Skip to content Skip to navigation

KLAS: Providers Looking for Next Level of Healthcare Analytics

January 7, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

When it comes to healthcare analytics, most vendors are struggling to deliver ease of use and robust functionality, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

With movement toward value-based care, newer healthcare models, and accountable care organizations (ACOs), providers' analytics needs and expectations are by necessity continuing to rise. As providers look to go to the next level with healthcare analytics, there is still a notable discrepancy between what most vendors deliver and what providers require, according to the report, “Healthcare Analytics: Making Sense of the Puzzle Pieces.”

The energy around healthcare analytics continues to surge, and concurrently, the opportunity for revolutionary solutions and outcomes is more urgent than ever before, according to the report. "The pressure is mounting," Joe Van De Graaff, report author, said in a statement. "Providers see analytics as a strategic compass for the changing healthcare world ahead, and their need for better results and better ways to understand outcomes through data analytics and BI is critical."

KLAS spoke to more than 400 healthcare providers to capture their experiences with their BI vendor products. Forty-seven percent of respondents reported extensive insights from their BI tool. Top satisfaction ratings in four categories of BI products go to QlikTech (Radnor, Pa.) for visual data discovery, Health Catalyst (Salt Lake City, Utah) for data warehouse/enterprise data warehousing), and Dimensional Insights (Burlington, Mass.) for BI tool sets. Clients put SAS (Cary, N.C.) at the top for predictive analytics.

Additionally, the aggregation and analysis of multiple sources of data, common functions of BI, are often functional requirements for population health analytics. Some vendors in this report, enterprise vendors in particular, can be used for analysis and reporting on population health–related metrics, but they generally lack in packaged patient outreach and care management functionality, the report found.

Topics

News

VETS Act Introduced to Expand Veterans’ Access to Telehealth Services

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced this week the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), bipartisan legislation that aims to expand telehealth services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mayo Clinic Makes Health Content Available via Epic’s Patient Apps

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is now offering its health information on demand via Epic patient-facing apps such as MyChart and MyChart Bedside.

Report: Cyber Attackers Using Simple Tactics, Tools to Target Healthcare, Other Industries

The number of reported breach incidents in healthcare grew by 22 percent in 2016 from 269 breach incidents in 2015 to 328 last year, according to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR).

The Sequoia Project Touts Interoperability Growth in Fifth Year

The Sequoia Project is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its various interoperability initiatives have grown by health organization participants, by geographic reach, and by the sheer number of health records exchanged electronically.

Report: HHS to Open Healthcare Cybersecurity Center

HHS will be opening a Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in which healthcare organizations and consumers can get educated about the risks of using mobile apps and data.

Survey: Two-Thirds of Healthcare Employees Share Confidential Data On Occasion

Seventy-two percent of employee say they would share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information under certain circumstances and 68 percent of healthcare employees report that they share confidential or regulated data on occasion, according to the Dell End-User Security Survey.