TEKsystems: More Than Half of Healthcare Organizations Have Yet to Implement Business Intelligence Systems

TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, releases the results of a survey that explored the current state of business intelligence (BI) system deployments among healthcare organizations. The research, released in advance of HIMSS14, explores many of the concepts serving as central themes to the annual event, including clinical analytics and BI, as well as data interoperability.  Despite the acknowledged benefits that healthcare organizations would realize, the study finds that the vast majority have yet to implement a BI system.

The survey, 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.

Key highlights from the survey include:

Business Intelligence System Implementation Lags

Data Complexity and Lack of Skills Cited as Top Challenges

Data Completeness and Availability Top Goal for Business Intelligence Initiatives

 Data IT Expertise Will Present Greatest Hiring Challenge

“Though there’s consensus among healthcare organizations on the benefits to be derived from BI systems, the reality is that there is a long road ahead for implementation,” says TEKsystems vice president of healthcare services Allen Kriete. “For those without an implementation plan already in place, it will be critical that they identify the necessary skill sets and secure the necessary talent in order to ensure a smooth deployment that is custom-fit for their organization’s unique needs.”

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