Healthcare Analytics Week in Review – Week of October 28

by Trevor Strome November 1, 2013

As October rolls on into November, here are a few of the news items, articles, tweets, and websites that I found most interesting and informative over the past week. website security was at ‘high risk’ before launching Ten actual uses of big data Healthcare analytics and quality improvement teams must collaborate Cloud computing: the […]

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Why Analytics and Quality Improvement Teams Must Work Together to Improve Healthcare

by Trevor Strome October 16, 2013

I recently wrote an article for entitled, “Healthcare Analytics and Quality Improvement Teams Must Collaborate.” In the article, I share that I am a very strong advocate of enabling frequent and open interaction — and where possible, integration — between healthcare analytics and quality improvement specialists. In the article, I explain that quality cannot […]

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New Healthcare Analytics Resources Page Launched on

by Trevor Strome October 13, 2013

As part of the release of my book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, I have created a new healthcare analytics resources section of this website that is designed for readers of the book and visitors to this blog. (The book does have it’s own supplemental resources section, containing a growing selection of downloadable […]

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Summary of the TDWI Special Report – “What Works in Healthcare”

by Trevor Strome October 8, 2013

If you haven’t already, I would highly recommend that you download “What Works in Healthcare”, the Summer 2013 special report published by The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI). The TDWI is always an outstanding resource for healthcare business intelligence (BI) and analytics professionals, and this special report provides special focus on the specific BI and analytics needs […]

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“Healthcare Analytics For Quality and Performance Improvement” Now Shipping!

by Trevor Strome October 7, 2013

I am very excited and proud to announce that I received the first copy of my new book, Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, by courier from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, late last week. That means that the book is shipping from the publisher and should be available from major outlets on or […]

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Vendor Profile – Datawatch

by Trevor Strome October 6, 2013

This blog posting is the first “profile” article in which interviews a key executive within an innovative company that provides a product or service that enhances the use of information and analytics within healthcare organizations. This posting is not paid for in any way, is not an advertisement, and does not represent an endorsement – […]

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Healthcare Analytics Book Overview and Chapter Summary

by Trevor Strome September 29, 2013

As 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 […]

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Upcoming Healthcare Data Analytics Summit in Toronto

by Trevor Strome September 25, 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the upcoming Second Annual Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare to be held in Toronto, Canada on December 3rd and 4th, 2013. The title of my presentation is going to be, “How to Develop an Analytics Strategy that Drives Healthcare Transformation.” In my presentation, I’ll discuss […]

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Healthcare Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities

by Trevor Strome February 28, 2013

Healthcare delivery around the globe is undergoing radical transformation. Part of this transformation is out of necessity, because in many ways healthcare has become unsafe and unsustainable. Part of this transformation, however, is a result of how technology has impacted healthcare delivery, providing better and more intelligent medical devices and information systems to aid in […]

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R Version 3 Coming Later This Year

by Trevor Strome January 3, 2013

  As regular readers of will know, I am both a proponent and user of R (, the open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. As I’ve written about previously, R is a powerful language that is very useful for healthcare analytics, and I use R when I have a job that no […]

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