Long-term care is finally beginning to have the necessary analytics capabilities that enable system-wide quality improvement and cost reduction efforts. This program will provide a basic oversight regarding how administrators can use analytics to increase the quality of care and financial health of the organization and use the obtained information to meet the stringent criteria of the AHCA National Quality Award program. The real promise of analytics lies in its ability to transform healthcare into a truly data-driven culture by providing key metrics and information to allow sound management decisions that engender performance excellence. This session will provide administrators and other key management personnel highly useful information to take back to their facilities to begin thinking about quality and financial improvement from a data management perspective. They will be able to use this data to assist them in achieving organizational excellence and recognition through the ACHCA National Quality Award program.