Despite the acknowledged benefits of business intelligence (BI) systems, more than half of health care organizations have yet to implement them, according to a survey conducted on behalf of I.T. services company TEKsystems. The survey of more than 250 healthcare professionals, including senior-level health I.T. executives and medical staff, found that the main challenges to BI implementation are data complexity as well as lack of resources and skill sets.

Though approximately three-quarters of survey respondents indicated that they expected a BI system to be widely used in finance (76 percent), operations (75 percent) and clinical care (71 percent), 58 percent of those surveyed revealed that their health care organization has not implemented a BI system.

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