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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud - all with healthcare analytics

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and improvement teams.

  • Examines how technology has impacted healthcare delivery
  • Discusses the challenge facing healthcare organizations: to leverage advances in both clinical and information technology to improve quality and performance while containing costs
  • Explores the tools and techniques to analyze and extract value from healthcare data
  • Demonstrates how the clinical, business, and technology components of healthcare organizations (HCOs) must work together to leverage analytics

Other industries are already taking advantage of big data. Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement helps the healthcare industry make the most of the precious data already at its fingertips for long-overdue quality and performance improvement.

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1: Toward Healthcare Improvement Using Analytics

Healthcare Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities

The Current State of Healthcare Costs and Quality

CHAPTER 2: Fundamentals of Healthcare Analytics

How Analytics Can Improve Decision Making

Analytics, Quality, and Performance

Applications of Healthcare Analytics

Components of Healthcare Analytics

CHAPTER 3: Developing an Analytics Strategy to Drive Change

Purpose of an Analytics Strategy

Analytics Strategy Framework, with a Focus on Quality/Performance Improvement

Developing an Analytics Strategy

CHAPTER 4: Defining Healthcare Quality and Value

What Is Quality?

Overview of Healthcare QI

Common QI Frameworks in Healthcare

Working with QI Methodologies

CHAPTER 5: Data Quality and Governance

The Need for Effective Data Management

Data Quality

Data Governance and Management

Enterprise-wide Visibility and Opportunity

CHAPTER 6: Working with Data

Data: The Raw Material of Analytics

Preparing Data for Analytics

Getting Started with Analyzing Data


CHAPTER 7: Developing and Using Effective Indicators

Measures, Metrics, and Indicators

Using Indicators to Guide Healthcare Improvement Activities

CHAPTER 8: Leveraging Analytics in Quality Improvement Activities

Moving from Analytics Insight to Healthcare Improvement

CHAPTER 9: Basic Statistical Methods and Control Chart Principles

Statistical Methods for Detecting Changes in Quality or Performance

Graphical Methods for Detecting Changes in Quality or Performance

Putting It Together

CHAPTER 10: Usability and Presentation of Information

Presentation and Visualization of Information

Dashboards for Quality and Performance Improvement

Providing Accessibility to and Ensuring Usability of Analytics Systems

CHAPTER 11: Advanced Analytics in Healthcare

Overview of Advanced Analytics

Applications of Advanced Analytics

Developing and Testing Advanced Analytics

Overview of Predictive Algorithms

CHAPTER 12: Becoming an Analytical Healthcare Organization

Requirements to Become an Analytical Organization

Building Effective Analytical Teams


About the Author

About the Companion Web Site


Author Information:

Trevor L. Strome, MSc, PMP, is the analytics and process improvement lead for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Emergency Program. He is also an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine, faculty of medicine, University of Manitoba, where he participates in clinical and operations research projects and teaches statistics, informatics, and quality improvement. Mr. Strome has co-authored three book chapters and numerous articles on healthcare topics. He is a conference speaker and the founder and editor of a popular blog on the topic of healthcare analytics.

Publication Date: October 2013
Number of Pages: 226
ISBN 13: 978-1-118-51969-1
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