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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St. Mary's Hospital, a 440-bed acute care facility in Madison, Wis., is using an audience response system to help make training more interactive and to help ease the annual budgeting process.
April 13, 2012
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The National Council on Aging and Humana Inc.'s Humana Cares have announced they will partner to pilot Stanford University's online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).
April 12, 2012
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Cogent HMG, a private hospitalist company, has launched the Greeno-Hawley Hospital Medicine Index, which the company claims is the first objective tool designed to measure the capabilities of a hospitalist program.
April 2, 2012
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Healthcare stands to reap big rewards from the government's $200 million "big data" project, launched March 29 by the Obama Administration.
March 29, 2012
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Elsevier, which specializes in clinical decision support technology, has expanded its partnership with ExitCare, a Lake Elmo, Minn.-based developer of enterprise-wide patient education tools.
March 23, 2012
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Officials at Emmi Solutions, a healthcare communication company, announced that its interactive patient engagement programs are now fully functional on smartphones and tablets.
March 12, 2012
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Indiana Tech has developed a new health information technology program to meet a need in the healthcare industry. The online associate degree begins in July, 2012.
March 7, 2012
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IBM has convened the Watson Healthcare Advisory Board. The panel members include medical leaders with expertise in areas such as primary care, oncology and biomedical informatics. Officials say they'll provide IBM with insights on healthcare issues that could be positively impacted by Watson.
March 2, 2012
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Developers of MyPerfectDoc.com, a new marketing program for physicians, have reported the tool has driven a 300 percent increase in Web traffic for physicians.
March 2, 2012
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The economy might not be filling everyone's wallets these days, but the landscape for venture capital firms looking to invest in healthcare has never been hotter.
February 20, 2012
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Health literacy is about more than a person’s ability to read and write. The growing need to obtain, process and understand basic health information affects Americans of all education levels, and new tools are emerging in order to improve the readability of complicated medical documents.
February 14, 2012
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GE Healthcare and Microsoft have announced senior executives and the name of their joint health IT venture, which was announced in December. The new company, called Caradigm, is expected to launch in the first half of this year.
February 13, 2012
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