Why Healthcare Requires an EDW, Analytics Applications, and Visualization Tools for Quality Improvement Initiatives

Business intelligence may not sound like something that belongs in a healthcare setting. After all, what role can it possibly play in medical excellence and compassionate care? But federal mandates that require cost and care improvement and reporting on those improvement metrics, are driving the need for business intelligence tools. For healthcare, this means an enterprise data warehouse with the processing power and architecture to handle the vast volumes of data, analytics applications that will effectively unlock the data, and data visualization tools to easily illustrate areas of opportunity.

5 Reasons BI Tools Can’t Work as a Healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse (Executive Report)

BI tool and visualization solution vendors recognize the importance of a healthcare enterprise data warehouse, so they sometimes market themselves as cloud data warehouses. Here are 5 things a healthcare BI tool cannot do:
i. Optimize the healthcare data.
ii. Handle large amounts of healthcare data.
iii. Work with healthcare data at different levels of granularity.
iv. Optimize healthcare data for multiple user types.
v. Provide for modularity, understandability, and code reuse.