Differing data uses and healthcare acumen
Healthcare acumen refers to the ability to understand and apply knowledge related to the field of healthcare in order to make decisions or solve problems efficiently. This includes both technical knowledge (e.g., understanding medical terminology) as well as an understanding of how organizations work within a given context (e.g., regulatory requirements). As technology continues to evolve and become more integrated within healthcare systems, it is essential that individuals possess adequate skillsets necessary for navigating their environment effectively with respect to different stakeholders’ needs (e.g., providers, payers). Those with good healthcare acumen will be able leverage available resources like data more effectively than those who don’t possess these skillsets—the ultimate goal being improved outcomes for patients alongside better financial performance for organizations across the board.