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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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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A new study published Monday in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found the Project BOOST Mentoring Program is effective in identifying patients at highest risk for readmissions, communicating discharge plans effectively and ensuring close follow-up through phone calls and timely doctors' appointments.
July 22, 2013
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If there's one thing everyone in healthcare can probably agree on right now, it's that there is an awful lot of data being generated each and every day. What to do with that data, however, is another question.
July 22, 2013
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Offering previously unimagined horsepower and speed, quantum computers could soon be making big waves in healthcare -- with "tremendous potential" to unlock advances in DNA sequencing, personalized medicine, machine learning, artificial intelligence and beyond.
July 18, 2013
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"Location, location, location" is a phrase that's long been associated with real estate, but in recent years it's also played a role in attempts by healthcare professionals to track disease. Now, some are putting health IT to work in adding location information -- where patients have lived -- into their EHRs.
July 16, 2013
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While some hospitals are looking to replace reporting tools and clinical decision support systems, most facilities are standing pat with their software systems, according to a new report.
July 11, 2013
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