Background and Aim: Hospital is a complex ecosystem in terms of diversity of services, clients, personnel, equipment, technologies, data and information which are generated. Since the ultimate goal of a hospital is to improve quality of care along with reducing cost, using intellectual tool such as dashboard can create strategic value.
Materials and Methods: This review article was performed based on a literature review and internet search through such scientific databases as PubMed, EBSCO host research, Proquest, Emerald, Web of science and search engine such as Google, Google Scholar. In this study, the articles about intellectual capitals as well as the application of dashboard in healthcare between year 2009 and 2013 were reviewed.
Conclusion: Application of dashboard in hospital can create strategic values such as respond to environmental changes rapidly, identify new market opportunities, become a learning organization by discovering new patterns and relationship among data, achieve best practices by analyzing patterns of treatment and results and achieve the highest efficiency.