Business Intelligence and Healthcare

Business Intelligence and Healthcare

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The stage is set for the greatest transformation in the healthcare sector. There has never been a better time for business intelligence in the healthcare community. A perfect matrix of new and destructive technologies, lower prices and even greater availability of patient data has created an unprecedented opportunity for healthcare organizations.

The Data Revolution: The Enabling Climate.

The Insurance’s Insight: Predictive Analytics – With the number of providers across networks and as more people become insured; it’s daunting to see how healthcare spending is used on a large scale. Herein, technology comes to rescue, while ‘predictive analytics’ tools can be used to assess patient’s illness risk, potential costs, analyze clinical data and guiding providers in their billing process, ‘dashboard visualization’ can help be monitoring their own day-to-day performance; optimizing the care they provide to patients.

Personal Health Apps and Devices – With the advent of smartphone technology and later on wearable fitness trackers, healthcare apps are the destructive innovations that are driving medical insights.




The Social Media Wave & Affordability – The emergence of social media as a potential data hub of patients has paved the way for deeper penetration into patient’s lifestyle management to customer satisfaction, behavior to orientation. This source is increasingly finding its way onto medical professional’s worksheet.

The factor of cost at which it is available is also comparatively and significantly lowered when just a decade ago it was a different story.

Decision-Making: Smarter & Simplified.

  • Healthcare sector is a sink-or-swim marketplace where from hospitals to individual practitioners, from insurance providers to pharmaceutical companies are all vying for customers and customers are looking for affordable, effective and better health care.
  • And, herein BI makes things simpler for everyone by allowing organizations to keep a tab on significant questions.
  • Healthcare providers through ‘clinical analytics’ will be able to make an informed decision at operational level while providing care to the patients.
  • In retrospective and prospective insights data can be used to gather and analyze patient’s health wherewithal and prescribe needful guidance for future planning and care respectively.
  • Real time analysis can help in monitoring the effectiveness and quality of physician care, abiding doctors and nurses to adhere to the best practices and be sensitive to the cause.
  • Tailored Patient Healthcare: From ‘predicting patient needs’ to ‘mining data to treat diseases,’ from ‘identifying at-risk patients’ to ‘reducing adverse events,’ and ‘specific set of tests’ all have been made possible due to Business Intelligence technologies.
  • Streamlined Emergency Room – It’s an open secret that emergency rooms are the most rushed in and haphazardly disorganized places. After the advent of business intelligence, it is now an organized and disciplined place where each patient is tracked, and their needs are taken care off in best possible manner.


In the healthcare industry, the success of information and its delivery hinges on having and delivering it at the right moment. The contemporary world is flooded with data. The same with medical world is also true with limitless opportunities to leverage that data. Therefore, with today’s affordable technological innovations, it’s more than important and feasible to have Business Intelligence oriented streamlined healthcare services.

Thinklayer offers industry-leading Business Intelligence solutions for organizations across the industrial spectrum, be it healthcare, manufacture or technology.

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