Welcome to the MedeAnalytics CIO Resource Center! You have discovered one of the best sites in the industry for CIOs to access content on healthcare performance analytics. Making a significant investment in business intelligence systems while also deploying the myriad clinical systems for which HITECH is providing incentives poses a big challenge to the CIOs in our industry. Here you will find resources dedicated to helping the healthcare CIO become successful in achieving analytic solution success. We have included tools to assist in the development of an ACO technology infrastructure, references to industry leading data warehouse web resources, and tools for analyzing make-versus-buy decisions. We hope these tools will assist you in achieving your healthcare analytics goals. Of course, you are also welcome to review the MedeAnalytics solutions in the other sections of our website, to see if they are helpful in rapidly delivering value to your organization.
ACOs are part of the largest single legislative event that will impact healthcare IT since the advent of prospective payment. The need to consolidate data from disparate sources, reformat data into information, and deliver quantitative and analytic results to end users throughout the enterprise will have a significant on how you use analytics.
What are the technology components needed for both Medicare and commercial ACOs? MedeAnalytics has developed a framework that identifies the essential technology building blocks to support an ACO.
MedeAnalytics also provides complimentary white papers on legislative and policy developments and other issues pertaining to ACOs. Please see our ACO Resource Center for further information.
The need to reduce costs, the demand for improved quality, and significant change constitute three formidable, mounting pressures on healthcare.
The Healthcare Analytics Maturity Framework is based solely on the collective experiences of over 850 healthcare provider and payer organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom with which MedeAnalytics has worked over a decade-long period of time.
MedeAnalytics provides complimentary educational white papers on a wide range of salient topics as a service to the healthcare industry. Regarding the use of analytics in healthcare, two white papers—“Analytics Versus Reporting: The Salient Differences,” and “Building a Powerful Hospital Scorecard…by Keeping It Simple!”—are available on our white paper page.
The evolution of data warehouse thought during the last decade has substantiated the concept that the data warehouse is an architecture that is used to deliver analytics throughout the organization, and not just a database. This architecture maintains the inherent subject orientation of the data warehouse—typically multiple databases—and includes various analytic layers that sit on top of the underlying data structures, providing business intelligence reporting. The number of levels and sophistication of this architecture will vary from implementation to implementation, but all will maintain the salient components of a data warehouse as defined by industry experts such as Inmon and Kimball. …
Many people in healthcare IT are predicting that cloud computing will go mainstream in healthcare as it has in other industries. A much hyped technology trend of the past few years, many analyst firms now predict that cloud computing will be one of the top ten strategic technologies in the next decade. More importantly, CIOs are producing tangible success (and some notable failures) from cloud computing models.
The benefits of applications based in the cloud are more than just cost-effectiveness. Subscription-based services are much more efficient pricing mechanisms than the license/maintenance model and time-to-value can be a significant benefit. Pay-as-you-go can be a CIO's friend. It also supports the trend towards more flexible and mobile working. Cloud computing is designed to be used remotely – whether staff are in the office, working at home, on site or on the go – they can still easily and reliably access data and software. …
The decision to build a software application system versus buying one from a vendor lies at the heart of some of the most difficult decisions that a CIO makes. The addition of newer options, such as SaaS applications and cloud services, has brought additional complexity to this topic. Based on our observations from 25+ years as IT executives faced with analyses of different solutions, we have developed a framework for evaluating hosted solutions versus other more traditional software deployment models that require you to build and maintain an application system, run your own servers, and support the end-users. Fundamentally, the assessment of the different solutions comes down to three key elements: …