Healthcare providers believe that in order to succeed in this environment of complex and continuous change, they must know how to innovate and operationalize new ways of doing things.
From going paperless, now they are capturing and managing patient data in a variety of new ways like electronic medical records (EMRs) and medical imaging devices. But unfortunately, health transactions are creating terabytes of highly valuable data that most of the times are not shared as widely as it could be because of outdated systems and processes.
Healthcare providers aim to change this by integrating and analyzing data across their operations. They have invested in analytics software and systems to give “the big picture” on finances, patients, research, and other vital areas.
To reduce the inefficiencies in present health systems, healthcare IT teams have come up with a plan on how to collect and integrate data from various systems and put them into common formats for analysis and sharing across the enterprise and partners.
Healthcare providers are now implementing enterprise-wide data warehouses and analytics capabilities that provide a comprehensive view of healthcare operations (patient visits, diagnoses, test results, prescriptions, referrals, and more) which improve patient care and outcomes.
One software they use for data management and analysis is Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics. The software combines database, data modeling, integration, and analytics capabilities in an integrated stack that runs on highly engineered database machine.
The result is a scalable, high-performance data warehouse that serves as a central repository for health data analysis, which can be done using the built-in tools that come with the system or other analytics applications that are available to run on it.
Healthcare providers now understand that the vast amounts of data generated by electronic healthcare represents a rich source of information with great potential for improving patient care and outcomes, lowering costs, and otherwise shining a light on the national and global priority.