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J Med Syst. 2013 Apr;37(2):9928. doi: 10.1007/s10916-013-9928-5. Epub 2013 Jan 22.

Predefined three tier business intelligence architecture in healthcare enterprise.

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Integration Service and Decision Support, Steward HealthCare System, 30 Perwal Street, Westwood, MA, 02090, USA,


Business Intelligence (BI) has caused extensive concerns and widespread use in gathering, processing and analyzing data and providing enterprise users the methodology to make decisions. Different from traditional BI architecture, this paper proposes a new BI architecture, Top-Down Scalable BI architecture with defining mechanism for enterprise decision making solutions and aims at establishing a rapid, consistent, and scalable multiple applications on multiple platforms of BI mechanism. The two opposite information flows in our BI architecture offer the merits of having the high level of organizational prospects and making full use of the existing resources. We also introduced the avg-bed-waiting-time factor to evaluate hospital care capacity.

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