Business Intelligence

Pine Belt Dermatology grows patient volume by 40% with marketing software
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm April 08, 2019
Further, in part thanks to the software and savvy use of search engine optimization, the five-location group practice grew gross revenue by 32 percent.
By Mike Miliard 02:49 pm April 05, 2019
More than 60 percent of payers and providers say they plan to increase their analytics budgets by 15 percent or more, according to a new report from the Society of Actuaries.
Implementation best practices: Building relationships with consultants
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm April 04, 2019
Three experts on health IT consulting offer healthcare CIOs and other leaders key advice on how best to start a relationship with an outside consultant – and keep it going.
By Mike Miliard 02:21 pm March 22, 2019
A new report from Chilmark Research finds more health systems broadening their applications of data tools and putting them to work for initiatives beyond value-based care.
How data visualization helped Saint Joseph Mercy improve quality, patient safety
By Bill Siwicki 04:11 pm March 19, 2019
In one initiative, the health system tracked hourly rounding compliance by nursing staff. In just over a year, the health system's hourly compliance rate improved by 78.9 percent.
Implementation best practices: Getting healthcare analytics right
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm March 14, 2019
Four experts in analytics offer key suggestions for starting with the technology at a provider organization. Current analytics users also can learn from these tips.
Scott Gottlieb
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:12 pm March 06, 2019
Policy experts and providers said his charge in the face of the tobacco industry, work to speed drug approvals improved public health.
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am March 05, 2019
Analytics usage for major decision making varies widely across hospitals and health systems, and still often happens in a siloed or ad hoc way, according to a new study from HIMSS Analytics
Implementation best practices: Dealing with the complexity of AI
By Bill Siwicki 04:35 pm February 27, 2019
Four experts in artificial intelligence technology offer advice to healthcare CIOs on how to best begin implementing an AI system.
Identifying drug diversion at Piedmont Athens: from weeks to 24 hours

Georgia’s Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm February 27, 2019
To help combat the opioid crisis, the medical center invested in inventory and analytics technology that helps accurately and consistently identify cases of drug diversion.