There are emboldened changes affecting the way the healthcare industry provides its services, and it's all about business intelligence (BI). Recently, the field has become extremely competitive and analytics have emerged as important pieces of "evidence" as providers attempt to demonstrate their ability to improve care delivery efficiently as well as engage their clients with value-added information delivery.
Healthcare outcome metrics are the cornerstone of data emphasis today. Purchasers of healthcare require outcome metrics tied to provider performance and cost. They want to know the healthcare organization is able to keep their workers healthy and viewing their healthcare as a strong benefit. The same information is required, though for different reasons, by quality standards bodies and government agencies. While these interests are "auditing" in nature, they also generate macro environmental study data.
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