As Healthcare Information Strategies Evolve – Analytics Drive Value
Healthcare reform measures have intensified governmental scrutiny, thereby challenging even the most talented staff and best practices. However, the healthcare industry has lagged other industries in exploiting data to solve these information-intensive issues. According to recent reports, over 80 percent of data in healthcare was unstructured and only 30 percent of hospitals had a clinical data warehouse or data mining solution in place.
Even with the dawn of EHR systems, improving patient communication and insight, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), capturing more data to better manage risk and understand outcomes, healthcare organizations must evolve beyond data collection and basic reporting to actionable insights.