Trevor Strome

Agile Analytics – Can there be any other kind in healthcare?

by Trevor Strome September 26, 2011

Agile software development overview In the world of software development, the term “agile development” (as defined by Wikipedia) refers to “a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.” Recently, the term “agile analytics” has emerged, undoubtedly coined to apply the […]

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Advances in Healthcare IT are Improving Patient Safety

by Trevor Strome August 31, 2011

IT implementations must focus on the needs of the patient Most quality improvement approaches used in healthcare (including Lean, Six Sigma, and others) consider, if not focus on, the needs of the patient when identifying opportunities for improvement and when defining metrics for evaluating outcomes and sustainability. Importantly, as health information technology (HIT) implementation projects […]

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Healthcare BI Summit Provides a Unique Learning and Networking Opportunity

by Trevor Strome August 23, 2011

There are few healthcare business intelligence learning networking opportunities Healthcare business intelligence (BI) and analytics is an emerging (and definitely growing) field. There is no doubt that working in an emerging field like healthcare BI can be exciting. After all, healthcare analytics professionals are breaking new technological ground and are becoming essential players in clinical […]

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Meaningful Use, Analytics, and Information Security Top Priorities Discussed at IHT2 Denver Summit

by Trevor Strome August 5, 2011

Summit overview As mentioned in a previous blog post, I recently attended the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (IHT2) Health IT Summit in Denver, Colorado (held July 26 & 27, 2011. During the conference, I had the opportunity to moderate two panel discussions (one focusing on healthcare analytics, the other on bringing the seemingly disconnected elements […]

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Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

by Trevor Strome July 29, 2011

Healthcare providers are faced with an increasing volume of data which they need to quickly analyze to make critical decisions regarding a patient’s care. Similarly, healthcare organizations struggle to improve operational efficiency using outdated analytic approaches (often consisting of nothing more than stacks of data in tabular format). Despite enormous advances in computing power, analytics […]

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How To Prevent Analytics From Contributing to Information Overload

by Trevor Strome July 25, 2011

Information overload in clinical settings The term information overload refers to the “difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information” (see citation from Wikipedia). An article by Sean M. Thomas, MD, and David J. Rosenman, MD in The Hospitalist suggest that […]

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Get On With The Innovating – Put Analytics Into Action!

by Trevor Strome July 22, 2011

Analytics – Much More than Reporting! The field of healthcare analytics may not be as awe-inspiring as the space program (see postscript below to see the context of this comment), but it is an exciting field to be in at this time! The volumes of data now available, along with the myriad tools available to […]

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Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit – October 12, 2011

by Trevor Strome July 15, 2011

I am excited to announce that I’ll be featured as a speaker at the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit on October 12, 2011, in Minneapolis. This excellent conference focuses on the use of business intelligence and analytics applications in Healthcare. The event will highlight strategies to better manage ever-increasing volumes of healthcare data to achieve improved […]

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Analytics Lessons Learned – How “Fresh” Is Your Data?

by Trevor Strome July 14, 2011

About Lessons Learned Even seasoned analytics professionals still learn on the job – in fact, it’s practically written into the job description. As can be expected, some of the hardest lessons come from situations where we “should have known better”. This section of the website is where we can learn from our successes, failures, […]

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Healthcare Data Needs the Narrative To Be Useful

by Trevor Strome June 24, 2011

I find it very enlightening to attend healthcare conferences that are clinician-focused (as opposed to technology-focused), because it is at the clinician-based conferences that we found out how well technology and information management really works in a healthcare setting. At the very least, the clinical point of view provides refreshing candor and insight into areas […]

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