Survey: Few Health Care Organizations Fully Use Data Analytics
April 30, 2015 in News
The survey included responses from 271 health care professionals.
According to the survey, 21% of respondents said their organizations’ data analytics capabilities are still in their “infancy” (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 4/30).
Specifically, the study found:
- 28% of respondents said they are using such capabilities for data warehousing to track key performance indicators;
- 24% said they are using data marts; and
- 16% said they are using data in strategic decision making (Walsh, Clinical Innovation Technology, 4/29).
Respondents also highlighted several benefits to using data analytics. For example:
- 34% cited business intelligence;
- 27% cited improved clinical outcomes; and
- 24% cited lower costs.
The perception of the value of data analytics varied among providers, payers and life sciences companies. Specifically:
- 56% of life sciences respondents said business intelligence was the greatest benefit;
- 35% of payers said the greatest benefit was lowering costs; and
- 32% of providers said improving outcomes was the greatest benefit, while 29% said business intelligence (Health Data Management, 4/30).
Meanwhile, respondents also highlighted several barriers to data analytics. For example:
- 37% cited silos of unstandardized data;
- 17% cited a lack of technology infrastructure; and
- 15% cited skill gaps (Clinical Innovation Technology, 4/29).