Enabling Healthcare Analytics for Better Patient Outcomes

The healthcare industry is in the midst of momentous transformation. Yet most organizations, still equipped with old business models, still struggle to navigate the high demands for immediate performance improvement and better patient care.

For any real chance of advancement, doctors, nurses and healthcare administrators alike need direct access to integrated medical data insights to drive measurably improved outcomes.

When families bring a sick child to your medical center, they want help fast—self-service analytics for healthcare can bring speed to action.

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how to:
  • Deploy self-service analytics for individual healthcare workers, teams and entire organizations
  • Integrate data from various sources and optimize visualizations for a single source of truth
  • Quickly and accurately measure performance and patient outcomes
  • Empower doctors, nurses, and administrators to ask and answer their own questions
  • Free your IT resources and foster a data-driven culture

We've also pulled out the first several pages of the whitepaper for you to read. Download the PDF on the right to read the rest.

The Old Way

The healthcare IT divide is real.

Analysts from a recent IDC health insights report noted that operational inefficiency will become critical for 25% of hospitals in the U.S. for 2015, and that 58% of health care providers are dissatisfied with their current Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

For years, hospitals and clinics have relied on IT departments to provide answers to data questions, creating a never-ending cycle of long wait times and inflexible results. IT has faced the inverse challenge. They spend dozens of hours churning out reports and responding to requests that often fall short of what the requester needs to know.

Also, because most healthcare workers lack the time and skills to see and understand data, they simply don't use the analytics systems provided by their companies. As a result, many knowledge workers today rely on spreadsheets as their primary self-service analytical tool, which can be slow, inefficient, erroneous and impossible to govern and scale.

Healthcare providers are looking to turn the tables on this status quo by empowering individuals throughout their organizations to explore data to answer their own questions. Not only will this enable faster, more insightful life impacting decisions, it's letting IT get back to the business of building and maintaining the backbone - a secure and reliable data infrastructure.

Many clinics and hospitals have already created a self-service model, where IT and business intelligence teams are shifting away from knee-jerk reactions to requests and toward training individuals and departments to ask and answer their own questions. Furthermore, access to data is established with full consideration of security requirements throughout the organization.

The result is less time spent by the IT department to generate reports and respond to inquiries and more data-driven decision making for knowledge workers at the hospital or clinic.

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