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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PwC's Health Research Institute has named its top 10 issues facing healthcare in the coming year. Health informatics, privacy and security, new reporting requirements and social media, among others, promise to be at the fore.
November 15, 2011
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Dell on Thursday launched a cloud computing technology to support pediatric cancer research programs, including what's billed as the world's first personalized medicine trial for pediatric cancer, conducted by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) and supported by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
November 10, 2011
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will deploy new technology aimed at strengthening its monitoring and analytics capabilities to sniff out fraud and abuse.
November 10, 2011
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SpaMedica has implemented IMS MAXIMS' electronic patient administration and records system. The software-as-a-service solution allows SpaMedica to expand its NHS contracts and make services available via the Choose and Book national electronic referral service.
November 4, 2011
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HealthGrades, of Denver, which provides information aimed at helping consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals, and Madison, Wis.-based CPM, which provides customer relationship management technology for hospitals, announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
November 4, 2011
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IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced a new research initiative that will apply advanced systems modeling and large-scale data analytics capabilities to integrate traditionally disparate data that affects health.
October 27, 2011
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IBM has launched a new technology designed to extract relevant clinical information from unstructured data. Based on the same natural language processing technology used in IBM's Watson, its new Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare is aimed at preventing patient readmissions.
October 25, 2011
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With global population set to hit 7 billion by the end of this month – promising huge challenges for healthcare worldwide – SAP AG and the United Nations Population Fund have unveiled two interactive dashboards that use business analytics to enable greater transparency and awareness around population trends.
October 24, 2011
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Gary and Mary West, co-founders of the West Wireless Health Institute, announced Oct. 19 the formation of a $100 million investment fund with a mission to lower healthcare costs. The West Health Investment Fund, LLC was created to spur the development and adoption of healthcare innovations specifically focused on making healthcare more affordable.
October 20, 2011
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The first three quarters of 2011 mergers and acquisitions volume is down 6 percent compared with transactions in 2010, according to a report investment bank Berkery Noyes released Oct. 17. The study also found transaction value increased by 245 percent in 2011 over 2010.
October 19, 2011
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Intelligent InSites, which develops real-time location systems (RTLS) technology for hospitals, has partnered with Secure Care Products to expand the latter’s portfolio of patient safety solutions.
October 13, 2011
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A new study finds that physicians believe preventing diagnostic errors can be aided using technologies such as decision support and artificial intelligence, but they will never replace the physician's role in diagnosis.
October 4, 2011
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