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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance ImprovementIt’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 such as UCLA, and has been used by healthcare analytics professionals around the globe to expand their healthcare improvement toolbox.

To help celebrate this exciting milestone, between now and December 2015, I’ll be releasing some new material, and updating some original material that appeared in the book. One of the updates will include a major revamp of the resources section of the website to better organize existing resources and include new resources that have come on-line since the book was published. I have been working on the addition of new material as well, including hands-on examples of healthcare analytics problems and solutions (including source code in R and/or Python where applicable), and I’ll be adding some new slide decks (including an “Introduction to R” tutorial).

Thanks to everyone who has read my book, and especially those who have provided feedback. It is because of your feedback that I can continue to update resources and references, and add fresh new material. I am looking forward to keeping the content up-to-date and relevant to this quickly evolving field of healthcare analytics!

More about my book:

To learn more about Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, click here  for more information and to download a free sample chapter. To purchase a copy of the book, follow this link to order on


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 study presentations allow for an energetic exchange of ideas, discussion of emerging best practices, and the sharing of lessons learned.

I will be co-chairing the event with my good friend and esteemed colleague Dr Jat Sandhu, the Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit, of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Together we’ve invited many of the most influential HIT thought leaders from across Canada and internationally.

For More Details

I hope that you will join us in beautiful Vancouver for this important Health IT event. Please click here for more details about the IHT2 Vancouver Health IT Summit. I will be blogging more about this exciting event as we get closer to the summit date.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!!


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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New Value-Based Reimbursement Report Released by IHT2

by Trevor Strome April 28, 2015

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation, or IHT2, is releasing a new report today entitled “12 Things You Need to Know About Value-Based Reimbursement: Building an Infrastructure for Financial Risk.” The IHT2 states that “the report has drawn insights from industry analysts, leading healthcare providers, and healthcare IT leaders to describe the strategies some large healthcare systems […]

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by Trevor Strome April 27, 2015

Sign up for email updates before midnight on May 15th, and you could win a free copy of my book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, a $75.00 value! Why am I giving away a copy of my popular book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement? I’ve just started on my next major publishing project, a […]

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Why Nurses Must Understand Analytics and Quality Improvement

by Trevor Strome April 13, 2015

In my role as a healthcare analytics and quality improvement (QI) professional (and, now an Assistant Professor with the local College of Nursing), I find myself regularly in discussions with nursing professionals regarding how analytics and QI impact their roles. A common thread in these discussions revolves around why, how, and where nurses should learn […]

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