Health Analytics: Gaining the Insights to Transform Health Care Reviews

"There are several unimpeachable statements that one can make regarding the future of health care: 1) Despite wishes of many stakeholders to the contrary, our "system" of healthcare delivery and financing will radically change; 2) quality, patient satisfaction, efficiency, integration, coordination, and cost-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-time information to guide decisions. If those engaged in healthcare delivery (or health policy) wish to be among the future winners, those who successfully reconstruct the healthcare system, they need to read Jason Burke's Health Analytics. Far more than a lucid explanation of the difference between data and information (and how to ensure that the latter is an integral driver of operations), this book is a strategic map to the future. Filled with wisdom and yet incredibly engagingly written, Health Analytics promises considerable return on investment for anyone interested in the health of individuals or organizations (i.e., virtually everyone)."

David R. Rubinow, M.D
Meymandi Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Director of Innovation and Healthcare System Transformation
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Healthcare leaders in the next decade must be able to guide their teams in the use of mission-critical healthcare analytics. Jason Burke has distilled this complex subject to a structured, common sense framework that is a pleasure to read. His readers will gain significant advantage in the world of provider risk and ACOs,and will be revisiting charts, tables and entire chapters frequently for sage advice."

Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD
Optum Labs

"Health care is among the largest and most complicated industries on the planet, such that one would expect to encounter advanced practices. However, health care has yet to encounter its own industrial revolution, one in which data-driven organizations disrupt the status quo to deliver ever better results and greater value. In his seminal book, Jason Burke helps us understand how to 'paint a picture of a different future' for health care, using data to define activities, prioritize responses and interventions, and optimize scarce resources, all to drive to a better 'new normal.'"

Don McDaniel
President, CEO
Sage Growth Partners

"Passionate, connected and wonderfully insightful - Jason offers a pragmatic framework to create meaningful value through healthcare analytics. He has an uncanny knack of demystifying the modern healthcare ecosystem comprising patients, providers, payers, policy makers and pharmaceutical organizations - and describing the role of healthcare analytics as the connective tissue that will transform medicine."

Richard Thomas
Chief Information Officer