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Jim Adams

Jim Adams leads the Health Care IT Advisor for The Advisory Board Company. His areas of expertise include business strategic planning and implementation, executive and board communication strategies, IT for accountable care and population health management, IT strategy planning and implementation, IT value assessments, and business intelligence and analytics strategies. Prior to joining the Advisory Board, Jim was executive director of IBM’s Center for Health Care Management, focused on global thought leadership. Prior to joining IBM, Jim was a senior leader at Healthlink and Gartner and has executive experience in multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker on strategic health care and health care IT topics. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in mathematics from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, where he received the outstanding student award.

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Intuition-Based Healthcare or Data-Informed Healthcare — Which Would You Prefer? (Guest Contributor: Jim Adams, Advisory Board)

Healthcare has come a long way, but there’s still a long way to go because of the many challenges healthcare leaders are facing. Some of the challenges include knowing which improvements to make without risking the financial health of the organization, implementing advanced analytics solutions, setting up good data governance programs, and changing the culture to be more enterprise focused and data informed. Despite the challenges, there are also great opportunities for healthcare to improve. But first, healthcare leaders need to be able to better understand, monitor, and manage their businesses by knowing what data to use or capture by the use of sophisticated analytics

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