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.

Hospitals use business intelligence to improve patient throughput
Carefx to commercialize Cleveland Clinic biz intelligence dashboards

Brigham and Women's Hospital is working on a half-dozen projects aimed at lowering healthcare costs through the use of big data.
July 10, 2014
Much has been made of the exploding volume of patient data, and the challenges and opportunities that poses for healthcare. But a new analysis finds that it's actually the variety of those data types that's truly giving researchers headaches.
July 3, 2014
Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the New York metro area, plans to double down on its efforts to capture deeper patient data through census surveys. The goal is to better pinpoint opportunities to improve patient care.
June 27, 2014
A new mobile app from Premier Inc. offers healthcare providers instant access to product pricing on purchasing contracts of all types.
June 24, 2014
Widespread use of advanced comparative effectiveness and large-scale monitoring may still be a bit far off. But they are on the horizon, and headway is being made.
June 10, 2014
At Health Datapalooza this week, exactly how information gets analyzed is up for new ways to be disrupted, revamped and rethought. The theme: endless possibilities. In fact, the ways that the gathering of the appropriate data and the analysis of it can improve health outcomes is astounding. But first the right data must to be collected.
June 3, 2014
Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple already have made huge investments in artificial intelligence to deliver tailored search results and build virtual personal assistants. That approach is starting to trickle down into healthcare too.
June 2, 2014
A strategy most often applied to industries such as manufacturing and aviation might unlock the potential for better care at lower cost, according to a new report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
May 30, 2014
A new report from the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology finds ample opportunity for job-seekers in Georgia, with thousands of IT roles waiting to be filled between providers and vendors.
May 23, 2014
In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.
May 22, 2014
While majorities of providers see value-based payment models becoming the status quo in healthcare, and three quarters say information technology will be critical to making them work, fewer than one-in-three say the reward is worth the risk.
May 20, 2014
With apologies to Internet meme-makers everywhere, analytics experts have a message for healthcare providers trying to get their heads around business and clinical intelligence: "Big data, you're doing it wrong."
May 1, 2014