Report Predicts Uptick in Purchases of Health Care Business Intelligence IT

Purchases of health care business intelligence tools are expected to increase over the next few years, according to a report from research firm KLAS, CMIO reports.

For the report, KLAS collected data between January and March from respondents representing 137 different health care provider organizations.

Key Findings

The report found that 52% of surveyed health care providers said they plan to purchase or replace their business intelligence tools within the next three years. That figure includes:

  • 33% who plan to purchase such tools; and
  • 19% who plan to replace such tools (Byers, CMIO, 5/3).

Eighty-three percent of surveyed health care providers said they would prefer to have an enterprise business intelligence system that analyzes data across the organization (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 5/3). Other respondents said they are pursuing a hybrid strategy that would rely on multiple business intelligence systems.

When asked about the most important health care-specific functionalities of business intelligence systems:

  • 27% of respondents cited enterprise health care business intelligence capabilities;
  • 22% cited predictive analytics;
  • 16% cited accountable care organization analytics;
  • 9% cited population health; and
  • 9% cited health care data integration or data warehousing (CMIO, 5/3).
Bobby Lee
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