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Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences: Strategies, Implementation Methods, and Best Practices, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Thomas H. Davenport, Dwight McNeill

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Nov 14, 2013


The US healthcare system is plagued by the world’s highest cost per capita, low quality of outcomes relative to other industrialized countries, poor efficiency, and ambivalence about accountability for the health and wellbeing of patients and clients. Analytics can provide powerful opportunities for improving outcomes, cost, and efficiency. Unfortunately, few healthcare organizations currently make use of the just-in-time or real-time decision-making information that could be available to them. In Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences, pioneering innovators show how healthcare organizations can go beyond talking about analytics and big data, and transform its promise into reality. This book’s expert editors and contributors: 

  • Survey the field’s current state
  • Introduce practical frameworks for implementation
  • Help decision-makers prepare for tomorrow’s advances
  • Dig deep into key topics, strategies, and tactics
  • Present in-depth case studies of leaders in the industry
  • Reveal how leading organizations have organized and executed analytic strategies that work
  • Thoroughly cover primary uses of analytics in all three sectors of the healthcare ecosystem: Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences

Co-published with the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences features the combined expertise of IIA’s team of leading analytics practitioners and researchers. Each chapter is written by a member of the IIA faculty, combining the latest research findings with proven best practices.

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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