Self-Service Clinical Analytics: Improving patient care while reducing costs

Digital Edition, June 19, 2012

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"To improve patient outcomes, proactively identify chronic and high-risk patients in this new environment, and effectively manage their financial performance, healthcare organizations must be able to provide analytics at the point of service and rely on historical and longitudinal data to manage patient populations."

The advice comes from a report recently released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a New York City-based research firm. Certainly, organizations that are looking to survive - and thrive - in a health care environment that is literally demanding better clinical and financial outcomes are looking for a silver-bullet tool to come to the rescue.

Enter analytics. Analytics leverages data to help healthcare organizations understand trends, evaluate performance and make informed decisions. By leveraging analytics, organizations can move more quickly toward improved care and reduced costs.

Health care organizations already are using analytics to:

  • Optimize revenue
  • Streamline operations
  • Enhance clinical effectiveness
  • Reduce medical errors
  • Improve staffing
  • Stay competitive
  • Optimize service levels
  • Meet grant program requirements
  • Eliminate supply chain waste
  • Reduce A/R days

The articles, white papers and case studies in “Self-Service Clinical Analytics: Improving patient care while reducing costs” can help you discover how your organization can experience clinical, operations and cost benefits.

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