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

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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 …

ThotWave 2017 Analytics Challenge

Healthcare Analytics Challenge: Summary and Week 3

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics, Healthcare Analytics Challenge, Our Thots

Welcome to Week 3 of the ThotWave Healthcare Analytics Challenge. We are delighted to see so many people challenging themselves and dedicating a few minutes each week to improving their analytics and leadership capabilities. Last week, we provided a summary of the week 1 challenge and asked you to consider the general steps that you use when starting the process …

Episode of Care Data Doesn’t End at Discharge

Michelle Buchecker Healthcare Analytics

People who analyze healthcare data are often focused at the doctor or hospital level. But if you think about it from a patient standpoint, when they leave the hospital they often will need rehabilitation or physical therapy. How does PT affect the entire episode of care? This article by the Forbes Technology Council discusses the factors needed in leveraging data …

Healthcare Analytics Challenge: Summary and Week 2

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics, Healthcare Analytics Challenge, Our Thots

Welcome to week 2 of the Healthcare Analytics Challenge—our ongoing series designed to engage you in critical thinking and problem solving with new activities and insight from our healthcare analytics experts. The first challenge was to look at an infographic published in a popular “car magazine” and provide some “thot-ful” commentary on the piece and think of some ways in …

When “One Size Fits All” Isn’t Appropriate

Michelle Buchecker Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

We often see improvements in our lives to make them more enjoyable, or safer. Now we see a new trend of targeted improvement. For example, NFL football helmets have improved significantly since the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals last won the NFL Championship game in 1947. But they are now looking at helmet improvements by position, as clearly, a Center needs …

In Healthcare, We Need to Know Not Just What Happened, But Also Why

Michelle Buchecker Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

I am sitting here recovering from elbow surgery and am reminded of this article out of Boston discussing optimal surgery scheduling. Research advises avoiding procedures either in July or late in the day.  My surgery was this December at 7:30 AM, so I have chosen widely. Performing data analytics to get the “what” can be so challenging given dirty, disparate data …