Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics: The New Business Currency
By HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 6, 2014
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This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:
- Population health management fuels much of the interest in analytics: 41% of respondents are now doing analytics on health data from a defined population, and another 48% either expect to do so in a year or are investigating.
- Internal analytics is no longer enough. Although only 17% of respondents do analytics with clinical data from partners' EHRs, an additional 57% either expect to do so within a year or are investigating how to get started.
- More than half of respondents (54%) cite EHR interoperability and the integration of clinical and business data (54%) as their biggest challenges.
- Nearly half of respondents (44%) cite the need to support coordinated care among the top strategic drivers of their IT efforts.
- Analytics staffing shortages are a real problem. More than half of respondents (53%) say that insufficient skills in analytics are among their top near-term tactical challenges. More than one-third (38%) expect to add analytics-savvy staffers within the next year, and 43% will invest in analytics training.
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