Business Intelligence

Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit 2012

by Trevor Strome June 7, 2012

The Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit, one of the premier education and networking events for healthcare analytics professionals, is occurring on September 20, 2012. The event will be held in Minneapolis at the beautiful University of Minnesota campus. I attended last year’s event, and was impressed with the  knowledge and professionalism of the presenters, as well as […]

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Getting It Right – The Fine Line Between Trivia and Usable Analytics

by Trevor Strome March 7, 2012

In my previous article Three Key Analytics Usability Factors for Improving Healthcare, I argue that how usable analytics (such as dashboards, scorecards, reports, predictive models, and simulation tools) are will determine how likely they are to be embraced and, more importantly, used in meaningful ways to improve healthcare. That article provides a high level overview […]

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The Three Key Analytics Usability Factors for Improving Healthcare

by Trevor Strome March 1, 2012

A lot of effort goes into making healthcare information systems (such as electronic records, etc) easy for end-users to navigate and comprehend. The better the usability, the more likely systems are to be accepted and used in meaningful ways. Although much effort goes into enhancing the usability of these “front-end” systems, there isn’t much focus […]

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Integrating Analytics and Healthcare Quality Improvement Initiatives

by Trevor Strome February 13, 2012

Analytics alone isn’t the answer to improving healthcare In my recent Health IT Exchange article, I make the assertion that analytics alone cannot improve healthcare. Dashboards, scorecards, reports, and other information tools by themselves cannot change people’s practices. In order for real change to occur, it is necessary that analytic and Business Intelligence (BI) tools are applied […]

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Creating Great Healthcare Analytics Teams

by Trevor Strome February 3, 2012

My friend and colleague Scott Wanless recently posted an article entitled “Create a Great Healthcare Analytics Team.” In the article he breaks down the composition of particularly well-functioning healthcare analytics teams he has worked with, and describes what he feels has made them successful. One of the features I liked about Scott’s article is that he describes […]

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Five Project Management Strategies To Successfully Leverage Analytics for Healthcare Improvement

by Trevor Strome January 27, 2012

Implementing business intelligence and analytics projects within a Healthcare Organization (HCO) are challenging due to regulatory and financial pressures facing healthcare, the complexity of data involved, the multitude of stakeholders, and relative newness of BI technologies to healthcare. Below are some strategies that can help your HCO implement BI and analytics projects that become integral […]

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Putting Analytics to Work for your Healthcare Improvement Initiatives

by Trevor Strome January 17, 2012

The number of healthcare analytics options are increasing. Some HCOs have the benefit of a large Business Intelligence (BI) or analytics platform. These stand-alone BI systems are somewhat general-purpose in nature, and operate in many industries other than healthcare. Many of these platforms are powerful indeed, with many analytics functions and features available. In addition […]

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The Case for Self-Serve Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics

by Trevor Strome November 27, 2011

The need for convenient access to information is growing.  The use of data within Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) is growing at an astronomical rate. Efforts to guide decision-making and quality improvement initiatives with the best evidence possible mandate convenient access to up-to-date and accurate healthcare performance data. For example, Dashboards ranging from advanced “flight-board” schedule rosters […]

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Healthcare Analytics – A Strategic Resource for Healthcare Quality Improvement

by Trevor Strome November 1, 2011

Analytics is changing how health care organizations (HCOs) improve clinical quality, operational efficiency and patient safety. Unfortunately, many HCOs may not be fully benefiting from the potential goldmine of useful information made possible by computerized records and analytics resources (including specialists and software) within their organizations. In my recent article posted on the Health IT Exchange, I […]

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2011 Healthcare BI Summit a Great Success

by Trevor Strome October 14, 2011

I would like to thank the folks at Lancet Software for hosting the 2011 Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit held in Minneapolis MN and for inviting me to speak at the event. The event was very well attended, with many healthcare BI stakeholder groups (including clinicians, executives, and analysts) represented. There were many excellent speakers at the […]

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