SOURCE: eThority

July 11, 2008 08:00 ET

Aberdeen Determines Business Intelligence Key for Best-in-Class Healthcare

eThority Customer Showcased as Best-in-Class Organization

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwire - July 11, 2008) - eThority, a company delivering powerful business intelligence software through a user-obvious interface, announced that it sponsored Aberdeen Group's Benchmark Report entitled, "Business Intelligence in Healthcare: Have Providers Found a Cure?" This report provides an all-inclusive look at the challenges healthcare providers face in tackling their unique data management and reporting needs. eThority Enterprise Edition, which was noted in the report through a case study on eThority customer Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is a powerful business intelligence platform that can solve common pain points such as cost efficiency and regulatory compliance for healthcare organizations.

In the report, Aberdeen lists "integration capabilities with other applications" as the most influential selection criteria for choosing and successfully implementing a BI platform. eThority Enterprise Edition possesses information management and analytical capabilities that enable healthcare providers to generate real-time data analysis with data extracted from primary and secondary data sources. The report notes that this functionality is vital in the healthcare industry, where accurate information not only helps manage rising costs, but can mean the difference between life and death.

Additionally, Aberdeen found that "Best-in-Class" providers are 2.5 times more likely to have established procedures to review and measure KPIs (key performance indicators). eThority Enterprise Edition provides healthcare professionals with a tool to establish these measurements, such as bed utilization, patient wait times and staff retention rates. In identifying and gauging these and other KPIs, healthcare providers can improve efficiency and patient satisfaction, two critical issues in the industry today.

eThority Enterprise Edition's user-obvious interface allows individuals with little or no training to successfully use the software. Referenced as "domain specific data modeling" in the Aberdeen report, eThority almost instantly allows organizations to leverage data that once took three weeks to analyze while also maintaining strict compliance guidelines that support data integrity and chain of custody reporting.

About eThority

eThority has a 16-year history in software development, support services and data reporting. The company developed its radically new BI platform to allow customers to synergize their existing investments in information that remains idle in their legacy information systems. eThority's solutions are in use around the globe at major research universities and leading corporations. For more information, please visit

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