Congratulations to our Most Wired Customers

Congratulations to Dimensional Insight customers who were named the Most WiredHospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine recently announced its 19th annual Most Wired survey honorees, and I’m happy to report that several of our customers made the list! Congratulations to our 20 healthcare customers that were honored.

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The annual Most Wired survey measures the level of IT adoption within hospitals and health systems. In addition to providing a list of hospitals and health systems that meet the criteria, H&HN also provides some interesting data with the survey. Here are a couple of points that stood out. (more…)

4 Ways BI Can Help Prevent Harm in Healthcare

preventing harmAs healthcare moves away from the traditional fee-for-service compensation and towards value-based care, preventing harm escalates in importance. Risk surrounds almost every aspect of healthcare, so it can be difficult or confusing to track all patients manually. In addition, it usually results in a reactive care process. With so many potential sources for harm, the question becomes: how can you prevent harm in an efficient and accurate way?

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Business intelligence can give you greater insight into your hospital data, and therefore help you more accurately identify ways to reduce harm. Business intelligence allows you to better organize and store information, as well as create alerts when something is potentially wrong. Here are 4 examples of how business intelligence can help your healthcare organization reduce risk by becoming more proactive to potential harm. (more…)

3 Ways Business Intelligence Can Help Control Diabetes

diabetesDiabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the U.S.: doctors diagnose around 1.4 million Americans with diabetes each year. What is perhaps even more alarming is the fact that the number of cases has been increasing. For example, 1 in 3 children born right now will have diabetes. If current trends continue, the number of diabetes patients is expected to double or triple by 2050. Diabetes is also the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.¹ These staggering statistics demonstrate the need for proper control and procedure for treating this disease. What can healthcare organizations do to help those who have diabetes?

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Surprisingly, business intelligence can actually help with diabetes treatment. It can assist providers in identifying risks or gaps in care and analyze data in a timely manner. Here are 3 ways healthcare organizations can use BI to help with diabetes treatments. (more…)

Analytics in the Real World of Healthcare: Improving Surgical Outcomes

We hear a lot about the promise of healthcare analytics, but what is actually being done on the front lines that is making a difference right now? This is the central issue I’m examining in this blog series on “Analytics in the Real World of Healthcare.”

In the first post of this series, I referred to an example of an organization-wide initiative to “move the needle” on important measures associated with cost and quality. This second post looks at analytics from a different perspective: integrating information from clinical processes directly into a closed-loop analytics system to improve direct patient care. Here we’ll take a look at how analytics is being applied to reduce post-surgery mortality rates.

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