How to improve the health care sector


How to improve the health care sectorEvery day, managers in the health care sector are challenged with demands from politicians and influencers to find new ways to improve the health care sector. One of the biggest challenges for health care management is to handle the digitisation of the sector and to get more value out of data. This will generate hope and improve lives for many patients.

Advanced analytics makes leadership easy, transparent and well-documented

Health care managers are met with demands that need visible and fast action. SAS’ main purpose is to empower leaders in the health care sector to succeed with analytical management by using advanced analytics. We empower leaders with proven tools, great experience and a lot of knowledge.

By getting access to the right data and analysing them properly, health care managers can get more insights than ever before. By using advanced analytics to clarify results, health care managers demonstrate that they are in control. Decisions based on data clearly emphasise leadership and commitment to reach new goals set by the political leaders. Furthermore, all decisions and actions appear very transparent and well-documented. Artificial intelligence is intelligence that supports new decisions proven by data.

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Raise the bar

Danish health care sectorIn Denmark, the government has formed eight national quality goals (link to Danish pdf) to make sure that all actors in the health care sector work with similar goals that are beneficial to patients. The overall purpose is to express a common politically ambitious direction for developing the Danish health care sector.

This is a fantastic vision. But demonstrating what you achieve as a health care leader to improve the sector is much more complicated. As the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen recently said*: “Politicians at Christiansborg often forget that it is complicated and takes time to implement political decisions and visions in real life.”

Luckily these challenges can be solved. At SAS we are prepared to help health care organisations set the bar higher and, step by step, become analytical organisations that exploit all possibilities from new insights. With SAS advanced analytics we can speed up processes and thereby help the sector reach goals faster.

The analytical organisation is not born overnight

Establishing the analytical organisation is a challenge, but technically it is not that complicated. Especially not if you partner up with experienced experts, and you have the drive to process a focused effort over a well-planned period.

To fulfil the vision of politicians for the health care sector, the goal is to achieve rational decisions, increase quality of patient care and ensure satisfied patients.

At SAS we work with public leaders to create data insights. And we are good at it. Using data and advanced analytics can create changes that are needed and lead to long-term results.

The culture in an analytical organisation is one where people learn from good examples. We define what we mean by quality, and we have quality performance measures to ensure that we deliver more than quantity. If something fails, employees and management act. Decisions and priorities based on health care analytics and risk profiles, along with their potential impact, are known. Better decisions are made faster when data-driven management and real-time knowledge are applied to daily routines.

Set data free and get going

There is not an exact recipe for digitisation in the health care sector, but one thing is sure. The digitisation is here to stay. Building on data can clarify important new paths that could be the access to new progress in the short term. You might accelerate your discoveries and achieve remarkable outcomes when you have implemented the analytical organisation.

By allowing specialised software to analyse data, hospitals gain valuable insights into how best to focus their efforts. They can release resources for other purposes and ensure that patients get the best treatment possible, and ultimately perhaps even save lives.

To inspire the health care sector, we have created a report: Data-driven management in the healthcare sector – inspiration for change. You can download our report here.

* Lars Løkke to Anders Agger in the TV program “Indefra Med Anders Agger”, DR 2, 21 September 2017



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Lars Vejlgaard

Nordic Director of Sales - Head of Healthcare

Lars is committed to the health care sector and has many years of experience in complex software solutions in the field of Business Intelligence / Analytics and performance management.

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