Professional Development

Upcoming NIHI Webinar: Data Analytics Primer for Healthcare Leaders

by Trevor Strome October 18, 2016

Please join me for a webinar I am conducting with the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) on November 2, 2016. Entitled Data Analytics Primer for Healthcare Leaders: Transforming management with (the proper) analytics, this session will provide healthcare leaders with the essential information they need to fully leverage the power of the data within […]

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Toronto Health IT Summit, Hosted by IHT2, Begins This Week

by Trevor Strome September 18, 2016

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) Toronto Health IT Summit begins on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. I am proud to be co-chairing this event with Shirley Fenton, VP and Director at the National Institutes of Health Informatics, and  Mark Stevens, Principal at ARRA Health Consulting, Inc. This year’s event will prove to be especially […]

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Upcoming Learning Opportunity – Data Analytics Essentials for Today’s Healthcare Organization

by Trevor Strome January 8, 2016

Join me for four Healthcare Analytics online sessions that will kick-start your analytical productivity in 2016  I am pleased to announce that I will be instructing a series of four one-hour interactive online sessions in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI). Entitled Data Analytics Essentials for Today’s Healthcare Organization, the series will focus on […]

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Get Up-To-Date with R to Energize your Analytics

by Trevor Strome May 16, 2014

The use of R ( as a statistical tool in healthcare analytics is quite wide-spread, and growing. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, a few of the reasons that I like R include: there is a large R user community that is willing to help with almost every conceivable question there are several power […]

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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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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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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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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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What makes a Healthcare Analytics Professional?

by Trevor Strome April 24, 2010

What are the set of skills required for somebody to be considered a healthcare business intelligence (BI) or analytics professional? In the BI discussion groups and blogs that I follow, there has been substantial discussion about the skillsets of BI practitioners. Some commentators argue strongly that it is the technical tools and skills that count […]

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