February 6, 2023, Trisus Decision Support

Hospitals have long been monitoring their clinical, financial, and operational performance. Beginning with the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, HHS (Health and Human Services) established criteria for the ‘meaningful use’ of electronic health records, leading to increased adoption of EHRs (Electronic Health Record) and health IT to improve the cost and quality of care.

As a result, the amount of digital data available for healthcare providers has increased dramatically. Furthermore, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) has developed numerous programs that require this data in order to participate.

To remain, or become competitive today requires that providers quickly understand the workings of their operations and adapt to the changing environment. This need has led to the rise of business intelligence solutions or Business Decision Support Systems (BDSSs). Unlike Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) which help providers to optimize the treatment of patients, BDSS (Business Decision Support Systems) support the improvement in organizational decisions of a financial nature.

Leading decision support systems combine clinical and financial data to help organizations examine trends and identify insights into the care they provide, including the management of individual service lines, identification of financial variability in care, evaluation of expansion or contraction opportunities, as well as meeting the various value-based care guidelines. For more information, download our white paper entitled, The Need for Business Decision Support in Healthcare.