August 9, 2012–The healthcare industry is drowning in data and reaching desperately for data analytics solutions to make the most of the data they have, prepare for the data that is coming and not go bankrupt in the process. The Digital Health and Pharma article, “Key Technologies Driving Healthcare”, explored how the healthcare industry is evolving thanks to new technologies.
Recently Las Vegas hosted the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference where several emerging trends stole the show. As the article explained,
“Analytics and BI were on everyone’s mind at this year’s HIMSS. There were more discussions around these topics, and more displays of solutions incorporating them, than in previous shows. Many conversations focused on the special challenges BI faces in healthcare, compared with other verticals such as retail or banking. This is mainly due to complex regulation, and the nature of the data which often comes into the clinical space as non-standard data sets.”
Since the healthcare industry is relatively new to the analytics discussion the need for data analytics tailored to medical needs with intensive and ongoing customer support is mandatory. One of our favorite providers, Digital Reasoning, prides themselves on their customer support and ongoing training. They offer a unique analytics solution which is quite applicable for the medical community and specializes in working with small and midsized enterprises.