VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DIVURGENT, a national healthcare consulting firm with offices in Dallas, Texas and Virginia Beach, Virginia, has conducted an industry survey on business intelligence and analytical maturity within the hospital provider marketplace. The results of this industry-first survey will be released at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2011 Annual Conference, to be held in Orlando, Florida, February 20th through 24th. It is expected that over 25,000 attendees will be present at this year's conference. Results will be released and incorporated into a presentation to be delivered by DIVURGENT's Managing Partner Colin Konschak and Clinical Transformation Practice Director Mary Sirois. This presentation is titled, "Using Data to Transform Care and Build Competitive Advantage" and will be presented on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 11:15am EST. This is HIMSS Presentation #229.
The purpose of the study was to identify the levels of maturity within the hospital marketplace, in the areas of data analytics and business intelligence. DIVURGENT surveyed over 150 hospitals and health systems across the United States and followed up with interviews aimed at identifying best practices. After the survey results are released, DIVURGENT will finalize a report summarizing the data and discussing best practices identified. "We believe that those hospitals and health systems that excel in the area of business intelligence will create and sustain competitive advantage over the long term. The ultimate aim of this study is to identify best practices and create a roadmap that providers can follow to implement successful business intelligence capabilities." The survey results are used to develop the DIVURGENT Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Model (DIBIDA Model), which is a graphical representation of organizational maturity.
DIVURGENT's Clinical Transformation Practice Leader Mary Sirois says, "The meaningful use requirements define a baseline that will push healthcare organizations to collect and use data to improve quality of care. Top-performing organizations will move well beyond this baseline, toward embedding data analytics into strategic planning as well as day-to-day clinical and business decision-making." DIVURGENT will partner with the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary to further develop the survey and model, which will be released on an annual basis.
Founded by a team of consulting veterans, DIVURGENT is a national healthcare consulting firm focused solely on the business of hospitals and other healthcare providers. DIVURGENT provides advisory, interim management, revenue cycle management, project management, clinical transformation, and modeling and simulation services to help improve patients' lives. DIVURGENT is currently engaged with multiple clients providing direction related to the incentives available to physician and hospital providers through the HITECH Act / American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
About Colin Konschak:
Colin B. Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, is an author, speaker, and the founding partner of DIVURGENT, a healthcare management consulting firm. During his 15 plus years in the healthcare sector, Colin has focused on helping healthcare providers understand the shifting healthcare/technology marketplace and plan their organizational and technology direction accordingly. Mr. Konschak has a keen understanding of today's healthcare marketplace and has broad experience in healthcare operations, strategic planning, and health information technology. He has worked in print and broadcast media and is a frequent author and speaker. He is a registered Pharmacist, possesses an MBA in health services administration, is board certified in healthcare management, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
About Mary Sirois:
Ms. Sirois has nearly 20 years of healthcare operational and strategic planning experience across a wide spectrum of provider and academic environments. She has worked with large and small healthcare systems on the planning necessary for clinical transformation as a result of an electronic health record deployment, organizational governance and change management, medical and clinical staff collaboration on best practice and evidence-based processes, regulatory compliance readiness and issue resolution, organizational budget development and related benefits realization projection, and detailed project planning. She is a physical therapist and holds an MBA in healthcare administration, and is CPHIMS certified.