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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The 7 Simple Practices Of Data Governance

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

Data is now one of the most valuable assets in any healthcare organization, especially as we transition into a more analytically driven industry. Data is the longest lasting asset in any organization, outliving facilities, devices and people. In the past few years, as the value and longevity of data have become better realized, the term […]

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