Friday, August 10, 2012

Goodreads: Healthcare Business Intelligence

If you are looking for good information on using Business Intelligence within a healthcare environment, see Laura Madsen's new book. Here is my Goodreads review:

Healthcare Business Intelligence, + Website: A Guide to Empowering Successful Data Reporting and AnalyticsHealthcare Business Intelligence, + Website: A Guide to Empowering Successful Data Reporting and Analytics by Laura Madsen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Laura Madsen's book provides a good primer on the topic of business intelligence data and software for the healthcare industry.

She defines "BI" and the major tenets of using that for healthcare. In addition to the main book material, Laura provides a full appendix of useful information as well as a companion website with electronic content.

Laura stays at a high level and does not dig too much into details. This should be a good read for healthcare executives considering a BI project or for those new to the BI topic.

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