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Healthcare Analytics
Foundations and Frontiers

ISBN 9781138196360
Published September 10, 2019 by Routledge
120 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is a comprehensive, practical guide which looks at the advantages and limitations of new data analysis techniques being introduced across public health and administration services.

The Affordable Care Act (ACT) and free market reforms in healthcare are generating a rapid change of pace. The "electronification" of medical records from paper to digital, which is required to meet the meaningful use standards set forth by the Act, is advancing what and how information can be analyzed. Coupled with the advent of more computing power and big data analytics and techniques, practitioners now more than ever need to stay on top of these trends. This book presents a comprehensive look at healthcare analytics from population data to geospatial analysis using current case studies and data analysis examples in health.

This resource will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in health administration and public health. It will benefit healthcare professionals and administrators in nursing and public health, as well as medical students who are interested in the future of data within healthcare.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Ross Mullner and Edward M. Rafalski

  3. Managerial Epidemiology
  4. Edward Rafalski

  5. Healthcare and Population Data: The Building Blocks
  6. Razvan Marinescu

  7. The Trend Towards Connected Data Architectures in Healthcare
  8. Greg Jordan

  9. Knowledge Management for Health Data Analytics
  10. Charisse Madlock-Brown, Ian M. Brooks and James Beem

  11. Comparative Effectiveness Research
  12. Ross Mullner

  13. Geospatial Analysis
  14. Pradeep S. B Podila

  15. Futuring
  16. Ross Mullner

  17. Conclusion

Ross Mullner and Edward M. Rafalski


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Ross M. Mullner is Associate Professor of Health Policy Administration at the University of Chicago at Illinois. Dr. Mullner’s research interests are Health Services Research, Cancer Care and the History of Public Health.

Edward M. Rafalski is Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois School of Public Health. He holds qualifications from the University of Chicago and Yale University School of Public Health.