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Nancy Casazza, BSN, MMI, RN

Nancy Casazza joined Health Catalyst inMarch 2015as an Engagement Lead. Prior to coming to Health Catalyst, she worked for Duke University Health System as an EMR Training Manager for Nursing Services. She additionally has experience managing outpatient clinics, quality measure data abstraction, leading clinical quality improvement teams, and developing a clinical practice improvement program. Nancy has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University.

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How to Achieve Your Clinical Data Analytics Goals

Healthcare organizations know that they need to an effective clinical data analytics strategy to improve and survive in today’s challenging environment. In order to make these necessary improvements, healthcare leaders need to establish clear goals for their clinical data analytics initiatives.
Achieving these goals requires clinical teams to clearly identify problems and plan for how to achieve them. This article walks improvement teams through sometimes confusing process of identifying problems, setting clear, achievable goals, and common pitfalls along the way. Topics covered include:

Six categories of clinical data.
Three types of goals: outcome, process, and balance.
How to write an outcome goal.
Internal vs. External Benchmarks.
Mitigation strategies.
Getting clinical buy-in.