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Analytics boosts use of clinical best practices at Tampa General Hospital

October 10, 2018 / Bill Siwicki

At Tampa General Hospital in Florida, analytics on orders and process workflows were hard to come by. Clinical and financial questions had to be answered by a custom report, some of which could take several days to produce. The data simply wasn't easily accessible, and each report would inevitably create more questions and more reports. "For example, if I wanted to know how many cardiac stress tests were ordered in the last twelve months, I would have had to request a report," said Peter Chang, MD, chief medical informatics officer. "If numbers seemed too high, another report would have been required to determine which units they were being ordered from."