Guest Column | June 16, 2015

5 Reasons Clinical Data Analytics Are Worth The Effort

HITO M. Evan Hétu, Altegra Health

Recent survey results by CDW Healthcare found more than two-thirds of healthcare decision makers say analytics is one of their organizations top three priorities, while other recent survey results from KPMG found only 10 percent of organizations are using advanced tools for data collection with analytics and predictive capabilities. This incongruity is not surprising. With all the health information technology (HIT) projects occurring at healthcare organizations right now: optimizing electronic health records (EHR), increasing electronic health information exchange (HIE) and expanding and securing wireless networks for mobile devices and hospital equipment, HIT professionals are understandably preoccupied with other projects. By M. Evan Hétu, SVP, data & analytics, Altegra Health