Healthcare Business Intelligence. A Guide to Empowering Successful Data Reporting and Analytics + Website

  • ID: 2213098
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Healthcare, probably more than any other industry, has everything to gain from moving to modern data reporting and analytics systems. Which is why it is so surprising that, on the whole, the industry has been so slow to adopt the business intelligence (BI) programs and data warehousing (DW) systems that drive such functions. In part, this has to do with a lack of knowledge among healthcare business leaders about how a BI program can benefit their organizations and what is involved in building and maintaining one. Written by an author at the forefront of the healthcare BI revolution, Healthcare Business Intelligence fills that knowledge gap.

Not a technical manual or data modeling guide, this book was written for CIOs, IT managers, and other business professionals who want to know more about BI, specifically within a healthcare context. It tells you how to present a strong business case for BI, as well as how to plan, budget, build, and maintain a BI program. And, as no two healthcare organizations are the same, it offers priceless pointers on how to shape a BI program to your organization′s unique information needs, data resources, and culture.

Based upon author Laura Madsen′s extensive experience modeling BI programs for healthcare institutions and with numerous real–life case studies illustrating the advantages of a well–designed BI program (and the disadvantages of a poorly designed one), this book fills you in on:

  • The crucial 5 tenets of healthcare business intelligence
  • How to assess your organization′s preparedness to adopt BI
  • How to build an effective BI team
  • The risks associated with getting BI/DW wrong and how to minimize them
  • Tools and techniques for jump–starting your BI program
  • Developing an effective BI lexicon for use in your organization

Along with a companion website featuring a variety of tools, Healthcare Business Intelligence is an invaluable source of timely information. It offers expert advice, guidance, and powerful tools for healthcare companies that would like to bring their information systems into the new millennium.

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Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

CHAPTER 1 Business Intelligence 1

What BI Isn t 2

Do You Need BI? 3

Healthcare Information Environment 4

Data Modeling 9

The Don ts 10

CHAPTER 2 The Tenets of Healthcare BI 13

The Tenets 15

Data Quality 17

Leadership and Sponsorship 22

Technology and Architecture 26

Providing Value 31

Cultural Implications 35

Seeking Equilibrium 35

CHAPTER 3 Data Quality 39

Data Quality Implications for Healthcare 40

Data Governance 42

Data Profiling 58

CHAPTER 4 Leadership and Sponsorship 67

Leading a BI Initiative 68

Why Sponsorship Is Critical 80

CHAPTER 5 Technology and Architecture 101

The Abilities : Scalability, Usability,

Repeatability, Flexibility 104

Scalability 106

Usability 110

Repeatability 117

Flexibility 130

CHAPTER 6 Providing Value 135

Creating a BI Team 136

User Adoption 144

The BI User Persona Continuum 149

Six Steps to Providing Value 152

CHAPTER 7 Gauging Your Readiness for BI 175

Stop 181

Proceed with Caution 186

The Go Stage 191

CHAPTER 8 Future Trends in Healthcare BI 195

Web 2.0 and Social Media 197

Mobile Technologies for Healthcare BI 204

Analytics: More Than a Buzzword 206

Creating a Data–Driven Organization 208

Big Data and Why It Matters 211

To the Cloud! 212

CHAPTER 9 Putting It All Together 215

Year One 216

Get Some Support 217

Governance Structure 220

Projects with Value 221

Technology and Architecture Gaps 223

Architectural Gaps 229

Cultural Preparedness 230

Marketing the Program 230

Manage the Inaugural Effort 232

Build Supporting Processes and Infrastructure 234

Train and Deploy 236

Operationalize the BI Function 238

KPIs for Healthcare 239

Departing Thoughts on Healthcare BI 240

APPENDIX A Data Governance Policies and Procedures 243

APPENDIX B Business Intelligence Reporting Tool 253

APPENDIX C Business Intelligence Road Map Template 265

APPENDIX D Business Intelligence Marketing Plan

Template 281

APPENDIX E Status Report Template 285

About the Website 289

About the Author 291

Index 293

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LAURA B. MADSEN, MS, is founder of the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit and international keynote speaker on healthcare BI. She brings more than a decade of experience in BI and data warehousing for healthcare. Laura leads the Healthcare Practice for Lancet, a leading BI consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At Lancet, she spearheads strategy and product development for the healthcare sector and works with key accounts across the country in the provider, payer, and healthcare manufacturing markets. Prior to joining Lancet, Laura held senior positions with several leading healthcare companies, including UnitedHealth Group. Her responsibilities included leading an enterprise BI project from pre–concept to execution, managing a commercially available suite of BI tools, and advising both business and IT leaders on effective healthcare BI practices.

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