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Information Builders

November 30, 2015 10:10 ET

Information Builders Announces HealthcareAppExchange to Improve Operations and Outcomes for Canadian Healthcare Organizations

Self-Service BI Portal Allows Canadian Healthcare Organizations to Create and Share BI Applications for Faster Time to Value

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 30, 2015) - Today at its 2015 Healthcare Analytics Symposium, Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, announced the launch of HealthcareAppExchange, a unique app portal designed specifically for Canadian healthcare organizations.

Healthcare organizations are struggling to balance and prioritize their goals and objectives as they pursue new value-based business models and the Triple Aim initiative. The initiative is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that seeks to optimize health system performance through improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.

The challenge facing healthcare organizations is to improve patient outcomes and enhance the quality of care by becoming more patient-centric than ever before. They also must control operating costs to operate a sustainable, patient-centric organization -- all while complying with increasingly rigid and constantly evolving regulatory requirements.

HealthcareAppExchange, built in partnership with Decosta Inc., allows Canadian-based healthcare organizations to share, collaborate, and innovate using Information Builders' pre-built InfoApps™, which are designed by WebFOCUS customers. These InfoApps are created for critical functions such as patient-specific costing, patient flow, bed census, P4R, and other important operational activities. Qualified healthcare users can easily download and use existing InfoApps as well as create and share their own.

InfoApps deliver interactive analytic content, such as data visualizations, charts, graphs, and reports, to users through the portal via an intuitive app store-like experience. InfoApps go beyond dashboards by offering a variety of controls and filters on a custom user interface to aid in decision support. Examples of InfoApps include guided self-service reports, search-based apps, and predictive analytics apps, all of which can be customized further through a portal for a highly personalized user experience.

"The HealthcareAppExchange portal will help healthcare providers drive operational improvements, achieve meaningful efficiencies, and improve overall patient care," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders. "Many healthcare organizations have achieved real business value through the use of self-service BI apps, including faster application deployment and quicker access to insights for more decision-makers, including non-technical staff. The healthcare industry is changing in dynamic ways, and Information Builders is pleased to offer these powerful new capabilities to Canadian healthcare organizations."

Information Builders' intelligence, integrity, and integration solutions have helped numerous healthcare organizations improve operations and ensure top-quality care for patients. The company is holding its second annual Healthcare Analytics Symposium at the Hockley Valley Resort in Mono, Ontario, featuring customer presentations, breakout sessions, and demonstrations for Canadian healthcare organizations.

Visit our website for more information on Information Builders' healthcare solutions.

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