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Empowering Nurses with Operational BI

Since the dawn of EMR nearly two decades ago, hospitals have been searching for tools that will help clinicians have access to critical information. In the vast roaming hallways of a hospital and the many floors which can separate staff, the challenge has become not so much accessing medical records information or enhancing workflows but… Continue Reading

Which side is up? Cubes and Risk Based Contracts

Today’s healthcare delivery system is fascinated with ‘potential’. There is so much possibility. Isn’t there? Or are we getting a little ahead of ourselves in terms of the reality of the level of entrenchment in which hospital IT is mired? After all what is possible is totally dependent on data. Many key managers can’t or… Continue Reading

Business Intelligence is a Utility

At the end of the day, business intelligence serves as a utility that delivers data from your disparate silos of data repositories. These are piggy banks of value and quality, that, when mixed with other data and disseminated to end users in dashboards, paint the true picture of performance, profitability and quality. When providers see… Continue Reading

Debating the Data Driven Value Proposition

Debating the Data Driven Value Proposition Value based purchasing (VBP) is here . Just ask CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). But will you benefit? Close to 1,500 hospitals were penalized on their Medicare reimbursements last fiscal year. Conversely, approximately 1,200 plus hospitals received bonus checks on Medicare revenue. Since the current cap at… Continue Reading

Healthcare Analytics are Not Standard…..Yet

Every hospital in the country is maximizing their use of advanced healthcare analytics to improve operational and financial efficiency. Wouldn’t it be nice if that statement were completely true? In some aspects, most hospitals use a form of analytics, but many do not use it to the fullest capabilities. In this economy, hospitals are facing… Continue Reading