Untapped resources: New technologies can improve operations

HIMSS Analytics

In an article published by Healthcare IT News, they spoke with Matt Schuchardt, Director of Market Intelligence Solutions Sales for HIMSS Analytics, about organizations that are taking advantage of everything their EMR and other technologies have to offer. “Now that you have all this data, what do you do with it?" said Schuchardt.

HIMSS Analytics hospital database allows us to see what tools—though many currently untapped—have the biggest growth potential; it also helps predict where the market might be headed. There are a number of reasons these tools are not yet widely utilized, but in many cases it’s because they have only recently been fine-tuned and usable, some are simply unknown and some are more robust than what smaller hospitals need. While some providers may not yet be willing to dive in, Schuchardt discussed the potential of the top technologies that are predicted to see increased use. Topping the list: bed management, business intelligence and data warehousing.

Read the full list of 18 technologies poised to grow by leaps and bounds.