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If you attend ONE Health IT conference this year, make it the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) Toronto Health IT Summit!

I am pleased to announce that Shirley Fenton, VP and Director at the National Institutes of Health Informatics, Mark Stevens, Principal at ARRA Health Consulting, Inc., and I will be co-hosting the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) Toronto Health IT Summit on September 21-22, 2016.

iHT2 Health IT Summits are renowned for gathering healthcare leaders to present important information and share insights. Discussions and interactive sessions lead to shared learnings and exceptional networking. Healthcare leaders participate in transformative discussions and benefit from a unique environment for learning and professional growth.

Some of the topics on-deck for September’s Summit in Toronto include:

  • Security & Data Protection: High Tech & High Touch
  • Big Data Mining for Value-based Healthcare
  • Managing Data Management Resources
  • Meeting the eHealth Education Need
  • Encouraging Innovation within Healthcare Organizations

Over the next several weeks prior to the event, I will be highlighting selected speakers and Summit sessions. In the mean time, please feel free to visit the iHT2 Toronto Health IT Summit website.

We are looking forward to having you join us in Toronto in September for this important Health IT event!


This has been a busy week in the world of healthcare analytics! I have come across a lot of interesting articles, videos, and other resources this week that I’ll share with you below.

I will be making the Analytics Update a weekly feature, so if you have any articles, resources, or news bits that you’d like me to post, don’t hesitate to email me:

News & Blog Articles

Below are a collection of news and blog articles pertaining to the analytics industry in general, and healthcare analytics in particular.


Quadcopter Navigation in the Forest using Deep Neural Networks

Special Reports & White Papers

Below is where relevant industry reports and white papers that have been recently released (or those that can be considered “classics”) are listed.

Broken Links – Why analytics investments have yet to pay off

Tutorials / Education

R Tutorial: An R introduction to statistics


Upcoming Learning Opportunity – Data Analytics Essentials for Today’s Healthcare Organization

by Trevor Strome January 8, 2016

Join me for four Healthcare Analytics online sessions that will kick-start your analytical productivity in 2016  I am pleased to announce that I will be instructing a series of four one-hour interactive online sessions in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI). Entitled Data Analytics Essentials for Today’s Healthcare Organization, the series will focus on […]

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Celebrating two years since “Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement” was published!

by Trevor Strome September 4, 2015

It’s hard to believe that it will be two years next month since my first book “Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement” was published, in October 2013, by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Since the book was published, it has been the selected textbook for many health analytics and health policy classes at institutions […]

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Don’t Miss the IHT2 Healthcare Information Technology Summit in Vancouver on September 17 and 18, 2015

by Trevor Strome July 20, 2015

Save The Date! Coming this September 17 & 18 in Vancouver BC is the first Canadian Health IT Summit hosted by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation. This event will be an excellent opportunity for healthcare leaders to discuss important technology trends and issues that impact healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency. The panel discussions and case […]

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Learn about Big Data in Healthcare with this HIMSS Virtual Briefing on August 5, 2015

by Trevor Strome July 17, 2015

You’ll Learn About Leveraging Big Data with this HIMSS Virtual Briefing If your healthcare organization is deciding how best to benefit from big data, you’ll be interested in this upcoming virtual briefing from HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). On August 5, 2015 HIMSS will be hosting a webinar entitled “Big Data, Big Insight: […]

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Webinar: Leveraging Healthcare Data and Technologies to Improve Patient Outcomes

by Trevor Strome July 14, 2015

Please join me on Wednesday, July 15th for a webinar entitled “Leveraging Healthcare Data and Technologies to Improve Patient Outcomes.” Overview: Health information technology is changing how healthcare is delivered, and how people are managing their own health. Systems ranging from consumer health smartphone apps to enterprise-wide electronic medical records (EMRs) are generating incredible volumes […]

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IHT2 Answers Important Cloud Questions for Healthcare Leaders

by Trevor Strome May 6, 2015

My colleagues at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (IHT2) have recently released an important special report. Entitled Answers to Healthcare Leaders’ Cloud Questions, the report address many of the concerns and issues that healthcare executives might have regarding the use of “the cloud”. The report notes that healthcare is relatively slow adopting cloud-based solutions […]

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NIHI Announces Their New Blog! Join in the Health Informatics Conversation.

by Trevor Strome May 5, 2015

My good friends at the National Institutes of Health Informatics (Twitter: @NIHI_info) have just launched their new blog! The NIHI blog address is: NIHI is a leading source of health informatics education, resources, and innovation. I’m proud to have conducted several web-based healthcare analytics workshops in conjunction with NIHI. My workshop topics have including developing […]

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Four Important Ways That Analytics Transforms Healthcare Decision-Making

by Trevor Strome May 4, 2015

The Challenge – Increasing Need for Actionable Insight. Healthcare transformation efforts require decision makers to use information to understand all aspects of an organization’s performance. In addition to knowing what has happened, decision makers now require insight into what is likely going to happen, what the improvement priorities of the organization should be, and what […]

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