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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118383044
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118383049
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don't let "analytics anxiety" keep your health organization fromimproving its outcomes and bottom line. Now your organization canmake the most of the explosion in its amount of clinicaldata—turning it into dramatically lowered costs, enhancedprofitability, improved patient outcomes, and reduced fraud.

Written with a refreshing lack of jargon for non-technical,non-mathematical industry professionals, Health Analyticsfully defines what a new health care ecosystem can look like,powered by information. Author and health analytics pioneer JasonBurke paints a tangible picture of a different future for healthcare that's more closely connected to the evolving science ofmedicine and the growing role of individual health careconsumers.

Filled with examples and featuring a Foreword by Babson CollegeDistin-guished Professor Thomas Davenport, Health Analyticsexplores:

  • How medicine can become smarter
  • Learning from other industries
  • Health analytics as a discipline
  • The four enterprise disciplines of health analytics
  • Dealing with data
  • Health outcomes analysis
  • Health value and cost
  • The new evolving science of behavioral health
  • Risk management
  • Transparency and benchmarking
  • The new research and development

This timely book reveals that, just as other major industriesare reaping the rewards of advanced analytics every day, the healthindustry can also take advantage of analytics to consume, unlock,and apply new insights from the precious data already at itsfingertips.

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Praise for Health Analytics: Gaining the Insights toTransform Health Care

"Health care leaders in the next decade must be able to guidetheir teams in the use of mission-critical health care analytics.Jason Burke has distilled this complex subject to a structured,commonsense framework that is a pleasure to read. His readers willgain significant advantage in the world of provider risk and ACOs,and will be revisiting charts, tables, and entire chaptersfrequently for sage advice."
—Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD, CEO, Optum Labs

"Health care is among the largest and most complicatedindustries on the planet, such that one would expect to encounteradvanced practices. However, health care has yet to encounter itsown industrial revolution, one in which data-driven organizationsdisrupt the status quo to deliver ever better results and greatervalue. In his seminal book, Jason Burke helps us understand how to'paint a picture of a different future' for health care, using datato define activities, prioritize responses and interventions, andoptimize scarce resources, all to drive to a better 'newnormal.'"
—Don McDaniel, President and CEO, Sage GrowthPartners

"Passionate, connected, and wonderfully insightful—Jasonoffers a pragmatic framework to create meaningful value throughhealth care analytics. He has an uncanny knack for demystifying themodern health care ecosystem comprising patients, providers,payers, policymakers, and pharmaceutical organizations—anddescribing the role of health care analytics as the connectivetissue that will transform medicine."
—Richard Thomas, CIO, Quintiles

"There are several unimpeachable statements that one can makeregarding the future of health care: 1) despite wishes of manystakeholders to the contrary, our 'system' of health care deliveryand financing will radically change; 2) quality, patientsatisfaction, efficiency, integration, coordination, andcost-effectiveness will replace volume as the drivers of medicine;3) there will be winners and, most assuredly, losers; and 4)essential to winning will be measurement and the use of real-timeinformation to guide decisions. If those engaged in health caredelivery (or health policy) wish to be among the future winners,those who successfully reconstruct the health care system, theyneed to read Jason Burke's Health Analytics. Far more than alucid explanation of the difference between data and information(and how to ensure that the latter is an integral driver ofoperations), this book is a strategic map to the future. Filledwith wisdom and yet incredibly engagingly written, HealthAnalytics promises considerable return on investment for anyoneinterested in the health of individuals or organizations (i.e.,virtually everyone)."
—David R. Rubinow, MD, Meymandi Professor and Chair,Department of Psychiatry and Director of Innovation and HealthcareSystem Transformation, School of Medicine, University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2013
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Helpful to those involved in analysis of new healthcare models. Excellent insight and references. If you are analyzing risk and ACOs, you will like this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan DeShazo on August 22, 2014
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Well-written, non-technical, and thorough discussion of relevant aspects of health analytics. Mr. Burke nails it for the mid-to-senior level administrator who is not sure how analytics fits into their healthcare delivery business. Target readers are executives, decision-makers, and individuals wanting a jargon free introduction to analytics in health care.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on June 5, 2014
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I've been doing the health informatics/analytics thing for nearly ten years, and this is my new "go to" book. Brilliantly written from the ground up. Perfect for any audience that understands or wants to understand the big picture when it comes to healthcare analytics strategy.

Surprised that more health informatics programs don't use this as a textbook...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gregory T. Fairnak on September 27, 2013
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Jason has done a great job creating a book that should be on every Health IT professional bookshelf. Even if you don't plan on doing health analytics or accountable care, it is still an easy, informative, thought provoking read.
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More About the Author

Jason Burke is a business leader, strategist, and technologist focused on enabling health ecosystem transformation through data sciences.

In addition to his work as an independent consultant in informatics, Burke presently serves as an executive advisor to the UNC Health Care System, and holds a visiting faculty appointment with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He has held leadership and management roles in organizations such as SAS, Microsoft, Quintiles, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Burke's work focuses on innovations in strategy, design, information management, emerging technologies, product development, advanced analytics and decision support. He has appeared in numerous publications including Forbes, InformationWeek, Health Management Technology, PharmaVoice, Drug Discovery and Development, and BioIT World. Burke has served on the boards of multiple industry organizations as well as a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.