A large number of provider organizations conducting data analytics are doing so via their electronic health records systems and finding a moderate level of satisfaction with analytics and reporting tools in their EHRs. In fact, use of EHRs or best-of-breed analytics software get the same rating—6 on a 10-point scale—according to analyses and survey results from HIMSS Analytics.

The firm assessed the provider analytics field in 2013 and recently completed an updated study to chart the landscape in 2015. A core finding from the new study, which included analyzing the HIMSS Analytics data warehouse as well as results from a survey of 189 healthcare organization stakeholders, found a six percent increase over two years in adoption of clinical and business intelligence solutions. Nearly 80 of respondents were at the manager, director or C-levels.

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