Who is brave enough to host a ‘FailCon’ for healthcare Big Data efforts?

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by Monica Horvath, PhD ‘Fail Fast’ is a familiar mantra of not just Silicon Valley start-ups, but also of analytics teams trying to distinguish themselves as a flexible ‘think tank’ arm of the business. Should healthcare analytics teams be any different?  One issue healthcare has with the ‘Fail Fast’ motto is that many have branded themselves as organizations striving towards ‘excellence’ …

Communicating Data: Why Less Is More When It Comes to Cost and Quality Data

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

This past week, we had an opportunity to present a workshop on data visualization.  There was a tremendous amount of interest in “novel” data visualizations such as arc diagrams, Sankey charts, the Marimekko and Chord diagrams.  We had presented a tool which allows people to quickly determine if their favorite software program (SAS, SAS Visual Analytics, JMP, R Language, Qlik …

See Our Presentation: How to Grow Health Analytics Without Hiring New Staff

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Analytics training, Business of Healthcare, Our Thots

by Monica Horvath, PhD Really?  Wow– that’s a hard title to live up to.  But we will be doing just that when I (Monica Horvath, Director of Health Intelligence) speak at the NC HIMSS Spring Conference this Thursday, April 21.  There I will walk the audience through: Our take on healthcare’s problem with data A solution: Data champions A roadmap …

Drilling Down on Data Analytics for Value-Based Care Delivery

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

This article touches on a wealth of issues facing data analytics for healthcare. What type of skills are needed? How do you translate volumes of data to effectively address an individual’s day-to-day needs? How do you address disparate data across multiple systems with multiple providers using different terminology for the same thing? The best answer to the first question is …

“And now you know the rest of the story” Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

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by Nancy Wicklin   This article discusses how important storytelling is in caring for patients, but how EHRs make it very hard to tell these stories. Nurses have always been very good at getting to know the “whole” patient, not just his or her condition. I remember caring for someone with cystic fibrosis who lived longer than predicted. Every nurse …

How behavioral analytics can fine-tune patient engagement

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by Tanya Watson Nothing is more frustrating than thoughtfully spending the time to disseminate and communicate information, only to have the person immediately forget it, not understand it, or only remember half of it. Now imagine that your ability to communicate that information is critical to the other person’s health, and you’ve got one of the many challenges that the …

Mobile technology and EHRs in the care of patients with Type 1 diabetes

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by Nancy Wicklin Evidence of the impact electronic health records (EHRs) have on clinical outcomes remains mixed and it has long been theorized that the impact of EHRs will likely depend on the organizational context in which they are used and their ability to assist rather than impede workflow. In a pilot study, researchers at Stanford School of Medicine demonstrated the …