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

admin 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 …

Are Our Healthcare Data Challenges Really Unique?

admin Business of Healthcare, Healthcare Analytics

One of the great things about this world is we all think that we are unique.  And as human beings, that’s generally true.  From the organizational perspective, we also tend to believe this about our data and processes, industry as a whole. This article talks about why Healthcare data is so difficult to measure because it is unique. The article then goes …