At Zenpo Software, we are committed to helping non-profits leverage business intelligence to improve their operations and processes. Healthcare is one field where we operate. Through our partnerships with healthcare organizations, we have played a role in discovering new therapies for chronic illnesses. Here are some ways your healthcare organization can also use business intelligence.
- Provide personalized patient care. Medical professionals are realizing that there is no room for one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to patient care. Different patients have different needs. Business intelligence helps doctors and others in the medical field determine the best course of treatment for each patient, taking into account their medical history, known allergies, and other conditions that could alter the effectiveness of proposed actions.
- Match clinical trials and patients willing to go through tests. Many clinical trials fail because of mismatches with patients. Some patients might not be a good match because of age differences or pre-existing conditions. Others might be too far away from trial sites. Business intelligence helps researchers and patients find each other through platforms that take patients’ medical histories and immediate needs and match them with clinical trials looking for patients with certain criteria, such as distance and blood type.
- Implement processes more efficiently. Hospitals and other healthcare providers use BI to break down patient flow, enforce triage rules, and present treatment choices depending on the conditions of patients currently in emergency rooms. In addition, BI can help organize treatment procedures and assign specific times to them, depending on the availability of medicine, equipment, and manpower. This helps improve patient results, keep expenses to a reasonable level, and make processes more efficient.
Business intelligence helps healthcare organizations collate data from a number of different sources and present decision-makers with actionable information. In addition, BI can also help predict which diseases are going to be more common, given certain conditions, and help providers secure the necessary resources even before there is a demand for them.