Global Study Reveals Healthcare Providers Must Prioritize Business Intelligence and Analytics Initiatives to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs | Business Wire
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.
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(27 percent), decision-makers are left relying on outdated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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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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