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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Quadrant4 Systems Corporation, which makes enterprise resource planning and business intelligence software, will acquire Atlanta-based empowHR, a developer of SaaS platform technology for health insurance and employee benefits administration.
May 16, 2012
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday the first batch of organizations receiving Health Care Innovation awards. A total of $122.6 million will support 26 projects -- many underpinned by health IT, and all aimed at improving care, saving money and improving the healthcare workforce.
May 8, 2012
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Despite its potential, sales of Microsoft Amalga have been limited and its overall KLAS performance score has dropped 14 points in the past two years, from 84.2 to 69.9, revealing a split in customer opinions, according to a new report from research firm KLAS.
May 8, 2012
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The Markle Foundation has issued a new resource to help organizations implementing health IT navigate governance, individual consent, procurement and other areas related to secure information sharing.
May 7, 2012
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The Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with San Francisco-based Archimedes, a healthcare modeling company, to put high-powered mathematical analytics in the hands of its agencies, signaling "a new era of medical decision-making."
May 4, 2012
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For service providers, including telephone companies, Internet and cable companies, cloud service providers and data storage providers, the healthcare market is heating up, according to experts at Cisco.
May 1, 2012
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HIMSS Europe is seeking nominations for three vacancies on the HIMSS Europe Governing Council, for a three-year term to begin July 1, 2012.
May 1, 2012
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IBM has made news on the big data front twice this week, first with Wednesday's acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Vivisimo, and today with an announcement from SUNY Buffalo about multiple sclerosis research.
April 26, 2012
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Data warehousing and decision support aren't exactly new. "Hospitals have had data warehouses for a long time," says Mary Griskewicz, senior director of health information systems at HIMSS. "I was working at a hospital 15 years ago, and we had one."
April 24, 2012
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Wyoming Medical Center (WMC), a 100-year-old hospital in Caspar, Wyoming has dumped its frustrating limited in-house legacy email system for Google’s cloud-based email system. WMC officials said the new Google system has saved the hospital money and trouble, and they don’t have concerns about privacy.
April 24, 2012
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Panasonic has announced the formation of Panasonic Healthcare Company of North America, consolidating the business operations of the former Panasonic Healthcare Group and the former Sanyo Biomedical Solutions Division.
April 24, 2012
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Tennessee ranks third among all states in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade, according to a Kauffman Foundation study. Much of that credit goes to Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center, which helps startups find funding and a whole lot more.
April 24, 2012
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