Nearly all the major players in the healthcare industry are finally realizing the true power of analyticsas a way to boost the value they provide to patients, while gaining more value from their infrastructure and internal processes.

Innovation will carry the future of healthcare, and data analytics is an integral part of the transformation strategy that will help the healthcare industry reach its number one goal: zero defects. That’s a tough goal to achieve considering factors such as human error and problems with added layers of bureaucracy. But value-driven data analytics can get hospitals closer to that goal by giving providers something to look at (easily accessible information), something to follow (predictive and prescriptive recommendations), and something that is actionable (a plan with measurable results).

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