Business Intelligence

Analytics Play an Essential Role in Improving Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Value

by Trevor Strome September 9, 2014

This posting is an extracted and abridged selection from my book “Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement”, published by John Wiley & Sons Inc., and available at in hardcover and e-reader formats. Quality from the patient’s perspective From the patient’s perspective, healthcare is often thought of in terms of quality and expressed in questions such […]

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Healthcare Analytics New Years 2014 Update

by Trevor Strome January 6, 2014

First of all, I’d like to wish a very happy New Year to everyone, and all the best in 2014! The past year, 2013, was a banner year with the publication of my book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, and 2014 promises to be even more exciting! This upcoming year, I will be […]

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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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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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Announcing a half-day analytics strategy workshop at the 2013 Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit

by Trevor Strome July 26, 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be conducting a half-day analytics strategy workshop at this year’s Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit on September 19, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.  The workshop description from the summit website is below: Analytics hold great promise to transform health care. To achieve increasingly aggressive quality and performance goals driven […]

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How To Stick With Those New Year’s Professional Development Resolutions

by Trevor Strome January 2, 2013

Starting the new year off right It wouldn’t be the beginning of a new year if I haven’t made some resolutions pertaining to my professional development as a healthcare analytics professional. Of course, like all resolutions, even the professional development ones can be hard to keep! In an interesting post on entitled “How To […]

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The analytics opportunity in healthcare

by Trevor Strome December 30, 2012

Finding information on the web – easy Everyone who has used a search engine on the Web knows how easy it is to query for information by entering a search term (or even just a few relevant words), and with a minimal amount of effort, find the relevant information that answers the question. (A bit […]

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Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit 2012 – coming up soon!

by Trevor Strome September 12, 2012

  The 2012 Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit is less than a week away. The summit, taking place in Minneapolis, MN, is indeed one of the premier healthcare BI networking and educational events. Best of all, the event is free to qualified healthcare BI professionals! Being only a week away, the event is filling up VERY […]

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Why you should try R to give your healthcare analytics a serious boost!

by Trevor Strome July 24, 2012

Breaking the “reporting rut” It is not uncommon for healthcare analytics professionals to fall into a “rut”. This happens when they confine their development and analytical activities to the toolsets/capabilities of one (or only a limited few) analytical applications. These ruts often stymie innovation, inhibit ongoing professional development, and most certainly result in organizations not […]

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What are the attributes of great healthcare analytics professionals?

by Trevor Strome July 2, 2012

One of the questions I am asked the most by readers is, “what kind of skills are needed to work in the field of healthcare analytics?” This question is especially relevant now as there is evidence of a talent shortage in the field of analytics that may be limiting the potential of organizations to leverage […]

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