Forward-thinking, health care leaders are examining how analytics can be integrated into existing environments anmost-wired-big-datad workflows to ensure quality and efficiency of care for both individuals and the community at large.

More providers have the right information at the right time and place to make decisions for effective, quality patient care: 59 percent of Most Wired organizations use data-driven intelligence to empower care management workflow, up 20 percent from a year ago, and 42 percent of all surveyed hospitals, a 14 percent increase.

Big data analytic capabilities, broad population health metrics, and partnerships are needed in order to survive in a highly competitive health care environment. Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa., in affiliation with Geisinger Health Systems, actively extracts and uses electronic data for the development and implementation of innovative care models. Richard Schreiber, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, says, “We leverage our electronic systems to enhance daily patient care, promote smooth transitions of care, and actively seek patient involvement in their care.”