Modern Analytics in Healthcare
Through Microsoft’s rich ecosystem of advanced data analytic tools and technologies, healthcare organizations are provided digital transformation opportunities to help control healthcare costs, improve patient care outcomes, and uncover actionable insights at an unprecedented scale.
Explore the BlueGranite team’s insightful blog posts on healthcare, life sciences, medical device and pharmaceutical topics, and scenarios, below:
When a well-known Southeastern U.S. surgeon and community health champion advocated for a public hospital over 100 years ago, they likely had no idea it would grow to be one of its region’s largest health systems. Built on a foundation of excellence in care, the regional health provider’s more than 700 physicians and 9,000 employees offer broad-ranging services to people across two states. Though it is a government subdivision of the state in which it was founded, the health system is self-funded – meaning it receives no tax dollars. It must continually seek innovative ways to deliver superior healthcare while minimizing costs.
Adoption Framework: Collaborating with business units, IT, and enterprise intelligence.
Solution Design and Best Practices: The team worked to convert an existing data model to adhere to best practices in dimensional modeling.
Power BI Monitoring and Auditing: Understanding who is using the system and what assets they are leveraging allows for cultivation of valuable data and reports shared across the enterprise.
A leading U.S. healthcare payor – whose tens of thousands of employees serve millions of members – is transforming business by embracing a nimble, elastic modern data architecture. Through a combination of years of steady growth and ever-improving technology, the decades-old health insurer built up an inventory of nearly 50 data sources and BI tools. The organization is now looking toward the future, recently launching an initiative to consolidate and modernize its data platform and analytics tools. In order to reap the benefits of a single, enterprise-wide data repository and robust new capabilities, it selected a Microsoft Azure and Power BI foundation.
A Great Lakes-based over-the-counter drug maker employs more than 10,000 people globally. Since 2005, the public company has made more than a dozen major acquisitions, growing net sales to nearly $5 billion in 2018. While these acquisitions have been great for the bottom line, they have also ushered in operational challenges. As the company brought on new businesses, different internal branches developed or maintained their own processes. As a consequence, the company’s understanding and use of Power BI suffered.
One Midwestern healthcare system has grown by leaps and bounds since embarking on a 1990s expansion, transforming from a traditional, single-site academic medical center into a broad-based regional healthcare system. It’s now one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, comprised of nearly 20 hospitals and over 3,000 registered beds. As the marketing team worked hard to raise patient awareness, they realized they didn’t have the necessary modern reporting tools to gauge the success of their efforts. Chiefly, the team needed to be able to demonstrate a return on investment for their marketing campaigns.
This solution showcase displays the results of a real-world, predictive analytics and machine learning scenario within a healthcare organization. Its audience is the HR department and upper-level management. These two groups will use this report to understand employee flight risk data and to uncover patterns at both a high level and a detailed, employee population level. In this model, high risk employees are considered likely to leave the organization.
Eric is Blue Granite’s Vice President and Health and Life Sciences Account Leader. He helps clients in this space envision solutions that advance data management and production, and speed insight delivery, to improve business outcomes. Eric's specialties include sector-focused business and data analysis, user experience design, and business intelligence solutions.