HIMSS Analytics and the International Institute for Analytics Combine Efforts to Develop First Healthcare Assessment Tool to Score Analytics Maturity

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Through a new survey designed specifically for the healthcare industry, organizations can gain greater insight into how well they leverage clinical & business intelligence and analytics relative to their own industry, as well as other industries. Survey participants will learn how they perform in five critical success areas and where opportunities exist to improve the impact of analytics in their organizations.

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“As healthcare providers accumulate massive amounts of data, they are looking to find the best among their peers to emulate. This new maturity model serves their needs for benchmarking in this space," said John Hoyt, EVP of HIMSS Analytics

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading market research firm focused exclusively on serving the business analytics industry and HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), announced today their joint effort to develop the first benchmarking survey designed to measure and score clinical & business intelligence and analytics maturity in healthcare organizations.

The simple survey provides healthcare organizations with an unbiased evaluation of their analytics program’s maturity relative to peers in the healthcare industry and can translate performance comparison across other industries. The benchmarking service and certification program was developed as a collaborative endeavor between two professional analytics groups, HIMSS Analytics and IIA, that work with renowned healthcare provider organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Health, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, and Partners Healthcare.

Participants will complete an online survey; their data will then be used to evaluate performance in the proven DELTA analytics model, focusing on the areas of Data management, Enterprise approach, Leadership, strategic Targets, and Analytical resources. Based on the results, each participant will receive an assessment score on a scale, with the highest score indicating an organization has been rated as a significant “analytical competitor”.

“Measurement frameworks are increasingly in demand by corporations seeking to develop and grow their analytics programs,” commented Thomas Davenport, IIA Research Director. “HIMSS Analytics brings deep knowledge of healthcare systems with their EMRAM maturity model and IIA contributes its understanding of how healthcare groups are building out analytics programs today. This powerful combination of intelligence and expertise will pave the way for healthcare organizations to assess and compare their analytics programs.”

This collaboration is a logical product extension for both IIA and HIMSS Analytics. HIMSS Analytics is the industry standard for certifying electronic medical record adoption in hospitals through its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) and IIA has an established Healthcare Analytics Research Council focused on the use of analytics within the healthcare industry.

“We at HIMSS Analytics are very excited about this ground breaking approach of applying the IIA knowledge to the healthcare environment. As healthcare providers accumulate massive amounts of data, they are looking to find the best among their peers to emulate. This new maturity model serves their needs for benchmarking in this space,” said John Hoyt, Executive Vice President of HIMSS Analytics.

The benchmark will be available in May 2013. To be notified as soon as the survey is available or to acquire more information please visit: http://info.iianalytics.com/aesurvey

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms. Visit http://www.himssanalytics.org/about/ for more information.

About IIA
The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) was created to bring a common organizing language and ‘experienced-based’ research to the growing business analytics industry. Research is organized by vertical industry and organizational role. IIA’s mission is to meet the research and decision-support needs of business and analytics leaders and their teams as the focus on analytics as a competitive differentiator increases.

IIA’s offerings include annual research subscriptions for individuals and enterprises, faculty-moderated analytics research councils, executive roundtables and phone conversations, benchmarking, and inquiry and advisory services for both analytics teams and vendor companies. To drive the organization’s insights, curriculum, and dialogues, IIA serves its clients through a unique ‘experience-based’ research methodology that uses a combination of world-class faculty and a closed community of end-users.

Since its inception, SAS, Accenture, Intel, Teradata, SAP, and Dell have supported IIA as early underwriters. For more information about IIA, visit http://iianalytics.com/.

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