Use of Descriptive Analytics is the becoming widespread, and being accepted as the norm for most healthcare organizations. They are descriptively using reporting tools and applications for better understanding of past performance, and categorizing and classifying mostly structured historical data.
The next level for healthcare organizations is the generation of operational and financial dashboards, clinical data archives, as well as departmental data marts, with a focus on the end-to-end information life-cycle and data warehousing. To turn data into actionable information, data warehousing has become an essential foundation with the explosion in the quantity of structured and unstructured clinical data. Business Analytics leverages these datasets to actually uncover the insights needed to positively impact clinical and operational decision making.