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The opioid epidemic continues to grow in America. According to the National Safety Council , the chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are now higher than the risk...
The President's Management Agenda points the way to stronger safeguards over fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare.
Patients who come to healthcare facilities need and deserve a good experience. And, as a recent panel discussion I attended made clear, improving the patient experience demands a multi-faceted approach....
Digital connectedness dominates the customer experience. As digital customers, we use devices, functioning in a myriad of ways to research, shop and purchase basic necessities, including consumer healthcare products like...
Moving from “what if” to “what’s best” In my previous blog on this topic , I discussed the need to shift analytics from monitoring and reporting of what has happened,...

Optimizing Healthcare Value with Prescriptive Analytics – Part 1

2016-01-20 The healthcare system of the future will be one where continuous improvements in patient experience and operational efficiency are informed by data and decisions that are directed by prescriptive analytics...

Health policy and implementation challenges to achieving big data outcomes - Part 2

2015-05-12 In part 1 of this post , I described some of the ways big data tools can be used in health, and pointed out the irony that while quality and...

Health policy challenges to achieving big data outcomes, part I

2015-05-05 It takes time, and sometimes policy and utilization changes, to fully accommodate a new technology's potential. This certainly has been true for big data in health. This two-part post discusses...