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Small hospital makes minor investment in analytics and reaps big rewards

Union General spent $50,000 to launch an analytics program that enabled staff to spend more time on delivering care and uncovered best practices that reduced readmissions.
By Bill Siwicki

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Union General’s decision support manager Karen Reff said that undertaking an analytics program to implement patient interventions in a more timely manner reduced readmissions.

A hospital does not need a staff of 50 and a $3 million budget to achieve real return on investment with healthcare analytics.

That’s according to Karen Reff, manager of decision support at Union General Hospital, a small facility in Georgia — and she speaks from experience.

 

Small hospital makes minor investment in analytics and reaps big rewards

A hospital does not need a staff of 50 and a $3 million budget to achieve real return on investment with healthcare analytics. That’s according to Karen Reff, manager of decision support at Union General Hospital, a small facility in Georgia – and she speaks from experience.

 

 

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