Many of the current issues faced health care providers are based on the acquisition and evaluation of “big data.” Yet many providers struggle with the concerns of acquiring quality data, effective security in both the areas of fiscal/operations decision-making and tracking clinic problems. For this assignment you must first define the term “analytics” as it relates to healthcare performance. Then you will identify an issue of concern within your organization (or another organization of your choice). After you have identified the issue of interest, you will define the problem through the lens of a patient.
Analytics is a critical component in healthcare because it helps in reducing patient wait times by evaluating and leveraging scheduling and staffing processes. Healthcare analytics also improves patient satisfaction and quality of care by streamlining the complex processes of making appointments. To improve health outcomes, healthcare organizations must incorporate the concept of big data into their operations. With big data, hospitals can effectively collect patient records and indulge in other metrics to improve their performances.