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.

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