A Framework for Applying Analytics in Healthcare: What Can Be Learned from the Best Practices in Retail, Banking, Politics, and Sports (FT Press Analytics)

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In A Framework for Applying Analytics in Healthcare, Dwight McNeill shows healthcare analysts and decision-makers exactly how to adapt and apply the best analytics techniques from retail, finance, politics, and sports. McNeill describes each method in depth, presenting numerous case studies that show how these approaches have been deployed and the results that have been achieved. Most important, he explains how these methods can be successfully adapted to the most critical challenges you now face in your healthcare organization. From predictive modeling to social media, this book focuses on innovative techniques with demonstrated effectiveness and direct relevance to healthcare. You’ll discover powerful new ways to manage population health; improve patient activation, support, and experience of care; focus on health outcomes; measure what matters for team performance; make information more actionable; and build more customer-centric organizations.

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Dwight McNeill draws an elegant map to strengthen healthcare composed of insights drawn with wit and imagination from four different sectors.”

--Jessie Gruman, President and Founder, Center for Advancing Health


“Harnessing the power of health information technology can help transform our healthcare system into the high-quality, patient-centered, and efficient system we need. Dwight shows how healthcare decision makers can learn from the best practices of other industries and use the power of electronic health records and data analytics to improve care and quality.”

--U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, State of Rhode Island


“If you’re in healthcare, you’ll find that seemingly intractable challenges have already been solved elsewhere. This book will open your eyes to a new set of possibilities.”

--Thomas H. Davenport, Visiting Professor, Harvard Business School


“A Framework for Applying Analytics in Healthcare is skillfully researched and makes recommendations that are both innovative and logical.”

--Mark Marino, Executive Director, Health Leads Boston


Blueprints and Lessons for Using Analytics to Drive Better Clinical and Business Outcomes in Any Healthcare Organization

Healthcare has remained far behind the curve in leveraging opportunities to use information to improve clinical and business outcomes. Now, Dwight McNeill shows healthcare analysts and decision-makers exactly how to adapt and apply the best analytics techniques from retail, finance, politics, and sports.

 

McNeill describes each method in depth, presenting numerous case studies that show how these approaches have been deployed and the results that have been achieved. Most important, he explains how these methods can be successfully adapted to the most critical challenges you now face in your healthcare organization.

 

From predictive modeling to social media, this book focuses on innovative techniques with demonstrated effectiveness and direct relevance to healthcare. You’ll discover powerful new ways to manage population health; improve patient activation, support, and experience of care; focus on health outcomes; measure what matters for team performance; make information more actionable; and build more customer-centric organizations.


  • Discover
    Learn how four key industries have harvested their analytics “sweet spots”: breakthrough opportunities to drive value from knowledge
  • Distill
    Adapt analytics techniques and technologies into compelling applications for solving previously intractable healthcare challenges
  • Execute
    Master a complete roadmap for successfully implementing your most valuable healthcare analytics applications

About the Author:

Dwight McNeill, Ph.D., MPH, President of WayPoint Health Analytics, consults with organizations on healthcare analytics to improve business decision-making, engage customers/patients to produce health, and optimize healthcare financing and delivery. He is a Lecturer at Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management and Lead Faculty Member at the International Institute for Analytics’ Health Care & Life Sciences Analytics Research Council. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities, including Brandeis, Harvard, and Duke.

 

He has worked in corporate settings--most recently for IBM as Global Leader for Business Analytics and Optimization for the Healthcare Industry--and in government settings at the federal (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) and state (Commonwealth of MA) levels.

 

McNeill is the coauthor of The Value of Building Sustainable Health Care Systems: Capturing the Benefits of Health Plan Transformation and Building Organizational Capacity: A Cornerstone of Health System Reform.

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