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$399 for Non-members


Business Partners
Health Plans
Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Career level:

Experienced Professional

Recommended for:

Accountable Care
Clinically Integrated Network
Data Analytics
Financial Planning
Healthcare Economics
Population Health

Delivery Method:

QAS Self Study

Advance Preparation:


Field of Study:

Specialized Knowledge: 5.0 hours
Statistics: 5.0 hours



Course Availability:

18 Months

Column | Business Intelligence

To succeed with new payment models, physician practices must redouble their business intelligence efforts.

Live Webinar | Business Intelligence

Sponsored By: Fibroblast

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Trendsetter | Business Intelligence

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Article | Business Intelligence
Column | Business Intelligence

Internal business intelligence is essential for healthcare decision making.

Certification | Intermediate | Business Intelligence

Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI)

Certification | Intermediate | Business Intelligence

Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI)


Healthcare organizational data has a wide range of uses. Healthcare business intelligence can provide organizations with the ability to use their data to:
  • Improve quality of care
  • Increase financial efficiency
  • Strengthen operational effectiveness
  • Conduct innovative research
  • Establish strategic directions and monitor progress toward goals
  • Identify and manage risk
Useful business intelligence requires people with the capabilities to inspect, clean, transform, and model data with the goals of highlighting useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. This online program presents methods for looking at the right data and using tools to ensure that useful information is illuminated and used to enable powerful actions and decisions in healthcare organizations.
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Recognize the phenomenon called "Big Data"
  • Identify the concepts and tools of business intelligence
  • Recognize how information for better decisions is derived from large, clinical, financial, and other databases
  • Recognize the component-cost-service-finance dynamic in the healthcare industry
  • Identify the key point of leverage for analytics in the healthcare industry
  • Recognize the decision types and analytic tools that are part of decision management
  • Identify how data warehousing, reporting and analysis tools, and data systems architecture are used
  • Apply the basics of analytical and quantitative skills of BI in healthcare
  • Understand and perform sampling
  • Recognize the role of business intelligence in stimulating action in the changing healthcare industry
  • Recognize how emotional intelligence, leadership skills, and power can create a strong leverage for influence
  • Identify the various kinds of leadership styles and power bases

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