Event Recap: Analytics Staffing Models of Health Systems That Compete Well Using Data

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Last week, during the Data4Decisions conference in Raleigh, NC, we presented some of our research findings on how the “best of the best in healthcare” organize around analytics.  Interviewing over 30 analytic trailblazers from across healthcare, we wanted to find those “success secrets” that differentiate organizations in their use of data.  This presentation focused on what we learned about organizational strategies for …

Data4Decisions Day 2

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Day 2 @ Data4Decisions and I am reminded of the famous quote “Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink” (my paraphrasing.)  Last year, we wrote a blog article with the same title, but it seems appropriate today.  My conversations throughout the day seemed to have common themes: we don’t have the right data we don’t have a data …

Developing Courses Faster and More Efficiently with Wireframing

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by Michelle Buchecker, Director of Technical Training We are often entrenched in doing things the way they’ve always been done. Sometimes it works well and sometimes not. And when it doesn’t, we look for ways to change. And when it does, we look for ways to make it better. Sometimes this requires borrowing concepts outside of the training sector. We …

Reminder: Join our Founder at Data4Decisions on March 24th and get in on the discussion about how to staff for analytics

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Reminder: Join our Founder at Data4Decisions on March 24th and get in on the discussion about how to staff for analytics Greg Nelson, our founder and CEO, will be speaking Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Data4Decisions conference in Raleigh, NC. He will be at the conference all-day. If you’d like to setup a meeting while attending, contact us now. …

Things are looking app? But is this apt? And is it apt to show your app to the MD at your appt?

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by Monica Horvath, PhD, Director of Health Intelligence (apologies for the wordplay– couldn’t resist) Here in the US, mobile app development for wellness has been a hot topic as patient engagement mandates grow.  It’s interesting to see different perspectives from ‘across the pond’ (i.e. Great Britain) and quite a visceral picture from The Economist. This is a country that has …

In Defense of Small Data

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Big Data hype often lends a perception that its volume and velocity provides almost a turnkey solution to new healthcare insights.  Well of course, reality isn’t that pretty.  Big Data is like sifting through the haystack for a meaningful needle, and often adding more data risks just throwing on more hay.   One strategy is to be able to somehow …

The Tipping Point for Healthcare Change: It is 30%

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“If you tell me how people get paid, I will tell you how they behave.” When debating issues of healthcare reform among the team, our CEO and resident social psychologist, Greg Nelson, quite often brings us back to this point as to remind us that at the end of the day, healthcare is all about the incentive structures.  Healthcare, despite …