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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With the onslaught of health IT initiatives such as meaningful use, ICD-10, and ACOs, healthcare organizations can have a hard time keeping up. But one type of software can make a positive impact in a number of different ways, said Fred Pennic, founder of HIT Consultant and senior advisor at Aspen Advisors.
January 9, 2012
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The Nemours children's healthcare system is using cloud technology from Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Saba to enable enterprise-wide learning and compliance with its Epic electronic medical record system.
January 9, 2012
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In its roundup of top predictions for IT organizations, Gartner, Inc. has forecasted new and innovative uses of technology from healthcare payers, integrated delivery systems, government and consumers.
January 4, 2012
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance has reached an agreement with Dallas-based Phytel, under which physician practices using the company's care management technologies can automatically meet certain NCQA requirements for recognition as a patient-centered medical home.
January 3, 2012
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As it seeks to evaluate and improve the adoption of electronic health records through its grants to states and other assistance, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will create an online dashboard to monitor progress.
December 22, 2011
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Healthbox, which helps accelerate the growth of healthcare startups, announced an inaugural class of 10 companies, which will receive capital and other resources to spur their development and expansion.
December 21, 2011
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Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute will provide clinical expertise to help shape WellPoint's new healthcare applications based around IBM's Watson technology.
December 20, 2011
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The Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a collaborative of Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy, is seeking to spur efficiency and safety by performing data analysis to determine specific product lines the group has in common.
December 12, 2011
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General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide.
December 8, 2011
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Health insurer Humana Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired Anvita Health, an analytics company that uses a broad range of data to help provide clinical insights and improve the delivery of healthcare.
December 7, 2011
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Aetna on Tuesday announced results of a collaborative relationship with Connecticut-based primary care organization ProHealth Physicians, which since 2007 has made strides using information technology to improve quality of care and lower costs.
December 6, 2011
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Officials at the University of Michigan announced Thursday that the university will launch a new Master of Health Informatics program, to launch in the fall of 2012.
December 2, 2011
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