Symposium Spotlight: Clinical & Business Intelligence
HIMSS13 pre-conference symposia and workshops invite a diverse and growing audience of professionals to participate in specialized and highly interactive education sessions in the days leading up to the Annual Conference. In this article, we take a look at the Clinical & Business Intelligence Symposium: A Practical Guide, on Sunday, March 3.
At this Symposium, attendees will receive practical knowledge on the planning, data review, analysis and reporting required to launch and manage a clinical & business analytics initiative. The Symposium also will explore the technical considerations and solutions to achieve results to manage the long term grown of Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) initiatives for your healthcare organization.
“There are two critical things that we hope attendees to take away,” says Symposium speaker Cynthia McKinney, MBA, FHIMSS, PMP. “Clinical & Business Intelligence requires a full project lifecycle with dedicated resources and organizational commitment. It is something that an organization must be willing to fully commit to as it is a major change to how they can/will do business. [In addition,] to fully achieve the benefits of Clinical & Business Intelligence, an organization must realize that it needs to leverage and intertwine both the clinical and business aspects of business intelligence. They need to go hand in hand.”
McKinney is also co-editor of the best-selling book Implementing Business Intelligence in Your Healthcare Organization (HIMSS, 2012), which will be available for sale at the HIMSS Bookstore at HIMSS13.
“C&BI are the hottest buzzwords in health IT. However, one size does not fit all. I hope that through the C&BI sessions at HIMSS13, we will be able to focus and clarify functions and features that have become catch-all terminology in our industry,” says Symposium speaker Diane M. Carr. “What excites me most about the Symposium is the opportunity to assist all healthcare providers, from large IDNs to individual practitioners, in thinking about how to apply data aggregated in their EHRs to solve problems: clinical, administrative and financial. Hopefully, the sessions will provide an actionable framework based on our panelists’ experience and analysis that will answer some questions that healthcare providers are working so hard to address. These may include Meaningful Use, value based purchasing, ACO’s, and other healthcare reform initiatives, as well as improving patient care quality and outcomes.
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