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Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences: Strategies, Implementation Methods, and Best Practices by Thomas H. Davenport, Dwight McNeill

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6. A Taxonomy for Healthcare Analytics

Jason Burke

As described in Chapter 1, “An Overview of Provider, Payer, and Life Sciences Analytics,” by Thomas Davenport and Marcia Testa, the global healthcare ecosystem—healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences firms of all types—is undergoing a transformation. Though priorities vary across organizations and geographies between cost, safety, efficacy, timeliness, innovation, and productivity, one universal truth has emerged: The fundamental improvements needed in health and life sciences will only be realized via the deeper insights offered through analytics.

Most, if not all, of the analytical capabilities needed to drive systemic changes in healthcare have been available in commercial software ...

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