of the 5010 conversion, Hendersonville, North Carolina-based Pardee Hospital embarked on a change of billing vendors. With guidance from SSI’s acclaimed customer support, the nationally recognized, not-for-profit community hospital thrived during the transition and continues to benefit from ClaimSmart Suite®, SSI’s fourth generation Revenue Cycle Management solution.
July 8, 2013
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Big data is not new. Organizations have been working with large data sets for many years. What is unprecedented, however, is the volume and velocity of data now being produced in healthcare due to the digitization of administrative, clinical and financial information in EHRs, billing and other IT systems.
May 28, 2014
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These days you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a healthcare business intelligence expert. So how do you separate self-proclaimed experts from real expertise in healthcare business intelligence?
March 17, 2014
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Two recent studies have found that doctors know very little about cost. But that same research has also confirmed that, contrary to the popular narrative, doctors actually do care about cost.
February 20, 2014
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While risk-based contracts account for only a small percentage of the current reimbursement arrangements for hospitals, recent events indicate that payment based on outcomes and cost will dominate in the coming years. Most of those models will increase the financial risk for hospitals.
February 10, 2014
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In just a few short weeks, 40,000 healthcare IT professionals will descend on the show floor in Orlando. With the final countdown on, here are a few simple reminders and things to consider as you head out the door.
February 6, 2014
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Maximizing the pharmacy's impact through automation and effective medication management.
January 9, 2014
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Here are five ways to find inspiration for healthcare innovation from other industries. These approaches may inspire you to adopt new knowledge, and think differently.
November 25, 2013
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More than 1,000 companies exhibited at HIMSS13. Did you go? If you did, can you name 10 companies, or even 5, and describe their trade show exhibits? If you’re like most attendees, you can’t.
November 19, 2013
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How can healthcare payers and providers, including Healthcare.gov, position themselves to come out on top as players scramble to be digitally relevant?
November 12, 2013
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With sporting events, like the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics, there are clear winners and obvious leaders within the various competitions. However, in healthcare technology, the leaders are less obvious.
November 7, 2013
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The term “patient engagement” returns 565,000 Google search results in less than four-tenths of a second. In contrast, the term “physician engagement” returns roughly one tenth of the total number of results and most are related to hospital or healthcare management practices.
September 26, 2013
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There are obvious pros and cons to both sides of the debate but it's a "win/win" scenario -- you can't go wrong with either choice but one is more expensive than the other (in terms of dollars and opportunity costs).
July 8, 2013
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