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Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences: Strategies, Implementation Methods, and Best Practices

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-340873-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-340873-7

Make healthcare analytics work: leverage its powerful opportunities for improving outcomes, cost, and efficiency.This book gives you thepractical frameworks, strategies, tactics, and case studies you need to go beyond talk to action. The contributing healthcare analytics innovators survey the field’s current state, present start-to-finish guidance for planning and implementation, and help decision-makers prepare for tomorrow’s advances. They present in-depth case studies revealing how leading organizations have organized and executed analytic strategies that work, and fully cover the primary applications of analytics in all three sectors of the healthcare ecosystem: Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences. Co-published with the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), this book features the combined expertise of IIA’s team of leading health analytics practitioners and researchers. Each chapter is written by a member of the IIA faculty, and bridges the latest research findings with proven best practices. This book will be valuable to professionals and decision-makers throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including provider organization clinicians and managers; life sciences researchers and practitioners; and informaticists, actuaries, and managers at payer organizations. It will also be valuable in diverse analytics, operations, and IT courses in business, engineering, and healthcare certificate programs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Part I An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare and Life Sciences     7

Chapter 1 An Overview of Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences Analytics     9

Chapter 2 An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare Providers     15

Chapter 3 An Overview of Analytics in Healthcare Payers     23

Chapter 4 Surveying the Analytical Landscape in Life Sciences Organizations     31

Part II Strategies, Frameworks, and Challenges for Health Analytics     39

Chapter 5 Grasping the Brass Ring to Improve Healthcare Through Analytics: The Fundamentals     41

Chapter 6 A Taxonomy for Healthcare Analytics     49

Chapter 7 Analytics Cheat Sheet     55

Chapter 8 Business Value of Health Analytics     77

Chapter 9 Security, Privacy, and Risk Analytics in Healthcare      93

Chapter 10 The Birds and the Bees of Analytics: The Benefits of Cross-Pollination Across Industries     103

Part III Healthcare Analytics Implementation Methods     119

Chapter 11 Grasping the Brass Ring to Improve Healthcare Through Analytics: Implementation Methods     121

Chapter 12 Meaningful Use and the Role of Analytics: Complying with Regulatory Imperatives     129

Chapter 13 Advancing Health Provider Clinical Quality Analytics     143

Chapter 14 Improving Patient Safety Using Clinical Analytics     153

Chapter 15 Using Advanced Analytics to Take Action for Health Plan Members’ Health     161

Chapter 16 Measuring the Impact of Social Media in Healthcare     175

Part IV Best Practices in Healthcare Analytics Across the Ecosystem     185

Chapter 17 Overview of Healthcare Analytics Best Practices Across the Ecosystem     187

Chapter 18 Partners HealthCare System     195

Chapter 19 Catholic Health Initiatives     213

Chapter 20 Analytics at the Veterans Health Administration     223

Chapter 21 The Health Service Data Warehouse Project at the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS)     231

Chapter 22 Developing Enterprise Analytics at HealthEast Care System     239

Chapter 23 Aetna     245

Chapter 24 Employee Health and Benefits Management at EMC: An Information Driven Model for Engaged and Accountable Care     253

Chapter 25 Commercial Analytics Relationships and Culture at Merck     273

Conclusion Healthcare Analytics: The Way Forward     281


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