Workflow‐integrated information which enables healthcare providers to drill from reports into detailed analyses of quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, regulatory and financial aspects of care practice to identify poor quality, waste, non‐standard practices, under or over‐utilized services, & opportunitiesfor improvement.
The most surprising thing for me - all of the presenters recommended that the BI group of the hospital NOT be under IT. That while there are governance's and processes that are IT enabled it should be reporting directly to the Executive Team. (Namely the COO) Also that the area seemed so nebulous and undefined - I appreciated John Glasers statement that we had a lot to learn and will continue to learn and adjust the field because it's just that new.
The room was pretty mild - except for one woman who decided to soap box about how far behind the US was from other developed nations. The presenters handled it well and while I am not ethnocentric and understand we have a long way to go - it struck me wrong that someone would sign up for a course that was to introduce hospitals to the "how to's" of doing business intelligence. The presenters handled it well and we were able to move on after her dissertation.
Today, I am going to meet with some good friends and check out several vendors and give some thoughts on the blog – if you want me to pop by send me a Twitter message @Sphere3CEO
Also will be at the Histalkapalooza tonight! So excited.