At HDM’s Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago, consultant Becky Quammen laid out the challenges that small hospitals face when seeking to advance beyond data reporting and starting to do meaningful analytics.

Quammen’s July 15 presentation gave a good look at what resource-limited hospitals face when moving deeper into analytics and the types of data needed to drive results. Based on the experiences of a community hospital CEO client, she walked through the frustration of not having the data you really need and the CEO feeling like he drives blind most of the time with incomplete information with which to make decisions. He wonders how to reduce the noise of the gross amount of data coming from information systems and find the useful and pertinent data that can help leaders decide what matters.

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