If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are, your original motivations for joining the field were patient-focused. You wanted to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. Being in the field though, you may now feel like your day-to-day concerns are back-office focused. You’re spending much of your energy and resources:

You know health information technology (HIT) is an important part of your business operations. You can’t survive in home health or hospice without your core EMR product. Most likely, you also have ancillary HIT solutions to support programs such as referral interfaces, telehealth or analytics and benchmarking products. But how easy is it to implement and maintain these solutions? Chances are there are challenges—and quite possibly significant challenges that can jeopardize the success of a project as well as the stability of the entire organization.

Given the advent of digitized health records, terms like “big data” and “analytics” have become downright trite these days. The terms are thrown around so often, in so many varying scenarios, they’ve become vague overarching descriptions that mean different things to different people.