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Sandlot Solutions and eHealth Initiative to Reveal Key Insights From CIO Survey on Data & Analytics

FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/02/13 -- Sandlot Solutions, a leading healthcare information technology company, will participate in a webinar to take a deeper dive into the results of the Data & Analytics CIO Survey, co-sponsored by eHealth Initiative and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m. EDT, and will conclude with a multi-stakeholder reactionary panel to help participants understand how the information discussed impacts every level of healthcare.

The survey results reveal how over 100 Chief Information Officers and other C-level executives use data and analytics within their organizations. In total, 102 organizations responded to the survey, representing an array of healthcare stakeholders including hospitals (37%), integrated delivery networks (33%), academic medical centers (13%) and others.

High-level findings released by eHI in advance of the webinar include:

  • 82% of respondents indicated that bi-directional sharing of clinical and/or patient data with local healthcare organizations is important.
  • 80% of respondents felt that leveraging big data and predictive analytics is important to their organization's strategic plans and priorities.
  • Only 45% felt that their organization has implemented a flexible and scalable plan to adapt to the growing volume, liquidity and availability of electronic healthcare data.

"As the industry continues the shift toward accountable care and other risk-sharing models, it is more important than ever to monitor and measure how data is being used and shared by organizations. We are pleased to partner with eHealth Initiative and share key insights from the new CIO Survey," said Paul Steinichen, Vice President of Solutions Engineering, Sandlot Solutions. "As a solution provider, we are always interested in learning about the challenges and obstacles associated with HIT and its successful implementation. I believe it is through knowledge and best-practice sharing that healthcare's most pressing problems are likely to be solved."

Mark your calendar and register today for an in-depth look at the results of the Data & Analytics CIO Survey.

About Sandlot Solutions
Sandlot Solutions is a healthcare IT company focused on fourth-generation health information exchange plus data analytics and care management. Sandlot builds the connection for any organization exchanging healthcare information to improve the quality of care, manage risk and reduce costs supporting Accountable Care and advanced payment models. The company's configurable technology streamlines data-sharing. Physicians receive digital envelopes within their workflow with actionable patient information and analytics, including prompts at the point of care for appropriate interventions, education and follow-up. Sandlot Solutions was founded in 2006. Visit www.sandlotsolutions.com for more information.

About the eHealth Initiative
The eHealth Initiative (eHI) is a Washington D.C.-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology. eHI is the only national organization that represents all of the stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Working with its membership, eHI advocates for the use of health IT that is practical, sustainable and addresses stakeholder needs, particularly those of patients. For more information, visit www.ehealthinitiative.org.

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