Health Care IT


Business intelligence allows information to be incorporated into care provisioning, clinical research, organization,compensation and decisions making scenarios. There is an urgent need for providers to get useful information in a timelymanner to improve care and business intelligence is the key. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview on BIbenefits in healthcare and the data visualization technology in delivering information to healthcare professionals. Wecontribute to the literature in the following areas: 1) overview the BI application areas in healthcare; 2) discuss BI applicationareas in healthcare; 3) provide several examples and use Xcelsius as a tool to illustrate dashboards design.