Are key performance indicators still relevant in the age of big data?

by Trevor Strome November 5, 2013

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. Healthcare data volumes continue to increase Healthcare organizations have more data available to them than ever before. Purely “raw” data is […]

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All dashboard and no improvement?

by Trevor Strome May 16, 2012

  Improving health care is not a project In my latest article on SearchHealthIT, I make the case that the proliferation of massive reports (that nobody reads) and overpopulated dashboards in fact complicate the decision making process at many Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) and therefore lead to very little (if any) actual improvement. Improving health care is not […]

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Is it a Metric or a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)?

by Sarianne Gruber February 15, 2012

[Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Sarianne Gruber of SG Analytics LLC. We are happy to welcome Sarianne as a contributor to!] Beyond the numbers – measuring the right things Indentifying appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in healthcare is not a trivial task. And when it relates to improving healthcare quality and […]

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