Holiday wish list graphic2014 was a busy year for those of us who work in healthcare technology with hospitals having to manage changes to the meaningful use program, coming under continuing pressure to lower costs and readmissions while improving patient care and outcomes, and figuring out how to deal with an onslaught of data generated by an ever-increasing number of apps and devices.

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to reassess what has worked and what hasn’t worked in healthcare over the last year, and renew ourselves for 2015.

 

It’s no secret that I think business intelligence (BI) can help organizations find efficiencies and make more informed decisions. However, implementing BI will not automatically work magic. It’s important to note that not all BI tools are created equal – especially for healthcare organizations that deal with mounds of complex data and have unique regulations and mandates to deal with.

With that in mind, I’ve included here 4 features to put on your holiday healthcare analytics wish list. What else would you add? I’d love to hear your additions in the comments below.

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