Gartner Research

Healthcare Provider CIOs: Improve Margins With Cost Analytics

Published: 18 January 2019

ID: G00374200

Analyst(s): Brad Holmes , Bryan Cole


Limited visibility into the true costs of care hinders clinical and business leaders’ ability to manage financial margins. Healthcare provider CIOs must help by deploying real-time cost analytics to illuminate the path to meeting their CEOs’ financial objectives.

Table Of Contents


  • Changing Healthcare Delivery Dynamics Require a Commercial Perspective
  • Cost Accounting Systems and Analytics Are Critical to Meeting Top Financial Performance Goals
  • Legacy Cost Accounting Systems Require Significant Manual Effort
  • Next-Generation Cost Analytics Deliver Automation and Precision
  • Examples of Cost Accounting and Cost Analytics Solutions Vendors
  • Recommendations
    • Determine How to Optimize Continuous Cost Reduction Efforts
    • Zero In on Your Enterprise’s Cost Analytics Requirements
    • Evaluate Your Current Costing Solution’s Capabilities — Are Your Peers Fully Exploiting Available Capabilities or Is Your Capability Becoming Obsolete?

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