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Make healthcare analytics work: leverage its powerful opportunities for improving outcomes, cost, and efficiency.This book gives you thepractical frameworks, strategies, tactics, and case studies you need to go beyond talk to action. The contributing healthcare analytics innovators survey the field’s current state, present start-to-finish guidance for planning and implementation, and help decision-makers prepare for tomorrow’s advances. They present in-depth case studies revealing how leading organizations have organized and executed analytic strategies that work, and fully cover the primary applications of analytics in all three sectors of the healthcare ecosystem: Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences. Co-published with the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), this book features the combined expertise of IIA’s team of leading health analytics practitioners and researchers. Each chapter is written by a member of the IIA faculty, and bridges the latest research findings with proven best practices. This book will be valuable to professionals and decision-makers throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including provider organization clinicians and managers; life sciences researchers and practitioners; and informaticists, actuaries, and managers at payer organizations. It will also be valuable in diverse analytics, operations, and IT courses in business, engineering, and healthcare certificate programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133407334
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,091,456
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dwight McNeill, Ph.D., MPH, is a Lecturer at Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, where he teaches population health and health policy. He is President of WayPoint Health Analytics, which provides guidance to organizations on the analytics of population health management, behavior change, and innovation diffusion. He is the author of A Framework for Applying Analytics in Healthcare: What Can Be Learned from the Best Practices in Retail, Banking, Politics, and Sports (FT Press 2013) and numerous journal articles including “The Value of Building Sustainable Health Care Systems: Capturing the Benefits of Health Plan Transformation” (Health Affairs).

Over his thirty year career in healthcare, he has held analytics positions in corporations at IBM and GTE; governments at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; analytics companies; and provider settings.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare and Life Sciences 7

Chapter 1 An Overview of Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences Analytics 9

Chapter 2 An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare Providers 15

Chapter 3 An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare Payers 23

Chapter 4 Surveying the Analytical Landscape in Life Sciences Organizations 31

Part II Strategies, Frameworks, and Challenges for Health Analytics 39

Chapter 5 Grasping the Brass Ring to Improve Healthcare Through Analytics: The Fundamentals 41

Chapter 6 A Taxonomy for Healthcare Analytics 49

Chapter 7 Analytics Cheat Sheet 55

Chapter 8 Business Value of Health Analytics 77

Chapter 9 Security, Privacy, and Risk Analytics in Healthcare 93

Chapter 10 The Birds and the Bees of Analytics: The Benefits of Cross-Pollination Across Industries 103

Part III Healthcare Analytics Implementation Methods 119

Chapter 11 Grasping the Brass Ring to Improve Healthcare Through Analytics: Implementation Methods 121

Chapter 12 Meaningful Use and the Role of Analytics: Complying with Regulatory Imperatives 129

Chapter 13 Advancing Health Provider Clinical Quality Analytics 143

Chapter 14 Improving Patient Safety Using Clinical Analytics 153

Chapter 15 Using Advanced Analytics to Take Action for Health Plan Members’ Health 161

Chapter 16 Measuring the Impact of Social Media in Healthcare 175

Part IV Best Practices in Healthcare Analytics Across the Ecosystem 185

Chapter 17 Overview of Healthcare Analytics Best Practices Across the Ecosystem 187

Chapter 18 Partners HealthCare System 195

Chapter 19 Catholic Health Initiatives 213

Chapter 20 Analytics at the Veterans Health Administration 223

Chapter 21 The Health Service Data Warehouse Project at the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) 231

Chapter 22 Developing Enterprise Analytics at HealthEast Care System 239

Chapter 23 Aetna 245

Chapter 24 Employee Health and Benefits Management at EMC: An Information Driven Model for Engaged and Accountable Care 253

Chapter 25 Commercial Analytics Relationships and Culture at Merck 273

Conclusion Healthcare Analytics: The Way Forward 281

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