Healthcare organizations sometimes struggle with managing the volumes of data they produce—from financial, clinical, operational systems, and processes. Yet the ability to manage data and transform it into meaningful information yields significant returns to an organization’s business performance. A recent report by Yonek et al. on the characteristics of high-performing healthcare organizations cited several best practices including:
• Establish a systemwide strategic plan with measurable goals and track progress toward achieving them with system performance dashboards.
• Create alignment across the health system with goals and incentives.
• Leverage data and measurement across ...