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Healthcare Analytics Coming Up Short Where To Turn

Healthcare Analytics Coming Up Short: Where to Turn

Arraya Insights | June 1, 2015

Advanced data and analytics tools have become an almost essential part of making and sustaining any type of long-term improvement. It’s like the old saying goes: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” But despite the importance of those tools and the constant pressure on healthcare organizations to keep reaching another level in terms of quality, many aren’t using data and analytics to their fullest potential.

When asked to describe where their organizations stand with business and data analytics, only 10% of healthcare leaders confirmed they use advanced tools to collect, analyze and interpret data. The rest haven’t reached that point in their journey, including 21% who described themselves as still in the planning phase. That’s according to the results of a study of 270 healthcare professionals conducted by KPMG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm.

What’s getting in the way? The biggest obstacle keeping organizations from implementing data and analytics tools is siloed, non-standardized data. More than a third (37%) of organizations listed that as their top issue.

Also holding organizations back:

  • a lack of technology infrastructure- 17%
  • skill gaps with data and analytics- 15%
  • their company culture- 11%
  • an inability to electronically capture and exchange data- 5%
  • an unclear return on investment (ROI)- 4%

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Performance Analytics addresses a number of the barriers healthcare organizations named in the study. Take for example, the number one issue on the list: non-standardized data. Performance Analytics breaks down organizational silos by establishing a lone, standardized record of truth across all facets of the service request management process.

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