Most of the data from today’s use of analytics in healthcare come from an organization’s electronic health records system. That is a rich source, but ancillary information systems are just as rich and should be better tapped than they are.

Dashboards mostly tell “lag indicators,” or the sources of problems, but not how to fix them, explained Rhonda Bartlett, vice president and chief clinical officer at Quammen Health Care Consultants, during a presentation at the Healthcare Analytics Symposium, sponsored by Health Data Management.

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