What is the problem facing healthcare organizations that the Leading Wisely DSS is designed to help address. The article announces the availability

 By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week — – Healthcare leaders are tasked with managing the most complex and changeable industry on Earth, one in which access to the right information at the right time is mission critical. Yet many are almost literally drowning in information as they struggle to collect and interpret data from dozens of IT systems and hundreds of reports in competing formats.

It’s a problem that threatens the productivity of healthcare executives and the efficiency of the enterprises they lead-if not the very health of the nation.

To help, HYPERLINK “https://www.healthcatalyst.com/” nHealth Catalyst, a leader in data analytics, decision support and outcomes improvement, announced the release of HYPERLINK “https://www.healthcatalyst.com/product/leading-wisely/” nLeading Wisely™, a breakthrough technology marking the long-awaited next step in the evolution of executive decision support. The web-based solution automatically transforms data, key measures and goals from multiple business units into the fundamental insights critical to leadership. Leading Wisely combines and analyzes near real-time data from every available IT system and software program, and then enables users to customize information, share it with others, and set their own alerts and notifications. As a result, managers are empowered to take control of the data deluge to more effectively plan, prioritize improvement projects, create alignment among groups, strategize best solutions, and communicate decisions.

“Collecting and synthesizing the data required for quarterly and annual planning can be an extremely time-consuming and frustrating process that often leaves executive teams struggling to make critical strategic decisions based on incomplete information,” said Timothy Sielaff, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer of Allina Health, Minnesota’s largest health system with 13 hospitals and 27,000 employees. “Leading Wisely is a game changer that promises to completely transform the decision-making process by giving each member of the executive team immediate access to the insights that are critical to their success and that of their teams.”

Old approaches to decision support miss the mark

In most healthcare organizations, the process of collecting data to support decisions is both time-intensive and frustrating. Organizations are forced to use creative workarounds that assimilate and align data from multiple sources, with results that often reflect a months’-long time lag. These approaches are resource-intensive and often miss the mark, leading to inconsistent date ranges, cohort selections and measure calculations. In the absence of trusted, current and actionable information, executives find it difficult to plan, delegate, engage their teams in solving issues, and to track progress by work groups.

Unlike existing decision support solutions, Leading Wisely leverages Health Catalyst’s proven ability to integrate over 100 sources of data in its data warehouse, enabling unprecedented access to and consistency of measures across business units. Moreover, its highly configurable framework gives users the equally unprecedented ability to slice and dice data to suit their roles and goals.

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