Mayo Clinic Engineer Says Healthcare Analytics Need A System-Based Approach
Healthcare IT News, Mike Miliard
‘For every single problem you must have a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary team. The low-hanging fruit in healthcare is gone. Now every problem is going to be hard.’
Frontline clinicians appreciate the need for data-driven insights, but they’re also overwhelmed with the competing mandates of quality improvement and cost-reduction, says Jeanne M. Huddleston, MD, associate professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. Making analytics work for them – but most especially for patients – requires a broad-based approach.
“We need your great work, but we’re tired and confused,” said Huddleston, speaking Wednesday at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco.