January 15, 2016 9:36 am | Updated 5 years ago.
Advanced analytics has penetrated the Healthcare industry in a big way. Increase in the volume of data, Affordable Care Act (ACA) and constant use of electronic health records (EHRs) is driving this trend. The traditional structure of IT performing analytics and generating reports is fast changing with the focus shifting to the end users like physicians and nurses.
Appropriate data governance is helping self-service analytics to surge ahead by providing centralized and clean data. Excellence and Quality assessment tools are being adopted. Physicians, with a better data handling tools can provide better diagnosis and take better care of their patients.
‘Vantage’, an operational analytics platform built by Providence Health (healthcare provider in the USA), helped save hundreds of cancer patients by screening them regularly for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. Other healthcare providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Mount Sinai Health System has also jumped into the analytics bandwagon.