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    Four essential players for your healthcare data analytics team


    Title: Business intelligence manager

    Job description: Collaborates with business and data teams to conceptualize, design, and deliver actionable insights. Must have experience in the architecture and design of processes that answer data questions for both business and clinical teams, including reports, dashboards, and other reporting tools. Becomes a subject matter expert on best practices that blend data and business, and creates methodologies and standards used for training throughout the organization. Education requirements include a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, health information management, or mathematics.

    Why this position matters: As the industry continues to shift to value-based care, organizations must be able to combine data and create scenarios to predict the best outcomes. Business intelligence managers work with multiple stakeholders in the organization to summarize data and experiences, which can make decision making easier. A 2014 report by Gartner suggests that the top need for healthcare informatics is to create a business manager role who can create and manage a clinical data warehouse as a foundation for complex population health and business strategies.

    “(This role) recognizes the importance of persistent marketing and communication about information management and analytics architecture use cases, as well as about current value achieved, as a primary focal point,” the report’s authors state. “Use all the education and influence you can muster with top executives to make the case for a strong top-executive commitment to high-value use, strong information governance and data quality.”

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