Given how much money is being put into the healthcare IT system around the globe— an estimated $24 billion will be spent on software alone in 2014 —it’s more vital than ever that health organizations make sure they’re getting as much value as they can out of their investments. Therefore, it’s not surprising that for the third year in a row, analytics is the number one topic on the minds of CIOs, according to Gartner. Analytics offers the opportunity to unlock the value of all the data currently being digitized in the healthcare system.
And the great thing about today’s analytics technologies is that they aren’t just for data wonks anymore. Simple tools that people already know how to use, such as Microsoft Excel, can help everyone in the organization gain powerful insight to support their day-to-day work.
Here are three areas where I see analytics making a significant impact in healthcare today and in the future:
Data is nothing without the insight and knowledge that comes from it. Today’s health analytics solutions enable health professionals to understand and explore the exploding amount of digital information in our industry to help them make a real impact on clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.
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Neil Jordan | General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft
Neil Jordan, General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft, is the chief strategist for the organization’s health industry initiatives worldwide. Read More
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