With a tangled web of disparate legacy systems, significant site-by-site customization, and growing regulatory scrutiny, healthcare organizations face unenviable data challenges. However, along with challenge comes opportunity. A recent study focused on analytics in the healthcare space highlighted some of the performance implications of delivering timely insights to key decision makers.
The 16-hospital system encompasses a wide range of geography and facilities, but by using one database, it shares best practices to improve patient care and cut costs. Results were good enough to earn it a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award.