Healthcare Business Intelligence

Healthcare Business Intelligence by Laura Madsen is a book written for healthcare professionals that need to understand business intelligence and how to manage healthcare business intelligence projects. According to the book jacket,

Not a technical manual or data modeling guide, this book was written for CIOs, IT managers, and other business professionals who want to know more about BI, specifically within a healthcare context.

Laura Madsen has spent her entire professional career in healthcare business intelligence, so the book’s title isn’t surprising. What is surprising is that she has written a thorough yet easy-to-understand guide that can be used by professionals any industry, not just healthcare.

If you’re a business intelligence professional hoping to learn about healthcare, this book wasn’t written for you. Instead, my friend and fellow co-author Gabe Orthous recommends Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity. But BI professionals can still get a tremendous amount of value out of this book that may not be immediately obvious. Laura Madsen is a business intelligence professional explaining BI to non-business intelligence professionals. In particular, BI project managers can learn a lot from her writing style about how to communicate with our colleagues on the “business side” of our projects. You’ll also get a lot of value from the templates that you can download from the book’s web site.

Whether you’re in the healthcare industry or not, business professionals and technology professionals working in business intelligence will find this book to be a worthy addition to their bookshelf.


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Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks

I am an analytics and cloud architect, author, and trainer. An AWS certified blogger, SAP Mentor Alumni and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting.