Addressing 4 Core Business Intelligence Challenges in the Search for Actionable Insights

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Every business organization, regardless of its size, commercial sector, or number of employees, can benefit from properly organized and coordinated data. It’s no secret that access to reliable data can be leveraged to improve efficiency, simplify the decision-making process, and identify obstacles that are getting in the way of success.

However, not every company has a single, unified data tool that can organize and analyze data. According to the tenth anniversary edition of Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study, more than half of the businesses surveyed expressed their intention to raise their business intelligence budgets in 2020.

Adopting a holistic data management tool can dramatically improve a company’s performance, but only if it is implemented in the right way. In her recent white paper for Dimensional Insight, Jennifer Bresnick explores four of the major challenges that companies usually face when it comes to business intelligence, and how best to overcome them. (more…)

Using Data More Effectively to Address the Social Determinants of Health

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Healthcare organizations looking to cut costs and improve patient care are increasingly exploring how the conditions in which people live and work contribute to long-term outcomes.

Research now indicates that the social determinants of health (SDOHs), such as housing stability, access to transportation, and psycho-social safety, have an outsized impact on a patient’s ability to engage with the healthcare system and follow treatment plans for chronic and acute conditions.

Yet healthcare systems are still struggling to understand their patients’ challenges and how to connect individuals with the support they need. (more…)

The Growth of Telehealth and How Analytics Can Support It

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers don’t want patients to come into the hospital or go to their doctor’s office unless critically necessary. That means telemedicine is quickly soaring in popularity. Healthcare providers are able to see patients remotely and determine whether they need to be seen in person or if they can treat themselves at home with rest and meds.

Use of telehealth has grown rapidly over the last several years, more than doubling in use since 2010, according to the American Hospital Association. (35% of hospitals used telehealth in 2010 vs. 76% in 2017 – the last year for which data is available.) However, that use within hospitals is not necessarily widespread and there are still hurdles to overcome when deploying telehealth. In this blog post, we’ll examine the current telehealth landscape and how healthcare analytics can help providers in their telehealth efforts. (more…)

6 Questions from the 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report You Should Consider

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KLAS Research recently announced its 2019 Best in KLAS scores in several market segments, including healthcare business intelligence and analytics. At first glance, the top vendors are ranked fairly close with just few points of variance. However, this year with the scores, KLAS also included vendor grades in different categories. These grades carry valuable information that looks more deeply at what you are getting when you implement technology.

If you’re evaluating vendors what are these areas should you consider beyond the final score? Here are 6 questions to consider.

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Dimensional Insight Named 2019 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics

Dimensional Insight Named 2019 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence and AnalyticsThe “2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report came out today, and I’m incredibly excited to share that Dimensional Insight was ranked the #1 vendor in Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics. This is the sixth year that we have achieved this honor.

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While I would like to extend a hearty “thank you” to our customers who helped us achieve Best in KLAS again, I’d also like to say “congratulations” to them, for this honor is much more about their success and improved outcomes as a result of analytics. (more…)

3 Takeaways from the KLAS Healthcare Business Intelligence 2018 Report

KLAS Research recently released its 2018 Healthcare Business Intelligence report. The report assesses the capabilities of various business intelligence vendors and aims to provide some categorization in what KLAS says is “a market with a lot of options and historically little transparency.”

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For healthcare organizations that are viewing this report, what should they focus on? Here are 3 takeaways. (more…)

KLAS HC BI: Dimensional Insight Evolves as a Leader in Value

KLAS ReportThe KLAS Enterprise Healthcare BI 2016 report is out, and Dimensional Insight has once again fared exceptionally well in the research. Our company both posts leading scores and is considered a good value by our customers. As this is a report driven by customer feedback, it once again shows our customers are deriving results from our software.

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If you are looking through the report, here are three areas where Dimensional Insight stands out. (more…)

How to Get the Most Out of the BARC BI Survey 16

The BI Survey 16 snippetThe BARC BI Survey 16 is out, and as has become yearly habit, as soon as I got the report, I dug right in to see what the data shows about customers’ experiences with different business intelligence (BI) vendors and trends in the industry. Of course, I also wanted how to see how Dimensional Insight fared in the report. (Spoiler: we did well! There are some more details in the infographic at the end of this post.)

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For organizations looking to evaluate vendors, the report can be a little daunting at first. Which areas should you focus on? Which KPIs are most important to give consideration to? Here are 3 tips to help you best navigate all the information in the report. (more…)

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study

2016 wisdom of crowdsThis week, Dresner Advisory Services released the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study. Once again, Dimensional Insight fared very well in the research. As always, this year’s report contains all sorts of fascinating data about the state of business intelligence and users’ experience with 28 different BI vendors and products.

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Since receiving the report, I’ve been combing through it to find the most interesting pieces of information to share with our blog readers. Here are 5 main takeaways that I found. (more…)