The State of Healthcare

The need to do more with less carries extra pressure with healthcare providers because of the priority placed on delivering timely, effective treatments. How to reduce a patient’s time in surgery to accommodate more procedures in a day? Create a supply stocking system to optimize inventory? Determine where to build a new surgical center to […]

Healthcare Analytics Continuum

As healthcare organizations become more data-driven, they move from heavily manual data management and reporting processes that address simple queries to handling bigger data volumes on a platform that supports predictive analytics and complex questions. Clinical Analytics bring together clinical, financial and operational data to answer questions and perform retrospective analysis about how healthcare organizations […]

Preventing Hospital Readmissions

In October 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals with excess readmissions, which is based on a hospital’s number of “predicted” 30-day readmissions for selected high-cost or high-volume conditions and procedures (namely heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip/knee replacement, […]