[Press Release] New Healthcare Analytics Competency Model© Bridges Gaps in Analytics Talent Development

admin Analytics Competencies, Analytics roles, Analytics training, Business of Healthcare, Healthcare Analytics

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – ThotWave today announced the latest release of the Healthcare Analytics Competency Model©—a robust methodology which can be used to build analytics competencies, enabling healthcare leaders and their teams to make smart, data-driven decisions that transform patient care and improve organizational outcomes. McKinsey’s Big Data Report notes that by 2018, 1.5 million data-savvy business analysts will …

Quench the Quest for New Knowledge & Skills

Jennifer Smolka Analytics Competencies, Analytics roles, Healthcare Analytics

Since joining ThotWave earlier this month, I have been immersing myself in the industry standards for analytical professionals.  As we have been building our Healthcare Analytics Competency Model, we have been aligning our knowledge, skills, and behaviors to the Certified Analytics Professional® (https://www.certifiedanalytics.org/ ).  Connecting learning to national standards provides not only the validation of the content but it allows …

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 …

Strike up the band! Incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical care.

Greg Nelson Analytics roles, Healthcare Technology

by Nancy Wicklin This article discusses how a smartphone app (called Orchestra) is providing better collaboration between providers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and their patients with chronic illnesses. It’s a great example of how to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into clinical care. I realize that not everyone is good at or even wants to document their daily health happenings, …

In a fight between nurses and doctors, the nurses are slowly winning.

TWAdmin Analytics roles, Healthcare Technology, KM_linkedin, KM_thotwave

by Nancy Wicklin This article from The Washington Post discusses the advancement of nursing practice across the United States. But is giving nurses more autonomy a good thing? It’s important to keep in mind that we are talking about “advanced practice” nurses (APRNs). APRNs include Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists who have extra education, training, and clinical experience in their …

Analytics-facing positions in healthcare–diversity abounds

Greg Nelson Analytics roles, Healthcare Analytics, KM_linkedin, KM_thotwave, Our Thots

by Monica Horvath, Healthcare Practice Lead Normally I wouldn’t share a job description on our site.  But I have a tendency to always watch JDs that pass my way as they are a window into how an organization sees itself in terms of analytics maturity. This position from Partners Healthcare is for a Director of Patient Affordability & Decision Support …