1st Edition

Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare

Edited By Jay Liebowitz, Amanda Dawson Copyright 2017
    294 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    293 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    293 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on effective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights on patients to healthcare providers so they can achieve positive outcomes. It can assist those performing clinical research where relevant statistical methods are applied to both identify the efficacy of treatments and improve clinical trial design. It also benefits healthcare data standards groups through which pertinent data governance policies are implemented to ensure quality data are obtained, measured, and evaluated for the benefit of all involved.

    Although the obvious constant thread among all of these important healthcare use cases of actionable intelligence is the data at hand, such data in and of itself merely represents one element of the full structure of healthcare data analytics. This book examines the structure for turning data into actionable knowledge and discusses:

    • The importance of establishing research questions

    • Data collection policies and data governance

    • Principle-centered data analytics to transform data into information

    • Understanding the "why" of classified causes and effects

    • Narratives and visualizations to inform all interested parties

    Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare is an important examination of how proper healthcare-related questions should be formulated, how relevant data must be transformed to associated information, and how the processing of information relates to knowledge. It indicates to clinicians and researchers why this relative knowledge is meaningful and how best to apply such newfound understanding for the betterment of all.

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    Dr. Jay Liebowitz is the DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He previously served as the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to UMUC, Dr. Liebowitz was a full professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He was ranked one of the top 10 knowledge management researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide. Dr. Liebowitz is the founding editor-in-chief of Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal, which is ranked as a top-tier journal worldwide.

    Amanda Dawson holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and is the Director of Research at Select Medical where she oversees clinical research and quality improvement initiatives at more than 100 nation-wide long-term acute care hospitals. Prior to joining Select Medical, she was a research fellow in biomedicine at Albert Einstein Hospital’s Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and completed her post-doctoral training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Over the past decade, she has published numerous articles on identifying patient subpopulations and characterizing clinical practice patterns and patient outcomes over time.