Healthcare Organizations Stymied by Health Data Analytics Tools

Healthcare organizations are frustrated by the number and heterogeneity of their health data analytics tools, according to a survey of 110 senior healthcare leaders by Dimensional Insight and HIMSS Analytics.

Healthcare organizations are using an average of around four data analytics tools, and 16.5 percent have 10 or more analytics solutions in use across their system, the survey found. Only one-quarter of healthcare organizations are able to leverage health data analytics throughout their entire multi-hospital system. “The sheer number of analytics tools in use means that different departments within an organization will often have different numbers or measures, and it’s hard to reconcile them, leading to a more siloed look at data,” observed Dimensional Insight CEO Fred Powers.

Author: Fred Donovan

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