Although clinical decision support systems remain the rock stars in many large hospitals and group practices, let's not forget the need to analyze operational, financial, and quality control data.
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Life Care Centers of America (LCCA), which operates skilled nursing centers across the United States, taps into PerformancePoint Services and Excel Services in Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2010. The organization combines this tool with SQL Server Reporting Services to dig into financial and other data.
Shown here are two BI dashboards used by LCCA.
Microsoft says its SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office Suite provide an enterprise-wide BI offering that can scale down to department-level needs and scale up to a system-wide approach to BI and advanced analytics.
Texas Children's Hospital has also implemented Microsoft BI tools to help identify and decrease bottlenecks associated with patient flow, while other healthcare providers utilize the software for service-line analysis and reporting in areas like orthopedics, cancer, and diabetes, and to help improve the quality and efficiency of medical service delivery, align with organizational goals, reduce costs, and improve margins.
Microsoft delivers business intelligence through three layers: Performance Management, Reporting and Analysis, and Data Warehouse.