All Press Releases for December 11, 2012

Business Intelligence Tools Gaining Traction Among Healthcare Providers

    OREM, UT, December 11, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healthcare providers are experiencing increased knowledge dissemination and end-user adoption within their organizations as a result of work with their business intelligence tools. According to the KLAS report Business Intelligence: Influencing Change?, measuring and improving performance and outcomes are at the forefront of providers' BI efforts today and will continue to be so in the near future.

Dimensional Insight and Humedica receive the highest marks from providers for both their product and their partnership impact toward change. Behind these two standout BI vendors, QlikTech, MicroStrategy, and McKesson also receive high scores for the impact their products have toward change.

Products' influence toward change is only part of the story. "To drive improvement, providers recognize that they need to better understand their data and make it more usable to their staff," said Joe Van De Graaff, research director. "This research validates that vendors' BI products are helping influence change but also confirms that providers feel the responsibility to influence change themselves. BI is about much more than just producing reports or snazzy dashboards."

Vendor products measured in the report are shown in three categories: enterprise platforms (Dimensional Insight, IBM Cognos, Information Builders, McKesson, MicroStrategy, QlikTech, SAP BusinessObjects, and Tableau); mostly clinically focused (Altosoft, Cerner, Harris, Humedica, Mediware, and Omnicell); and mostly financially focused (athenahealth, Infor, and Oracle Hyperion). To learn more about the KLAS report Business Intelligence: Influencing Change?, the BI vendors, and the corresponding webinar, please visit

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

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