Healthcare organizations are already collecting and reporting quality measures for a number of reasons – for reimbursement purposes, to meet regulatory compliance requirements and to provide transparency of outcomes to the community. The requirements of Meaningful Use take the collection and reporting of such measures to an industry-wide standard, essentially setting expectations that move from data collection to data reporting to data utilization in the improvement of quality care. As a CHIME Foundation member, Divurgent has conducted an industry survey focused on the implementation of EHR technologies and the utilization of data in overall organizational strategy and decisions.
Divurgent is in the process of finalizing plans for a second release of the Divurgent Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Model (DIBIDA©) survey, initially launched in 2010. The purpose of the study is to identify the levels of maturity within the hospital marketplace, in the areas of data analytics and business intelligence.
The results of this industry-first survey were released at the 2011 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. In its first release, Divugent received responses from over 150 hospitals and health systems across the United States and followed up with interviews aimed at identifying best practices. It was again shared in light of the progress of Sentara Healthcare’s progress in business intelligence and data analytics at Epic’s 2011 User Group Meeting.
At Divurgent, we believe hospitals and health systems that excel in the area of business intelligence will create and sustain competitive advantage over the long term. The ultimate aim of this study is to identify best practices and create a roadmap that providers can follow to implement successful business intelligence and data analytics capabilities and continue to serve their mission.