Health systems have vast amounts of data, but frequently struggle to use that data to solve strategic problems in a timely fashion. A healthcare analytics team, made up of the right people with the right tools and skillsets, can help address these challenges. This article walks through the steps organizations need to take to put an effective analytics team in place.
These include the following:
Recognizing the need for change.
Demonstrating the value of an analytics team.
Conducting a current state assessment.
Implementing a phased approach.
Building a roadmap.
Making the pitch.
Putting the roadmap into action.
The article also includes the foundation skills to look for when putting together the team and tips on how best to organize.