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Changing Healthcare Through Analytics

Transforming healthcare requires a commitment from each and every one of us. From those on the front-lines of clinical care to patients and their families. We are committed to the role that data and analytics can play in helping everyone become a data champion.

What We Do

We Create Data Champions

Data champions are the unsung heroes of modern healthcare.  They work among many arms—leadership, clinical service lines, IT, and of course the patient community.  Through their tireless curiosity and passion for improving health, data champions ensure that analytic insights can affect real change in service of our patients, loved ones, and each other.

What is your data & Analytics strategy?

Getting aligned: We strengthen your strategy and culture to ensure maximal value from data.

Successful positioning of your “big data” and analytics initiatives is essential to stay competitive. We help answer questions such as:

  • How should I structure my data strategy to be successful both today and in the future?
  • How can I measure data strategy effectiveness and agility?
  • How do I ensure value, support, and engagement from leadership?
  • What are the ethical considerations in my data strategy?
  • What data sources am I missing?
  • Is my current data strategy the right one for the future?

How are you transforming healthcare with analytics? Is it working?

Embracing change: We create the bridge between analytics and action.

Do you need to tie data and analytics strategy to health business impact? We help you address these questions:

  • How can I foster innovation while maintaining robust data and analytic processes?
  • What’s the best way to organize knowledge worker staff?
  • Do I need a Center of Excellence?
  • How can I prioritize my data and analytics initiatives?
  • Beyond self-service reporting, how can I foster the democratization of my data?
  • Why has there been lackluster adoption of our self-service data tools?
  • How can I ensure my team will meet future business needs?

How are you managing analytic talent

Developing data champions: We help build your learning health organization.

Analytics talent continues to be a top concern for most organizations. Do these questions sound familiar to you?

  • How can I ensure recruitment, selection, and onboarding strategies are effective and
  • After 18 months training someone in analytics, they left the team. What can I do to prevent
    this in the future?
  • How can I ensure that analytic talent is nurtured and motivated?
  • We “train” people but are not committed to “developing” people. How can I create a new
    mindset with leadership?
  • How can I get a data scientist new to healthcare ‘up to speed’ quickly?
  • How can my team improve storytelling with data?

Thot Leadership

Curiouser and curiouser! Each day we have conversations with Thought (Thot) Leaders from all over healthcare as we seek patterns that can help drive change. Catch up with us down the rabbit hole as we scour the inter-webs daily to curate the news and events that matter!

A Unique Perspective

Our people are our greatest asset. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and are excited to apply their knowledge from other industries. We specialize in tackling the full problem, end-to-end, with thoughtfulness, creative problem solving, and at high quality.

Greg Nelson, MMCi Social Psychology, Clinical Informatics
Monica M. Horvath, PhD Health Intelligence, Insight Aggregation, Computational Biology
Chelsey Cooke Project Manager, Math Teacher
Michelle Buchecker Computer Scientist, Technical Training Instructor


Our mission is to create data champions and celebrate their role in transforming healthcare.  We’re committed to the healthcare community and welcome the opportunity to meet you at one of the upcoming events.  Please tap us on the shoulder and say “Hey!”

NCHICA Annual Conference

Asheville, NC

The whole team will be at this event and we will be speaking on analytics literacy and nurturing your workforce to better democratize data. It’s a beautiful time in the mountains of North Caroline so let’s grab a drink and head out to the veranda.

Analytics Experience 2016

Las Vegas, NV

Who doesn't like Vegas in late summer? Well, I guess they are letting us back in for another round of analytics in Sin City! Join us as we explore the titillating use cases for analytics in healthcare and beyond. Lessons from GE, Microsoft and Dignity Health top the sessions that I will be attending. So be sure to look me up and let's roll the dice and see if we can strike gold.

AHIMA 2016

Baltimore, MD

Come join us at AHIMA where we will be learning about the interface between Health Information Management education and Data Analytics. The educational track looks really great with topics such as 'Operationalizing Population Health Management' and 'Using Open Source Tools and Public Data to Adopt Analytics in Education and Practice.' Kevin Bacon is also keynoting, which plays into patient identity (a big HIM topic) when you consider the six degrees of separation concept.

MGMA 2016

San Francisco, CA

MGMA is all about medical groups-- and this conference is devoted to sharing stories from those who are high-performing. We will be there to share our ideas in shaping data and analytics literacy for providers in medical groups as well as the analytics staff that support them. And besides, Jim Gaffigan is headlining. We will pack our sense of humor.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Anaheim, CA

Greg, our Chief Data Champion, will be a panelist with other educators and senior executives from MIT, Yale and SAS in a featured session entitled "Beyond Diversity: Perspectives on Leadership, Culture, and Innovation." We will share our perspective on diversity, culture and leadership along with best practices for engaging and empowering students and employees.

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Boston, MA

Boston in Winter.. Are we crazy? Well not really as the East Coast Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum is going on right before Thanksgiving. This is one of two core Analytics events put on annually by HIMSS, and is sure to have great presenters and content. Conferences such as these is what keeps our course content fresh. Come talk to us about that.

SAS Global Forum 2017

Orlando, FL

We are heading back to Orlando for another exciting event. This year, we will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on Data Visualization Best Practices along with a talk on considerations for designing your enterprise data strategy. Make sure you schedule some time to talk about building your own analytics academy.