The U.S. health care industry doesn’t lack for brainpower.
The medical profession is a beacon to the best and brightest among us who have answered the call to use their healing skills to make the ill healthy again.
But the heartbreaking fact is that even with all those great minds applying themselves to providing the best care, many patients still die needlessly and many with chronic pain suffer endlessly.
One reason for the needless suffering is the lack of health intelligence, the reporting, analytics and performance metrics that can identify where and why very smart people end up delivering care that is insufficient or possibly sets patients on a dangerous course.
This supplement spotlights multiple angles of the measurement, reporting and performance analytics that move decision support and proper intervention to the true business end of the health care industry – where the patient meets the caregiver.
Read the stories:
Showing Them What They Do, Not What They Think They Do
Cleveland Clinic uses data analytics to show clinicians the true measure of their performance and drive improvements at the intersection of financial and clinical operations
A Portrait of Health
Clusters of data points and statistical analysis give doctors at a Texas practice a comprehensive EHR view of patients
Health Intelligence: An End to ‘Needless’
The non-profit Institute for Healthcare Improvement uses data-backed best practices to counsel hospitals to lower preventable death and disease rates
Hunting Down Healthcare-Associated Infections with Data Analysis
A health system combines complex data analysis and stringent isolation protocols to reduce infection rates
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