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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Even as new technologies such as SaaS and the cloud offer the potential for promising advances, many state-level chief information officers feel stymied by tight budgets, hidebound laws and burdensome processes, according to a survey by the National Association of State CIOs.
October 17, 2013
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Medical technology companies may be losing their competitive edge and are in need of a different approach to innovation in a new outcomes-based health economy, according a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.
October 7, 2013
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The U.S. patient portal market is booming and is expected to reach $898.4 million by 2017, up from $279.8 million in 2012 -- representing a 221 percent increase, a new study shows.
September 27, 2013
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In a bid to boost the interoperability of its NextGen electronic health record subsidiary, Quality Systems, Inc. has acquired Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Mirth Corporation. Officials say the acquisition will broaden its accountable care and population health capabilities.
September 9, 2013
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The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
September 4, 2013
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Healthcare IT spending at large North American healthcare organizations is expected to increase to more than $34.5 billion next year, spurred by current regulatory trends. The trend is expected to open up new markets for many vendors.
August 29, 2013
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The Leapfrog Group and URAC, the national accreditation body, are accepting applications for their joint Hospital Website Transparency Awards, which spotlight sites that display quality measures that are useful and easy to understand for patients, payers and the general public.
August 26, 2013
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There are a lot of systems that can integrate data, but that's only the beginning. To truly help providers, population management systems need to be able to determine the data that care managers must have to drive improvements, then determine on an ongoing basis how best to share that data.
August 26, 2013
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Two health information technology mergers have been announced so far this week, with First Databank acquiring Design Clinicals, a developer of medication reconciliation technology, and the SSI Group acquiring analytics firm Medibis.
August 20, 2013
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Patients who have used electronic medical records are significantly more satisfied with their doctors overall, according to the findings of a new study.
August 6, 2013
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The Knight Foundation is joining with a quartet of healthcare's heavy hitters to spur new ideas to harness healthcare data technology for community health.
August 5, 2013
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UPMC has invested more than $1.6 billion in its IT infrastructure over the past five years, according to Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer of UPMC Health Plan. But those investments have paid big dividends when it comes to analytics.
July 29, 2013
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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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