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…)

3 Healthcare Challenges and How Analytics Can Help

Healthcare is inarguably facing some of the most daunting challenges today, with the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uncertainty of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), numerous other regulations with which providers must comply, new payment models, and much more.

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At our recent Dimensional Insight Users Conference (DIUC17), Julie Beard from KLAS Research spoke at a couple of our breakout sessions about some of the biggest healthcare challenges providers indicate they are facing today and where the industry is headed. (more…)

3 Takeaways from the New England HIMSS Spring Conference

I recently attended the New England HIMSS Spring Conference, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (home of the Super Bowl LI Champion New England Patriots – yeah!) The event focused on some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare today. That includes the shift to value-based care, the complexity of healthcare, and patient engagement.

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What’s clear is that there is no shortage of work to do in healthcare IT in order to support organizational drivers such as improved outcomes and reduced costs. I walked away from the conference with a number of ideas and insights, and here, winnowed it down to my top 3 takeaways. (more…)

Key Takeaways from the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare organizations understand the need for business intelligence and healthcare analytics. However, there still seems to be a lot of uncertainty around exactly what kind of demonstrable value can be realized from BI solutions.

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That was one of the biggest takeaways from the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The event, which took place in Chicago, featured more than 150 educational sessions for the 4,000 healthcare executives in attendance. Here are some of my other takeaways from the event. (more…)

First Impressions of HIMSS17

himss17HIMSS17 is underway, with more than 40,000 healthcare professionals converging on Orlando, Florida. With Day 1 of the conference now in the books, I wanted to share my first impressions of the show.

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Of course, Dimensional Insight is also exhibiting at the show (booth #3335) and we have some exciting new products that we are demoing to attendees. I’ll also share some details on that at the end of this post. (more…)

5 Successful Strategies For Effective Population Analytics

population analyticsHealthcare organizations that have achieved success with population health have discovered that implementing the necessary supporting analytics doesn’t need to be overly complicated. But delivering significant insight and value does require a disciplined and constantly evolving approach to analytics that focuses on defining, measuring and managing patient populations.

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These 5 strategies will help in building a data-driven culture that’s committed to achieving the Triple Aim of improving health, lowering costs, and ensuring positive patient care experiences. (more…)

HIMSS16 Conference Recap Day 1 – Pre-conference Agenda and Keynote

HIMSS16 logoThis week, Dimensional Insight is in Las Vegas for the HIMSS16 conference. This is the biggest conference of the year in the healthcare industry, and since many of our readers work at hospitals or health systems (or are otherwise in the industry), we decided to write about some of what’s going on at the conference all this week.

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While the exhibition hall officially opens today, yesterday was full of pre-conference activities (such as the CIO Forum) as well as the opening keynote addresses. What is already clear is that this year’s conference will focus a lot on moving from just implementing technology to making that technology do something – namely, better care for patients. To that end, there is a large focus on interoperability and population health. (more…)

3 Healthcare Analytics Predictions for 2016

healthcare analytics predictionsNow that the New Year is upon us, there is a lot of “looking forward” and prognosticating about what will happen (or not happen) in 2016. In the healthcare industry, 2016 will certainly be a dynamic year that will bring lots of new challenges and opportunities.

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Given continued innovation and increased regulation, providers are constantly adapting to the rapidly evolving environment. What is in store for the healthcare industry in the New Year? Though it is impossible to predict every challenge the industry will face, I can forecast three trends that will take healthcare by storm in 2016, which will all be enabled by analytics. (more…)

Group Health Outcomes: Analytics and the Road to Excellence in the Real World of Healthcare

In my last two blog posts, I talked about analytics in the real world of healthcare. The first post discussed how hospitals can reduce quality variation to lower costs, and the second post discussed how hospitals can use analytics to improve surgical outcomes. In the last post of this series, I profile two outstanding examples of how analytics can play an important supporting role in both guiding strategy and achieving operational excellence. Bellin Health of Wisconsin and Atrius Health of Massachusetts are two healthcare providers that have embedded a disciplined, measurement-oriented approach to population health in the operations of their organizations. And both have achieved impressive results to show for it.

Atrius and Bellin are among the success stories of the Pioneer ACO (Accountable Care Organization) program. Each ranks among the 10 Pioneer ACOs that delivered statistically significant savings in both of the first two program years. Even more significantly, they together represent two of the three organizations that accounted for 70% of the Pioneer program’s overall savings. But the Pioneer ACO is just one of many examples of populations that Bellin and Atrius manage.

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