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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More than 40 health IT startup companies will meet potential investors at the at the day-long HIMSS14 Venture+ Forum on Feb. 23. In a competitive and fast-changing healthcare ecosystem, one VC expert explains his strategies for disbursing capital.
February 14, 2014
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Hospitals in Premier's QUEST collaborative collectively saved 136,375 lives and about $11.65 billion over the past five and a half years. They did it, they said, by employing Premier alliance's proven methodology and integrated analytics.
February 14, 2014
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Optum Labs, the research center founded by UnitedHealth and Mayo Clinic, has added seven new health organizations, which will join in on data mining research to find innovative ways to improve quality and reduce costs.
February 13, 2014
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Amazon.com revolutionized the online buying experience for millions while giving sellers an expanded market. Now a new online direct contracting service called Aptitude is attempting a similar coup, letting healthcare organizations negotiate with suppliers in an attempt to speed up the contracting process and reduce costs.
February 12, 2014
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A dynamic health IT marketplace is rewarding robust and scalable companies -- especially those whose products focus on revenue cycle and clinical decision making, according to a trend report from investment bank Berkery Noyes.
January 28, 2014
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Six-year-old Health Catalyst has not only landed $41 million in a third round of funding, but also has lured two of the big-name health systems in the country to implement its data warehousing and analytics technology.
January 28, 2014
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In a bid to bolster its healthcare data and analytics offerings, GE will acquire Hartford, Wis.-based API Healthcare, which develops tools for healthcare workforce management.
January 22, 2014
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As they try to get a better handle on population health management and member engagement, payers are increasingly looking to consumer-facing technologies for help, according to the latest report from Chilmark Research.
January 21, 2014
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Edward W. Marx has been CIO at Texas Health Resources for 16 years. In that time he has seen enormous changes not only in healthcare technology, but also in the role of the CIO. Years ago, the CIO and his team were viewed as the implementers.
January 20, 2014
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Health IT is where the money's at -- at least in 2013, which saw venture capital funding nearly double from the previous year, according to a new industry report released Monday.
January 14, 2014
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A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for the hospital -- and markedly better than most other hospitals around the country that are at 50 percent.
January 10, 2014
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As I've said in my blog about "The Number 5" I tend to organize my life and my projects in groups of 5. My 2009 Review has five segments - Harvard Medical School, State projects, and Federal projects which I presented yesterday plus Beth Israel Deaconess and my personal life which I'll present today.
December 30, 2009
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As I look back on 2009, it was a year of incredible change. I'll post this in two parts. The first includes Harvard Medical School and State/Federal work. The second will cover BIDMC.
December 30, 2009
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As I mentioned in my last post I got a chance to meet with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. He started the meeting asking what we wanted to hear. The 5 CIOs went around the table asking for information on various technical topics.
August 10, 2009
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