Mary Dickinson

Data and Design: Solving for Health and Retention

By Mary Dickinson and Breeze Glazer Data, especially that which proves positive operational outcomes as a result of design strategies, is a major driver of the health and wellness trend. Health systems have long used data to proactively address patient health while striving to reduce long-term costs. In recent years, “big data,” the use of large data sets analyzed computationally to reveal trends and associations, has prominently entered the discussion. As an example, a New York-based health system is now developing algorithms to predict when an inpatient may develop adverse conditions that require transfer to the ICU. However, an important… Full Story