Clinical Business Intelligence Network Announces Newest Member

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation joins collaboration of healthcare leaders

The Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN) is pleased to announce its newest member: the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Palo Alto, California.

The network, a peer-to-peer learning community, brings together healthcare leaders in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT. Members have multiple opportunities throughout the year to learn, share and connect with each other at organized events. This collaboration accelerates the spread of clinical business intelligence by helping members realize greater value from their data and by supporting the performance improvement journeys of their organizations.

“Clinical business intelligence is a cornerstone to transformation of the larger healthcare system,” said Julie Bartels, executive vice president of National Health Information for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which facilitates CBIN. “It allows healthcare systems to accurately access current performance and recognize where improvement opportunities exist.”

CBIN members accelerate their clinical business intelligence journeys and deliver value to their organizations on a greater scale and faster than going it alone.

“Like many healthcare organizations, we need to evolve our analytic community to support the needs of our patients and our organization,” said PAMF Chief Operations Officer Michael Erikson. “For patients, we must increase our ability to provide meaningful data and information, and help them make clear choices about their own healthcare needs. Powerful analytics also will be critical in guiding our organization to make relevant and strategic choices to advance our mission. We are excited to be a part of other learning organizations who are on similar journeys,” he said.

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care, Research and Education (PAMF) is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to enhancing the health of people in our communities. This includes more than 700,000 patients and countless community members across Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. PAMF is part of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care as well as care of women and children, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology.

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is an education institute that believes we must have three essential elements for sustainable change in healthcare: Delivery of care designed around the patient; Payment and incentives based upon value and outcomes; and Transparency of performance (quality and cost) throughout the healthcare system. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are a small not for profit with a big mission to help change the healthcare industry. Learn more at:

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