Industry Focus: Healthcare Business Intelligence Reporting

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With a growing number of medical patients and clinical issues, healthcare software must be feature-rich practice-management systems, providing financial, patient, clinical, and administrative reporting and analysis. Naturally, healthcare business intelligence becomes essential.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become near standard in many medical practices, both for profit and non-profit.  From providing medical professionals with a template to input patient data, to giving prescription and allergy alerts, EHRs must be backed by a robust software system.

A recent example showcases an organization needing a better way to connect clients to their EHR systems. Starting out small, they deployed a reporting system that they quickly outgrew. They needed—and added—more features than their IT team could handle. Soon they were developing 120 different reports, with most being created manually by their employees. This led to huge inefficiencies and wasted IT resources.

Running their applications in Java, the organization needed an embeddable Java reporting platform that could put the power of ad hoc reporting and self-service data analysis directly into the hands of their clients. By deploying an embedded BI solution, they were able to seamlessly integrate all reporting functionality into their existing Java framework, while adhering to governance and security standards.

Now the organization is able to give clients the reporting capabilities they need to run their medical practices—both inpatient and outpatient. A medical practice can now, for example, more easily schedule patients between physicians, bill insurance companies, view clinical documents, and email invoices, all electronically and automatically.

A larger medical system can also connect a number of healthcare providers with each other, provide more secure staff-patient online messaging, and maintain a client portal, where patients can login to view their clinical records, manage their appointments, and have their representatives more involved in their care. Healthcare providers can access patient records, giving them information on a patient’s medical history, their current issues, and even medical notes and treatment plans.

With an embedded healthcare business intelligence solution based on Java, the organization is able to continue hosting in a web environment, giving their clients the simplicity of data access and reporting. They can now provide these automated solutions to all their clients in a multi-tenant software environment. The system, which started out as an in-house, inflexible system, is now more flexible than ever with embedded BI and reporting.

To learn how your company could utilize healthcare business intelligence in the same way, contact us today.

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