132 Pages
    by HIMSS Publishing

    Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction provides a clear, straightforward roadmap to achieving your goals within the domain of healthcare analytics. Whether you are a student looking for a career path or a staff member within a healthcare organization needing to apply the value that your institution’s data can provide, this manual will give you direction. Building on chapters that describe the evolution of healthcare analytics, others then address current and upcoming challenges including productive data mining from electronic health records, data governance, and the DELTA analytics maturity model. An appendix with learning modules for healthcare providers on secondary use of data as well as a comprehensive glossary are unique features of the book. The authors’ varied experiences and perspectives demonstrate the range of opportunities where healthcare analytics can be applied to make a difference in the current healthcare climate. As a quick and manageable read, this to-the-point resource serves as an invaluable tool to building your analytics program.

    Foreword, Preface, Chapter 1. A Healthcare Analytics Roadmap, Chapter 2. The Healthcare Analytics Evolution: Moving from Descriptive to Predictive to Prescriptive, Chapter 3. Application of Analytics to the New Healthcare Paradigms, Chapter 4. Addressing Current and Upcoming Challenges in Healthcare Analytics, Chapter 5. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from Electronic Health Records, Chapter 6. Leading and Structuring Analytics within Healthcare Organizations: The Business Intelligence Competency Center, Chapter 7. Data Governance: Protecting the Gold, Chapter 8. The DELTA Analytics Maturity Model, Chapter 9. Conclusions, Appendix. Secondary Use of Data:Learning Modules For Healthcare Providers: A Missing Piece, Glossary, Table of Acronyms, Index


    Raymond A. Gensinger, Jr., MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS and diplomate of Clinical Informatics is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Fairview Health Services, an integrated delivery network in Minnesota. As CMIO, Dr. Gensinger is responsible for Fairview s clinical information technology transformation strategy. He has held similar roles at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is also a general internist and holds appointments as an assistant professor of internal medicine, affiliate faculty of the School of Nursing, and faculty of the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. At Fairview, Dr. Gensinger chairs the Institutional Informatics Steering Committee, as well as provides oversight for all other clinical information acquisitions and decisions. He is a past chair of the Minnesota Epic Users Group, director for HIE-Bridge, the Minnesota health information exchange and serves on the Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the Minnesota chapter of HIMSS and served as a director of HIMSS from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Gensinger has written or presented on more than 50 healthcare information systems-related topics. He is the editor of Introduction to Healthcare Information Enabling Technologies and received a Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award from Modern Healthcare magazine in September 2006.