Electronic Patient Records (EPR) are essential to delivering more joined up and integrated care. Business Intelligence (BI) is expected to play an increasingly important role during and after EPR implementations going forward. BI in healthcare can help healthcare organisations make data-driven decisions that improve patient outcomes, enhance operational efficiency, and support financial sustainability.
The NHS can sometimes view BI as an unnecessary expense, however as BI typically involves the collection of data from various sources including patient satisfaction surveys, clinical data registries and of course electronic health records, it can be a worthwhile investment when it comes to reporting on digital progress.
A small minority of Trusts regularly use BI tools and techniques such as data mining, predictive analytics, and statistical analysis to identify patterns, trends, and insights in the data. This makes the reporting of the success and benefits of EPR transitions clearer and easier to digest.
Article written by Practice Business