Healthcare Analytics: Lessons Learned From My Pickup Truck

Kirk Kirksey, VP & CIO, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Since “The Dashboard” is the anointed metaphor for “Healthcare Analytics,” I decided to take a hard look at the dashboard on my 15-year-old pickup truck to see if I could learn anything about designing dashboards for healthcare. Turns out the visual design of my pickup truck’s dashboard has plenty to say. I’ll start with the good. […]

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Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center

About Southern Regional
Making data “push, not pull”
Change management — “You struggle with how much the organization can absorb at once.”
Yellow-lighting projects
Research before the role to walk in “with your eyes open.”
Cleaning up a fragmented IT environment

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Joe Bengfort, CIO, UCSF Medical Center and Campus, Chapter 2

Joe Bengfort, CIO, UCSF Medical Center and Campus

UCSF’s analytics approach — “We’re incrementally moving and maturing the data model.”
Early adopter of Epic Cogito
Creating dashboards to ID and solve issues
Two-tiered governance structure — “You can’t throw big, heavy governance at this.”
Lean — “It’s a culture first.”
Consolidating IT departments

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Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System, Chapter 3

Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System

MU as a catalyst—“It has forced us to go to a whole new level.”
Analytics & decision support department
Goal: consistency throughout the organization
CIO role — “There’s a lot more to the position than IT.”
Physician engagement — “It’s a give and take.”
Working on the CHCIO certification process
“It keeps me learning.”

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Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chapter 2

Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Patient engagement & entertainment platform
Personalized treatment
Rebuilding analytics — “It requires a heavy IT investment.”
Using consultants
Staff engagement — “It’s incredibly important to me.”
Rounding & face-to-face talks to “feel the pulse of the facility.”

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