Microsoft’s Power BI uncovers data-driven insights in the healthcare industry that can improve clinical decision-making while transforming operations and outcomes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the healthcare industry to undergo a dramatic change in the way it works, from the reinvention of facilities to providing transparency in patient care.
If nothing else, it’s been a crisis that has forced the industry to think on its feet at a time when it is generating probably more data and insightful information than ever before.
As a result, it’s never been more important to transform this real time data into insightful reports and visualisations – and that’s where Power BI comes in.
What is Power BI?
A cloud-based analytics service, Power BI provides a fully integrated view of vital data by enabling users to monitor the performance of their business using live dashboards.
It can also generate visual and fully interactive reports with Power BI Desktop, while Power BI Mobile applications allow access to data while on the move.
Users are also presented with interactive data visualisations and business intelligence, giving them a capability for data analytics within a simple-to-use intuitive environment.
Power BI in the Healthcare sector
Power BI can help healthcare providers make the most of their vital data while offering an economical method for communicating information to those throughout the sector.
By integrating Power BI, providers are able to develop the insights required to limit costs and improve patient care while observing strict compliance rules and regulations.
It can also provide organisations with greater visibility into their data, providing them with greater insights for their key performance indicators by utilising technology.
What’s more the Power BI dashboard allows users to monitor hospital and healthcare quality indicators such as:
- Emergency cases
- Number of patients
- Average patient length of stay
- Costs & spending
Benefits of Power BI for the Healthcare sector
Healthcare data can be complicated as organisations and authorities look to track everything from patient satisfaction scores to waiting times to staffing schedules; but Power BI makes it possible to generate detailed, yet easy-to-understand, overviews in order to find pivotal trends.
It can provide timely critical care responses, especially in emergency situations, by empowering healthcare professionals across the board to easily access data, while collaborating, and sharing insights.
By embedding Power BI reports and dashboards within the hospital apps and portals they already use, it can give care teams the data they need for their vital day-to-day decision making – enabling faster reactions and better results.
If that wasn’t enough, it can also safeguard sensitive data using access controls and governance policies which securely provide care teams access to the data they need.
- Key data clearly displayed
- Indicates vital trends and patterns within the data
- Increases the understanding of complex data
- Making data more accessible across the board
- Enables top medical executives to come to quick decisions
- Effortlessly conveys clinical insight
- Allows easy data management across diverse departments
How Power BI is revolutionising the healthcare industry
Power BI can help providers to constructively use their data while putting the findings into context for everyone from nurses and physicians to executives and administrators – something which had not been possible before.
One of the most economical methods for communicating information to people across the healthcare organisation, it also ensures that high-level data is represented in detail, not to mention a safe and controlled manner.
What’s more, being cloud based, it allows users to keep dashboard reports updated which can then be accessed by numerous employees across a range of devices for greater transparency – even when on the move.
It’s fully compatible with other Microsoft products
Implementing Power BI could not be easier, allowing providers to reap its many benefits immediately.
The desktop version of Power BI comes at no initial cost with the option to purchase Power BI Pro plan to share capabilities with multiple users while Power BI Premium is available at a slightly greater cost.
What’s more, it’s compatible with other Microsoft products, meaning you can adapt to the software quickly and easily if you’re accustomed to using Office 365 applications.
Have you considered making the switch to Power BI?
If you’re a healthcare provider and interested in learning more about how Power BI can help you reduce costs and improve patient care, while adhering to strict compliance regulations, we’re here for you.
Bespoke can help your business get started with Power BI and set you on your way to data-driven success.
We’ve even created a free guide on introducing your company to the Power Platform, including sharing its powerful benefits with decision-makers and stakeholders which you can download here.
So if you think it’s time to embrace the changes brought about by Power BI, contact us today for a demonstration.