Health care providers are starting to utilize BI across their operations. Key contributors to new health care BI applications include interoperability of technology applications and medical devices, provisioning of an integrated, standardized, enterprise view of information for BI analysis and the growing focus on the electronic medical record (EMR). Collecting patient information electronically will also contribute to the growing role of BI by making more information available for analysis in near real to real time. Key analysis capabilities enabled by the information collected and integrated into a single patient medical record include:

Let's look at a few examples of these innovative BI applications.

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