IIA Releases the 2015 DELTA-Powered Analytics Assessment Benchmark Report: “Defining Analytical Excellence in Healthcare”

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This report provides an update on the analytics benchmark results for hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations based on findings from the DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment

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The DPAA provides insight into where an organization should focus to advance analytics capabilities and maturity,” said Jack Phillips, CEO and Co-Founder

In 2013, The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and HIMSS Analytics developed the DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment (DPAA), a quantitative tool to measure how effectively healthcare provider organizations use analytics, business intelligence applications and data to drive decision-making.

At the HIMSS 2014 conference, IIA published benchmark results from the first cohort of healthcare provider organizations that were assessed using the DPAA. This year’s report (2015) focuses on how top performing healthcare provider organizations have met or exceeded expectations en route to achieving top performer status in the area of data and analytics. The report provides a checklist that healthcare provider organizations can follow to improve their analytics maturity.

The report found that success for the top 10% of health care provider organizations begins with effective performance on data fundamentals followed by specific analyst skillsets, with taking a consultative approach being very highly rated. Critical target and enterprise competencies, while important, tend to follow upon success among the first three categories.

These are among the key findings of “Defining Analytical Excellence in Healthcare,” a report issued this week and based on data collected from more than 3,000 respondents at 31 healthcare provider organizations. The report was written by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm focused exclusively on guiding its clients to leverage the power of analytics, in cooperation with HIMSS Analytics, the research and analytics arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

The assessment utilizes the widely published DELTA Model framework described in Analytics at Work by IIA co-founder Thomas H. Davenport and IIA faculty members Robert Morison and Jeanne Harris. The DELTA model measures maturity across five critical analytic competencies: Data, Enterprise approach, Leadership, Targets and Analysts.

As healthcare providers rapidly accumulate massive amounts of data and shift to valued-based and accountable care propositions, it has created a need to leverage data to gain valuable clinical and business insights. As a result, healthcare providers must now focus on managing and maturing their analytic capabilities.

“The DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment provides healthcare organizations with the ability to measure the strength of their analytics program and gives insight into where an organization should focus to advance analytics capabilities and maturity,” said Jack Phillips, CEO and Co-Founder of IIA.

To download a copy of the DELTA Report, visit http://iianalytics.com/analytics-resources/market-research/defining-analytical-excellence-in-healthcare
For more information on the DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment, visit http://www.himssanalytics.org/delta.

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics collects and distributes essential health IT data related to products, costs, metrics, trends and purchase decisions, and presents relevant maturity models to the healthcare industry to aid in strategic direction and value driven IT adoption and utilization. HIMSS Analytics delivers quality data, strategic direction and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical and consulting companies. Visit us at http://www.himssanalytics.org.

About IIA
The International Institute for Analytics is a research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. Co-founded by Research Director Thomas H. Davenport and CEO Jack Phillips, IIA works across a breadth of industries to uncover actionable insights from its network of analytics practitioners, industry experts and faculty. IIA’s Enterprise Research clients gain access to an extensive research library, faculty-moderated executive roundtables and phone conversations. IIA also provides analytics benchmarking, inquiry and advisory services to its members, allowing business leaders and analytics professionals to keep their fingers on the pulse of analytics in the new data economy. Since its inception, SAS, Intel, Teradata, and Dell have supported IIA as underwriters. For more information about IIA, and how you can become a member, visit http://www.iianalytics.com or call 503-467-0210.

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