What’s Happening in Healthcare Analytics?

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

As I travel around the country and chat with folks in our industry about analytics, I see topics of interest come and go in the data warehousing and analytics space.  Below are the trends and topics that are hot right now, listed in no particular order, along with the questions that organizations are struggling to […]

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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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