Bring A Laptop To Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

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

When I started teaching at Northwestern in 2005, it had been a quite a few years since I’d been in an academic setting for anything other than guest lectures. In the time that had expired towards 2005, the students all had laptops and the classrooms had WiFi. I thought the student were taking notes and […]

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Eleven Habits of Passionate People

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

Most of this blog and much of the inspiration originally appeared in LifeHack, one of my favorite web sites, written by Sarah Hansen, one of my favorite writers. I made a few edits and added one more entry — passionate people have a sense of humor. There are a number of clinical studies in the field […]

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Five Rules For A Successful Recognition Program

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

Awards and recognition programs for teammates and employees are a critically important aspect of an organization’s culture. But it’s not difficult for them to have the opposite intended effect, by recognizing employees who don’t deserve it, failing to recognize those who do, or losing the sincerity of the recognition altogether — that is, going through […]

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Data Warehouses and Disease Surveillance — What Can We Do Now?

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

So what do we do in the near term? Is there anything we can do, realistically, to better track the progress of diseases like Ebola, given our existing ecosystem of information systems in healthcare? As you can see from the list below, we could do better than nothing and the existing state of affairs, but any current […]

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Disease Monitoring and Data Warehouses

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

We could easily justify a 30-page paper on this topic, but I don’t have time for that, so while it’s hot, I’m going to offer a few thoughts and observations on disease surveillance based upon my experience in the trenches of healthcare data. I hope that others with similar experiences will share your thoughts by submitting […]

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