Health Care

Looking at the big picture of healthcare transformation

In April 2015 we kicked off a series of cartoons illustrating issues around healthcare and analytics. HealthToon: Taking down chronic diseases with advanced analytics brings attention to the pressure healthcare providers are under to reduce readmissions for patients with chronic health conditions. This second cartoon highlights an effort to gain a big picture understanding of how to drive healthcare transformation.  The story Siloed applications made it difficult for Premier healthcare alliance members to connect different data sources and metrics and see the big picture of how to drive healthcare transformation. Serving approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites, this transformation resulted in a big challenge. Premier…

3 ways technology is delivering on the promise of healthcare transformation

With populations on the rise and resources increasingly strained, health organizations are continually looking to enhance the patient experience and improve outcomes while also driving efficiency. According to the World Economic Forum, the global population will jump from 7.6 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050, and the number of people over age 60 will reach roughly two billion. To meet the demands of this aging population, the global health system will have to transform. Improving care quality in an era where clinicians and budgets are already spread thin will require providers to implement innovative digital technologies that support multiple goals simultaneously.…

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