Business intelligence and clinical analytics (especially predictive analytics) are hot topics in hospital and clinic executive suites these days. And yes, I know these are also topics that cause eyes to glaze over for many of us who work in healthcare, especially clinical staff. We all remember the days when we lined up in front of the data analyst’s office and made our bid for a report. We also remember that by the time we got that report, most of it had become old news, irrelevant or not to be trusted. But that is certainly not the case for organizations using today’s more flexible, fluid and intuitive technologies.
My colleague, Tom Lawry, who serves as worldwide director for our health team at Microsoft and specializes in business intelligence and analytics for our industry group, has published a post for the Microsoft in Health Blog. I liked it so much that I wanted to share some of it here on HealthBlog. In particular, Tom illustrates the many opportunities today’s newest technologies provide for getting up-to-date (even predictive) actionable insight into the hands of the right people at the right time. In working with customers around the world, he identifies four capability areas that can help health organizations gain greater insight to their business operations and care quality.
Like any really good professor, I think Tom makes it easy to understand the value proposition for contemporary business intelligence and analytics solutions in health and healthcare. If you’d like to learn more, follow this link.
Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft