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Visualization Solutions Put Big Data Front and Center for Providers

October 17, 2018 / Gienna Shaw

Hospitals and health systems increasingly want to leverage data analytics visualization tools to affect real patient and organizational change. Information pulled from a provider’s IT applications can be used for everything from improving emergency department efficiency and throughput to managing cash flow and stopping cybercriminals in their tracks. The latter use case is especially important for Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, Md., which relies on analytics to stay ahead of security threats. “We keep our leaders well aware of what’s happening with security breaches,” says Bonnie Davis, UHCC’s director of health information services and management. “It’s all about the risk, so that’s how we presented it. The risk is definitely there and we would rather prevent it proactively than have something happen.”