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Dresner Advisory Services

September 17, 2014 09:00 ET

Dresner Advisory Services Releases Inaugural Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) -  Dresner Advisory Services today published a new Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines healthcare-related Business Intelligence (BI) priorities, business drivers, goals, obstacles, and timeframes.

The first edition of the Healthcare BI Market Study was created in collaboration with industry expert Kathryn A. Whitmore. The report combines data analysis with industry expert commentary, focusing on 17 healthcare-specific initiatives such as Meaningful Use and Patient Safety and Quality to provide a clear picture of the current and future state of BI in healthcare. 

"Healthcare must reinvent itself by realigning industry incentives to promote health and wellness. We must shift from a model based on volumes where we treat as many sick patients as possible, to a model of value aimed at helping consumers remain healthy and engaged in their health while providing the highest quality of care when needed. Business Intelligence and analytics are necessary to achieve this industry transformation," said Kathryn Whitmore.

The report found that Healthcare lags other industries in the use and success of BI initiatives. However, as there is a recognized need for analytics to drive healthcare transformation, the report showed more aggressive deployment timelines for a variety of BI initiatives, which is expected to hasten the adoption of BI within the industry.

More than half of respondents reported clinician performance, coordination of care, patient satisfaction, and outcomes management were critical or very important areas for BI. The report also showed a need for formal data governance cross industry, as data integration was reported the most significant obstacle to BI initiatives.

"When Dresner Advisory Services began publishing industry research in 2010 we issued two reports. This year we have expanded our output to twelve major reports," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "Our goal has always been to provide BI insight from the perspective of the end users, and we are pleased to expand our deliverables to offer this unique look BI usage within a specific vertical industry. Our first annual Healthcare BI Market Study keeps us enthused by the market, its potential, and our ability to add perspective and analysis to it."

Wisdom of Crowds® research is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries contributed to provide a complete view of realities, plans, and perceptions of the BI market. To purchase a copy of the Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Study, visit

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

About Kathryn Whitmore
Kathryn A. Whitmore is a nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare analytics and author of a unique "enterprise business intelligence" strategy and implementation model that creates the foundation for building cultures of accountability and performance management excellence.

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