A new generation of radiology-focused business intelligence solutions is entering the market. Although general business intelligence tools and homebrew solutions have been used by healthcare providers for the last 10 years or more, especially in the larger hospital segment, the new business intelligence and analytics tools are intended to provide more radiology- and modality-focused analytics to help improve departmental performance and profitability.
The new generation of radiology-focused business intelligence solutions offers standardized toolsets with common key performance indicators (KPIs) and easy access to customizable radiology- and modality-focused analytics. This can involve pulling data on departmental performance, equipment downtime, and use of a particular application or protocol; identifying bottlenecks and anomalies; monitoring and streamlining patient flow; evaluating workflow efficiency and system behavior; and creating reports with desired metrics.
Author: Ulrik Kristensen