Is It Time To Eliminate Meaningful Use?

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

The core premise in this blog is: Federal Meaningful Use (MU) requirements are well-intended, but like a teacher who “teaches to the test,” the program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of MU, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians. As reported in MedScape, the first formal study […]

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What Does Actionable Data Actually Mean?

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

“Actionable data” is a term that has been tossed around for years, right? How many times have you heard this: “The key to analytics success is providing actionable data.” Okay, but what does that mean, really? Here I am, a data warehouse and analytics design guy… how can I measure whether the systems I design […]

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An Uphill Climb: Applying Military Intelligence To Manage Data At Intermountain

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

[Below is the latest in a blog series in which Dale Sanders explores the “combination of fate, luck, planning and preparation that rolls together and creates a career.” Click to read Part 1 and Part 2] My search for the leading healthcare organizations in computer-aided decision-making that met the time-critical and life-critical requirements didn’t last very long. There […]

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From Nuclear Warfare To Healthcare, Part 2: Thawing Cold War Leads To A Career Change

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

[Below is the latest in a blog series in which Dale Sanders explores the “combination of fate, luck, planning and preparation that rolls together and creates a career.” Click here for Part 1.] In the mid and late 1980s, we (members of the US Air Force Strategic Air Command battle staff) were seeing evidence in national […]

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The Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

In negotiations, there is a concept known as the “best alternative to a negotiated agreement” (BATNA). The concept was first described in a book called “Getting to Yes” published in 1981 by researchers at Harvard Law School. In a nutshell, BATNA refers to the situation that remains if current negotiations fail; that is, what are […]

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