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, CPHIMS Social Psychology, Clinical Informatics
Monica M. Horvath, PhD Health Intelligence, Insight Aggregation, Computational Biology
Trace Williams, PMP AgilePM® Healthcare, Economics, Agile
Michelle Buchecker Computer Scientist, Technical Training Instructor
Jennifer Smolka, PhD Educational Computing, Cognitiion and Learning Theories


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!”

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.

Association of Educational Communications & Technology

Las Vegas, NV

Jennifer, our Executive Director of the Analytics Academy, can't wait to shout it from the mountain tops how important CBE is to education and training. She has been invited to be a part of special session on "Competency-Based Education: Why You Should Be Paying Attention". AECT is one of the rare organizations that were we can break away typical silos and collaborate with researchers, educators, trainers, and instructional designers from a wide range of settings including higher education, corporate world and healthcare. Besides, we'll be in Vegas and we will be betting on the launch of our competency-based Healthcare Analytics Academy!

INFORMS Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN

Networking across all of the different segments of the field of analytics gives us an opportunity to learn from each other. With the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, we found great opportunities to support our inquisitive minds and quench our thirst for new knowledge through multiple dynamic keynotes, hands-on workshops, technology tutorials, breakout sessions and even a career fair where you can share visibility of your organization. The fact that it’s in Nashville and we can hear some great music and grab some of the best BBQ around just makes it a great travel and learning opportunity.

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.