Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions in Healthcare
Posted: 19 December 2010 | Source: SAP
This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in healthcare and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions of a healthcare organization.
With the decline of command and control styles of management, the responsibility for decision making is distributed to knowledge workers across the many functions of an organization. In some cases, the decision process is fully automated: like the next best offer to a retailer's customer who is shopping online or the price to charge for an automobile insurance policy for a new driver. In other cases, the decision process is more ad hoc, involving collaboration of a team of knowledge workers focused on solving a business problem, such as developing a sales and production plan for a manufacturer's product line.