Healthcare analytics can bring personalized treatment and improved care to the millions of patients in the United States. With more patients and more connectivity than ever in the American healthcare system, the amount of information available has increased exponentially. This has the potential to give doctors a 360-degree view of patients, but to realize these benefits, users need to have the confidence that patient information is accurate, reliable and aligned with the functions of their organization.
1. Starting with Strategy: This is where data management comes in. Analytics doesn’t start with technology, but with a strategy. In 2018, we will see more healthcare professionals working to define their goals to take a more strategic approach to their analytics. Once this is in place, organizations can focus on how to collect, store and manage the right information to drive the most impactful insights.
2. Focus on Quality: It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in order to achieve quality insights, you need to start with quality data. This begins with ensuring the professionals collecting patient information have the tools and training to accurately and consistently enter information from the get-go, but also requires organizations to continually manage information from sources like electronic health records (EHRs) to ensure it is consistent, thorough and timely. In 2018, we expect organizations to place more emphasis on quality, rather than quantity.
3. Action Driven by Analytics: With data management and quality strategies in place, healthcare organizations will be ready to implement advanced analytics to gain insights and drive actions to benefit both their patients and their bottom line.
At Reliable, our master data management experts work side by side with your leadership to define unique challenges and objectives, develop strategies and establish an adaptable, unified approach to most effectively leverage and act on your organization’s data. Contact us today to learn more about our services.