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MIT Sloan Management Review discusses "How the Analytics Gap Decides Who Wins"

Submitted by jonpearce on Mon, 2011-02-28 10:35

It's not the data that's the problem.  It's the people.  So says a fascinating article in the winter 2011 issue of “MIT Sloan Management Review” (…).  This extensive article written by several IBM researchers explores how organizations are utilizing analytics to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to become top performers in their industries.  The article profiles results of a massive survey of more than 3000 business executives in mu

The EMR to end all EMRs

Submitted by jonpearce on Tue, 2011-02-22 13:26

Check out this website: for a parady of electronic health records systems that create such complexity in a medical practice that they crowd out the actual practice of medicine.  The site was developed by the maker of manual records systems, so it's obviously not unbiased, but it probably shares the sentiments of many organizations that have attempted to implement EMR systems.

"Population Health" provides guidance for ACOs and others taking health risk

Submitted by jonpearce on Tue, 2011-02-22 12:33

"Population Health -Creating a Culture of Wellness"  (  is a new book that provides a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in understanding and managing the health of large groups of people.  Coauthored by David Nash, Dean of Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health, the book is separated into section