Context is Everything – Enabling Analytics by Understanding Improvement Goals, Strategy, and Measurement Objectives

by Trevor Strome April 3, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous blog post How To Position Analytics as a Strategic Resource Within Your Organization, context is what frames the various challenges and pressures facing an organization, and describes what and why the organization is striving to improve. Common areas of  innovation and improvement being sought by many organizations include: Quality […]

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How To Position Analytics as a Strategic Resource Within Your Organization

by Trevor Strome March 22, 2017

The challenge: how can organizations leverage available data  and analytics resources in innovative (and revolutionary) ways to achieve breakthrough transformation in quality, performance, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction? Many organizations feel that “leveraging data” means building many reports, and fulfilling a high number of ad hoc data requests, as if the volume of reports & requests […]

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by Trevor Strome April 27, 2015

Sign up for email updates before midnight on May 15th, and you could win a free copy of my book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, a $75.00 value! Why am I giving away a copy of my popular book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement? I’ve just started on my next major publishing project, a […]

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Strategic Analytics Framework for Leveraging Data and Health Information Systems

by Trevor Strome January 5, 2015

Healthcare analytics and IT are progressing rapidly Healthcare analytics is a rapidly advancing field. Healthcare organizations (HCOs) along with the analysts, data scientists, and Information Technology (IT) professionals who work in them are faced with myriad choices regarding how best to meet the information and decision-making needs of administrators and, most importantly, clinical staff working […]

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The Five-Point “Systems Check” for Analytical Healthcare Organizations

by Trevor Strome September 10, 2014

Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) are undergoing an incredible amount of change. Whether addressing regulatory changes, financial pressures, or quality and performance issues, HCOs require insight into their business and clinical operations to identify where problems exist, and to evaluate efforts to address those problems. In my recent article on, I share a few common capability-maturity […]

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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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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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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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Planning patient data analytics strategies with quality in mind

by Trevor Strome June 21, 2013

I recently wrote an article on SearchHealthIT discussing tips on how to develop an analytics strategy that facilitates quality improvement initiatives within a healthcare organization. In the article I state: The purpose of an overall analytics strategy is to guide a healthcare organization’s ability to respond rapidly to the informational needs of key decision makers while […]

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Why you need a healthcare analytics strategy (and why just “having” one isn’t enough)

by Trevor Strome September 19, 2012

Analytics – one hot topic! Analytics is currently a very “hot topic” in healthcare (and other industries as well). Factors contributing to this popularity include: growing volumes of healthcare data, increasing capability and availability of analytical tools. decreasing cost of business intelligence and analytics solutions These and other factors are resulting in a lot of […]

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