Global Study Reveals Healthcare Providers Must Prioritize Business Intelligence and Analytics Initiatives to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs | Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa.–()–As the healthcare industry grapples with the rising cost of care,

healthcare organizations are leveraging healthcare data to drive

efficiencies in care delivery, according to a new study conducted by

HIMSS Analytics on behalf of ®(NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics.

The study, which surveyed 400 respondents, including C-suite, vice

president. Director level contacts confirms implementation of and

utilization of business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms result

in better decision-making across all segments of a healthcare

organization. With four key areas explored – level of maturity across a

variety of use cases, value that's been realized from current

initiatives, challenges experienced from current deployments. Future

investment plans in healthcare analytics – the survey revealed that BI

and analytics platforms provide better internal transparency for easy

recognition of clinical and operational efficiencies which can lead to

reduction in the average length of stay and higher patient satisfaction.

Utilizing the Right Platforms Lead to Widespread Success

According to the study, 56 percent of healthcare organizations that are

the early adopters of BI platforms improve overall patient care,

significantly reduce healthcare costs, while meeting reporting

requirements and driving new opportunities to enhance population health.

In addition, 48 percent have confirmed they're able to make faster and

more accurate decisions, while 47 percent believe the use of BI and

analytics platforms result in cost saving.

Overcoming Challenges

As the study proves, BI and analytics platforms enhance abilities for

healthcare organization executives to see what's actually happening

within their organization across all departments, however implementing a

BI and analytics platform doesn’t come without challenges.

  • Among the top barrier to healthcare organizations fully realizing the

    potential of BI and analytics platforms (with 42 percent responding)

    is end-user adoption. When combining the lack of data quality (41

    percent) and challenges related to aggregating disparate data sources

    (27 percent), decision-makers are left relying on outdated

    spreadsheets and manual processes to analyze data.

  • In addition, limitations of clinical workflow integration (29

    percent), dashboard capabilities (27 percent), reporting capabilities

    (26 percent), cultural resistance (22 percent) and solution

    integration (20 percent) all contributed.

“Utilizing a modern and contemporary BI and analytics platform provides

real-time data that's simple for self-service use, as it removes the

guess work by the end-user and increases adoption,” said John Hoyt,

executive vice president HIMSS Analytics. “With 42 percent of those

surveyed reporting that a hiccup in leveraging BI and analytics

platforms is end-user adoption, it's imperative that healthcare

organizations implement a system that's user-centric and has the

ability to provide quick access, analysis and dissemination of

information. This enables healthcare organization executives to make

operational improvements, improving overall patient care and efficiency.”

Unlocking Further Value from BI and Analytic Deployments

As the value of BI and analytics tools become more widely understood

among decision makers, healthcare organizations are seeking investments

that unlock additional value. Integrating BI and analytics solutions

with existing applications and systems is a top investment priority with

36 percent of respondents citing further investment during the next

12-24 months. Dashboard development and predictive analytics were two

other top investment priorities with 36 percent and 31 percent,

respectively. Interestingly, end-user training was cited as an

investment priority by 18 percent of respondents.

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About Qlik

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of

products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service

visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately

36,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of

information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships

within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered

in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more

than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics collects, analyzes and

distributes essential health IT data related to products, costs,

metrics, trends and purchase decisions. It delivers quality data and

analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies,

governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical and consulting

companies. Visit www.himssanalytics.org.

HIMSS Analytics is a part of HIMSS, a cause-based global enterprise that

produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market

research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS

encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds

work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit

organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250

not-for-profit partner organizations, that share the cause of

transforming health and healthcare through the best use of IT. HIMSS,

headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with

additional offices in the United States, Europe. Asia.

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