Healthcare Analytics Book Overview and Chapter Summary

by Trevor Strome on September 29, 2013

Healthcare Analytics Book Cover - StackedAs many readers of my blog may know, my new book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement is due to be released on October 14th by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. I wrote this book because I observed that a gap often exists between many healthcare information technology (IT) professionals, healthcare analytics experts, and those professionals on the front lines dedicated to improving the quality and safety of patient care.  Although they share common goals of improving healthcare efficiency and quality, they approach healthcare improvement with different perspectives, skill sets, and vocabularies.

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement is intended to bridge the gap, and to provide a common reference point from which healthcare IT, analytics experts, and quality improvement professionals can work together on their common aims of improving healthcare. Using the many tools and methods discussed in the book, healthcare organizations will be better able to leverage the growing volumes of data being collected, the unique  capabilities offered by healthcare analytics tools and techniques, and the efforts of experts in all related professions to achieve their transformation goals.

To read more about  Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, please visit the book’s website at You may also download a book overview and chapter summery (in PDF format) by clicking on this link.

If you have any questions about the book, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or

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Coreen Bradley February 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Wow! I will be buying this for sure! I’m excited and yet a little frustrated with myself becuase I didn’t do more. I can’t express how much I agree with your overview; how many times I voiced my concern with the very gaps you write about. I actually considered starting a consulting business that hired healthcare BA’s. As much as I appreciated the business analysts I worked with I often would say that we in the healthcare project arena need to partner experienced healthcare individuals with BA’s early in a project in order to collect the most relevant business requirements, as those without a healthcare background could not actually know which questions to ask, where to begin, and like you have discussed, which tools to use that would make sense to healthcare providers (stakeholders, end users, those whose clinical practice might change significantly). I recall, for example, having swimlanes projected for stakeholders and looking around the room to blank stares. Who in healthcare understands swimlanes? Just take a look at my profile on LinkdIn and you will see why I am so thrilled to see your book.


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