3 Common Questions About Business Intelligence in Healthcare

The newest wave of business intelligence in healthcare makes data insights more accessible than ever before. The result? Healthcare professionals get the information they need faster and with less hassle. This way, they can spend less time fumbling with legacy systems and waiting for reports and more time doing what counts—improving patient outcomes, making scientific breakthroughs, and streamlining their organizations.

Want to learn more? Here are three common questions about business intelligence in healthcare.   

Which healthcare professionals can use BI?

Different employees or teams can use the same BI system for different purposes. Examples include:

  • Administrators using data about turnover rates to refine their hospital patient management system.
  • Pharmaceutical representatives boosting sales by using pharma sales and marketing analytics to track prescription data.
  • Researchers accessing clinical trial results to develop drugs quickly and accurately.
  • Insurers and providers using analytics in health insurance to streamline billing and approvals.

Data used to be the domain of highly trained IT and data excerpts rather than frontline healthcare experts. But now, business intelligence is intuitive and accessible for all—no special training or knowledge required. For example, using search-driven analytics is as simple as typing a question into Google. Launching the SpotIQ AI Engine takes only a click, and provides thousands of insights relevant to each specific user.

How fast can users create reports?

People’s lives are on the line in healthcare. One means of improving patient outcomes is getting the right information to the right people in a timely manner so they can act on these insights. Using ThoughtSpot, healthcare professionals can have interactive reports complete with best-fit data visualizations ready in seconds.

Older, legacy analytics technologies depended on the data teams creating reports and passing them along to other employees or partners. But delaying the transmission of information days, weeks, or months means patients aren’t benefiting. ThoughtSpot also makes it easy to share reports and dashboards by embedding them in the applications and portals organizations already use, integrating data-driven decision making directly into professionals existing workflows.

Is modern healthcare BI secure?

Data should be accessible—but never to the point of risking a HIPAA violation or data breach! That’s why healthcare leaders using ThoughtSpot can take advantage of enterprise-grade controls to boost cybersecurity without restricting access to authorized end users.

Administrators can set specific controls for individuals and groups, ensuring selective accessibility to sensitive information. Furthermore, the insights that come back are always transparent, so organizations can trust they’re basing business decisions on accurate insights.

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