Even recently, people were challenged to make decisions without having access to all the information they needed. Technology was rudimentary and connecting to corporate data sources was difficult. Today's challenge is the opposite: Data is found on the Internet; in formal data systems; in documents, email, and spreadsheets; and in our own knowledge and experience. We're inundated with information that impacts how we make decisions, and we're finding it increasingly difficult to harness the power of this information.
The problem with traditional business intelligence
Traditional business intelligence (BI) addresses only a fraction of the information we use in decision-making. For one thing, these traditional systems are limited to the enterprise resource planning system, the data warehouse, or other transactional systems already in place. For another, they are often inflexible, making us adapt to them instead of conforming to the natural decision-making flow of the individuals and teams using them. They also typically have steep learning curves - such that only trained specialists can use them - and a high total cost of ownership.
In the face of the escalating volume and complexity of information and demand for multistakeholder transparency and decision support, health payers need business intelligence solutions that not only unlock their data silos and data warehouses, but make business intelligence self-service for employees, employers, consumers, and providers.
Thinking bigger about business intelligence
Our goal is to transform how health payers use business intelligence, giving everyone access to the data required to make informed decisions - in the right tool and in the right format. Our flexible and comprehensive solutions are designed to map to the needs of the people who will be using the information, melding with personal, team, and organizational decision-making flows.
Microsoft BI solutions integrates with your existing environment and takes advantage of your existing assets. You can deploy Microsoft BI to more people inside and outside of your organization. You can affect your entire value chain at a fraction of the cost of traditional offerings.
Extending the power of business intelligence to everyone
Microsoft BI solutions empower everyone across the health ecosystem with familiar, intuitive tools so they can quickly and easily visualize, understand, and manipulate relevant, actionable information. This helps them make knowledge-driven decisions that improve member health and organizational outcomes.
You can help members:
Select among providers based on transparent information on their comparative performance.
Review and analyze their personal claims history in order to optimize coverage.
View and better understand their health data to make the best possible decisions.
You can help providers:
You can help employers:
Discover ways to reduce care costs and improve employee wellness.
Evaluate employer group risk and negotiate premium adjustments.
Establish member incentives such as copay variants, cash rebates, and alternative care.
With Microsoft BI you can:
Analyze provider performance in order to optimize pay-for-performance.
Evaluate treatment patterns across providers and better tailor care management programs.
Identify underlying opportunities for health education and intervention with high-risk members.