Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever-growing need to be service-oriented are forcing hospitals to do more with less. Hospitals could be doing more to coordinate, analyze, and use data to improve operational performance. A new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools, such as dashboards, can help.
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in industries such as retail or consumer goods, health care practitioners rely on BI to manage an increasing number of decisions, which all have repercussions on the rest of the organization and ultimately, on the bottom-line. Says Mr. Lemoyne: The system needs to be very agile. We track every patient and stretcher in the emergency unit minute by minute. We know how many patients are in and how long they've been there. But more granular information, even delivered just-in- time, is valuable only to the