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Healthcare BI Implementation Infographic

Key Points from this Infographic:

This infographic, based on a research study conducted on behalf of TEKsystems’ Healthcare Services division, represents views of more than 250 healthcare professionals, including senior-level health IT executives and medical staff such as CIOs, directors of information systems and clinical informatics, physicians, and chief nursing officers. Respondents represent a wide cross section of healthcare organizations including hospitals, medical clinics, ambulatory care centers and integrated delivery systems.

Business Intelligence System Implementation Lags

  • More than half of all healthcare organizations have yet to implement a BI system. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed indicated that their organization has not implemented a BI system. This number is includes the 36 percent that simply do not have a BI system, 15 percent that do not have such a system but plan to implement one in the next 12-24 months and 7 percent that have a BI system but have yet to implement it. Forty-two percent of respondents have implemented and are currently using a BI system.

Data Complexity and Lack of Skills Cited as Top Challenges

  • More than one-third report that data complexity poses the greatest challenge. Thirty-four percent indicated that data complexity was the top obstacle to reaching their goal of implementing a BI system.  Within the data complexity category, respondents identified the most painful aspects as lack of a standardized data structure (34 percent), analysis requirements (24 percent), and disparate systems and lack of interoperability (23 percent).

Data Completeness and Availability Top Goal for Business Intelligence Initiatives

  • Need for data top goal by far.  Forty-eight percent of respondents cite improvement of data availability and completeness as one of the top three goals for their BI system implementation.

Data IT Expertise Will Present Greatest Hiring Challenge

  • Data architects and analysts most difficult to find. Eighty-six percent of respondents believe that data architects will be the most difficult role to fill when looking for BI implementation skill sets. Other skill sets that will be difficult to secure include those of data analysts (84 percent), business analysts (81 percent) and software developers (80 percent).