There may not be a right way to train, but there is definitely a wrong way!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Business of Healthcare

Even though this article is specific to EMR implementations, we find this to be true in many of the technology implementations we come across: staffing for training, training timelines, and training methodologies are often overlooked and under-prioritized. And even though they are represented as three separate areas, we find there is a lot of cross over between the three. There …

GSK early adopter in using Apple’s ResearchKit

Greg Nelson Our Thots

GlaxoSmithKline is the first drugmaker to utilize Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit and marks the first use of the iPhone in the data life-cycle for clinical research. To me, this is no surprise as GSK seems to be on top of their innovation game (see our previous article on GSKs exploration of nano-bots) and truly reflects the changing dynamics of how research will …

Our Thots: Analytics Maturation Highlighted at 2016 Healthcare Analytics in Chicago

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by Monica Horvath, PhD This year marks the 5th Healthcare Analytics Conference held in Chicago and created by SourceMedia, publishers of HealthData Management.   I first presented at this conference in 2013 when discussing ROI  of Duke Medicine’s enterprise EHR installation.  Since then, I have attended each year. It’s interesting how this has changed over the years.  When I first attended, …

Pareto Charts: Separating Out the Vital Few from the Trivial Many

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Healthcare Analytics

Many individuals use Pareto chart concepts without even realizing it.  It is one of the few analysis concepts that have leaped over the obstacle of math-related intimidation to become part of our common vernacular.  That is, anytime someone refers to the ’80/20′ rule or that they are focusing on ‘low-hanging fruit’–they are speaking of Pareto charts.  This is the concept …

Big Data Success: Prioritize “Important” Over “Urgent”

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare

We know that not everything that is important gets prioritized. We are taught in business school that we must have strategy and purpose along with mission and vision in order to be successful. The reality of the interrupt-driven workplace typical of healthcare is that we are often just lucky to get through our inbox without getting pulled into an urgent …

Has your career path taken you to your level of misery yet? If so, retune!

Greg Nelson Analytics roles, Business of Healthcare

This article is a year old, but I found it appropriate in talking to clients and friends trying to either improve employee engagement or move out of their current role. Career ladders and job hierarchies are traditionally structure to assume everyone, if they do awesome, should be on a path to leadership or managerial work, eventually.  This is how I …

Ways to Learn New Skills

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Start with a talent. Do something you love. Surround yourself with experts in that field.  These all seem like common sense approaches to learning a new skill. But so often we try to break those rules. We try to learn something that is inherently not suited to us. A cat cannot fly under its own power. Some cats can be …

Ways to Learn New Skills

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Start with a talent. Do something you love. Surround yourself with experts in that field.  These all seem like common sense approaches to learning a new skill. But so often we try to break those rules. We try to learn something that is inherently not suited to us. A cat cannot fly under its own power. Some cats can be …