I recently came across Tushar Hazra’s article called Data Analytics: What Healthcare Can Learn From Other Industries and was curious to read about his opinion on the state of data analytics across the North American market. Hazra said, “As a matter of business necessity, companies are moving toward a more aggressive approach to their utilization of data analytics. The most progressive and forward-thinking organizations clearly recognize the competitive edge data provides in getting their products or services to market faster.” He also stressed that healthcare has a very unique mix compared to other industries and can learn from other industries. Tushar certainly has a point there! In our 5 years of experience as a Business Intelligence (BI) solutions provider in the Middle East, Hazra’s findings can definitely be applied to the Gulf Region where innovation in BI and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions is taking off. We see many forward-thinking organizations across banking, telecom, education, manufacturing and retail, sports and entertainment, oil and gas, and government committing to BI solutions and taking control of their most important metrics — reaping immediate benefits. Whereas before the majority of companies were relying solely on spreadsheets to manage and control their business data, nowadays we see these companies realizing that they need an automated, reliable process to guide them in their decision-making processes. To give you a flavor of what we are seeing out in the various industries in this market, read how Qatar Development Bank automated their strategy management process along with advanced dashboards and reporting capabilities. In addition, learn how Ooredoo Group (former Qtel Group), a telecom company in Qatar, improved business operations while enhancing performance with its BI solution. And jumping over to the education sector, see how Qatar Foundation, an organization committed to furthering education, science and community development in Qatar and throughout the Middle East, uses best-in-class dashboards to study its business performance.
Al observar específicamente el mercado de atención médica en la Región del Golfo, también podemos decir que están detrás de otras industrias en este momento. Sin embargo, la buena noticia es que varias organizaciones líderes de atención médica con las que estamos comprometidos actualmente se dan cuenta de que el análisis de datos es una necesidad y están tomando medidas iniciales para cerrar la brecha. Vemos una gran oportunidad de crecimiento en los próximos años para que el sector de la salud adopte estas capacidades analíticas y transforme sus organizaciones de manera efectiva, mejorando en última instancia la calidad general de la atención médica en la región.