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The IBM Information Agenda guide for healthcare providers


As healthcare challenges multiply, healthcare providers need
new ways to improve patient outcomes while driving down
costs. They need analytics-driven solutions that can help
promote wellness and enable preventive care by predicting
individual and population health. In addition, they require
optimization solutions that can help enhance the efficiency of
their organizations.
Despite a wealth of data and content available to them, many
healthcare providers are starved for the true insight that
could help them achieve their goals. In a 2010 study of senior
and C-level business leaders around the world conducted by
the MIT Sloan Management Review and IBM, 60 percent of
respondents said that their organization had more data than
it could use effectively.1
Information is key
Healthcare providers clearly understand that they can use
analytics to optimize their organizations. In the same MIT/IBM
survey, 50 percent of the respondents called improvement of
information and analytics a top priority in their organizations.
And more than one in five said they were under intense or
significant pressure to adopt advanced information and
analytics approaches.2
What’s keeping healthcare providers from turning abundant
information into actionable insight? Lack of confidence and
knowledge. With confidence in their information, healthcare
providers can trust that the insights they gain will ensure they
make the right decisions at the right time. The result: a
smarter organization that can more effectively promote
health, reduce operational costs and respond to emerging
healthcare challenges.

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Published:  Feb 15, 2012
Length:  12
Type:  White Paper
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