Rich Information Applications Enable

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As changes continue to reshape the healthcare industry, healthcare providers are
finding that they must view themselves differently than in the past and improve
their methodology to gather the right data in an efficient way. Hospitals need
information that allows them to measure their performance in a wide range of
key areas: regulatory requirements, patient care, healthcare services, outcomes
operations, and finance. Rich Information Applications have a massive impact on
a Healthcare organizations ability to deliver services, create differentiation and
enhance market appeal. Read more about Actuate Solutions for Healthcare.

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Rich Information Applications Enable

  1. 1. IndustryThe people behind BIRT TM Solutions Rich Information Applications Enable Healthcare Providers to Maintain Healthy Data As changes continue to reshape the healthcare industry, healthcare providers are finding that they must view themselves differently than in the past and improve their methodology to gather the right data in an efficient way. Hospitals need information that allows them to measure their performance in a wide range of key areas: regulatory requirements, patient care, healthcare services, outcomes operations, and finance. Rich Information Applications have a massive impact on a Healthcare organizations ability to deliver services, create differentiation and enhance market appeal.
  2. 2. Industry Solutions: Actuate for HealthcareToo Much Data, Too Little • Streamlining financial, operational and customer interaction processes with up-to-the-momentTime information to slash costs and improve patientHealthcare data is getting more difficult to manage satisfaction– with more regulations, complex reimbursement • Delivering regular and on-demand content to allprocesses and fewer staff. Although patient care users from a single unified platform so they can makecontinues to be top of mind, utilization management; the right decisions at the right timephysician and employee satisfaction also need to • Lowering the total cost of ownership with open-be measured accurately. An explosion of data has source technology, zero-training environments,accompanied these factors on a daily, weekly, and lowest setup costs and fastest time to marketmonthly basis. • Providing physicians, nurses and other staff with the richest, most personalized user experience possible• Detailed financial data spits out from billing and cost tracking systems• Average census, admissions, discharges, and length of Enhanced Healthcare stay information is generated Visualization• Human Resources tracks turnover rates, vacancies, BIRT displays powerful, visually engaging dashboards accident rates, and employee satisfaction and scorecards to track healthcare Key Performance• Managers monitor accreditation, certification, outside Indicators (KPIs) such as operational efficiencies, performance benchmarks, and patient satisfaction billing and claims information, and physician levels performance to convey this information to hospital• The result is data overload administrators in an easily consumable format. BIRT dashboards display data about current and pastBIRT-based Rich performance and show what needs to be improvedInformation Applications either immediately or in the future. Users can drillEnable Healthcare through into BIRT reports for root-cause and what-if analysis.Providers to Manage andMaintain Data Interactive ActionableActuate Healthcare solutions are built on BIRT and ContentBIRT Performance scorecard to deliver a cost-effective Actuate healthcare solutions support Web 2.0powerful solution that can be used by hospitals, technologies such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex andmedical facilities and healthcare professionals. AJAX to provide consumers interactive, personalizedBIRT is an acronym for Business Intelligence and content.Reporting Tools, a collaborative reporting system Users can view or create dashboards from templates,incorporating cutting-edge technology that allows read commentary down to the measure level anddevelopers, report writers and end users to create view trending information over time and location.and/or use applications rich in interactivity, depth, Enabling interactive content allows stakeholdersspan and complexity. to evaluate the results of services provided and theFor healthcare, BIRT tools offer options for creating overall effectiveness of processes. With the rightinteractive dashboards, billing and claims scorecards, view of KPIs, areas for concern can be identifiedphysician’s dashboards, strategy maps and interactive immediately and a hospital’s performance andreports which enable the management and outcomes can be managed effectively.improvement of performance. Actuate healthcaresolutions empower hospitals and medical staff by: 2
  3. 3. Industry Solutions: Actuate for HealthcareMultiple Presentation Comprehensive DataFormats AccessEnd users can access regular and on-demand content An effective healthcare information systemin a variety of presentation styles including brochure- must access and integrate real-time data such asquality documents, performance scorecards, briefing efficiencies and utilization; patient and physicianbooks, Excel® files, dashboards and simple data- information and employee satisfaction. Thisdriven web pages. With limitless data presentation information exists in multiple systems. As newformats and integration possibilities from a single mandates are implemented healthcare providersplatform, Actuate’s Rich Information Application- must expand their use for larger user populations.ready platform leads to 100% user adoption across Dependability and high perfor¬mance becomethe enterprise. crucial business requirements at this stage. BIRT provides comprehensive data access across multiple disparate systems and sources that can be accessed directly or through a metadata layer via its Information Objects metadata and EII technology. Actuate iServer delivers high performance to any size community of employees, customers and partners using information applications. Performance Management for Healthcare BIRT Performance Scorecard is the industry leadingBriefing Book sections can be selected manually, and most fully featured performance system withor can be filtered to display items based on various built-in flexibility, scalability and reliability forselection criteria such as: performance, criticality, enterprise-wide strategic initiatives, to departmentallocation, or ownership. or operational scorecards. Actuate’s healthcare solutions offer over 500 pre-defined healthcare metrics including financial, operational, resources and utilization, employee and patient metrics to help your get started. Scorecard will help: • Ensure that all areas of an organization are properly aligned • The strategy is effectively communicated and acted upon through effective tracking of key performance indicators • Support any framework including: Balanced Scorecard, TJC Accreditation and Malcolm Baldrige 3
  4. 4. Industry Solutions: Actuate for Healthcare Conclusion The need for performance management for healthcare organizations is clear. The increasing regulatory guidelines detailing new critical areas of performance, the demand for performance improvements in clinical outcomes, and increased reporting demands have all contributed to this need for a practical and useful system. The key areas of patient care, healthcare services, operations, outcomes, and finance can be measured with ActuateStrategy maps that show graphical representations of applications built using Actuate BIRT.Performance Management initiatives, measures and For a complete list of Healthcare customers Actuatethe relationships between them supports please visit: http://www.actuate.com/customers/industry/ healthcare-providers/Why Actuate forHealthcare? Try BIRT For Free: The Open• Brochure-quality reporting, interactive web Marketplace reporting, spreadsheet reporting and an integrated The BIRT Exchange Marketplace is a showcase for performance management solution, built over both applications and services and made available an open, robust and rich information application to the BIRT community to foster an open and infrastructure vibrant business environment focused on BIRT. Any• Support for multiple output formats such as print, developer or company can buy, sell and share apps, PDF, Microsoft Word©, Excel and interactive Web solutions and components for BIRT and BIRT-related dashboards products at the Open Marketplace.• Zero training skill-specific report authoring environments for every user BIRT Marketplace:• Web 2.0-ready development platform with http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/marketplace/hub/ programmablity, reusable components, advanced scalability and multi-project support BIRT Exchange:• Open source BIRT-based technology that integrates http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/home/ into the existing product line• Expanding developer base and community support from the Eclipse foundation and BIRT community• Proven solution in the healthcare industry with unmatched time to value• Optional metadata that supports caching to protect source systems Actuate Corporation Tel: (888) 422-8828 2207 Bridgepointe Parkway Web: http://www.actuate.com Suite 500 4 San Mateo, CA 94404

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