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Table of Contents
                            Data-Driven Healthcare
For the Skimmers
Chapter 1 What Does Data Mean to You?
	The Gap
	Data Is a Four-Letter Word
	Setting the Stage
	Is This Book for You?
Chapter 2 What Happens When You Use Data to Transform an Industry?
	The History of Change
	On the Brink
	What Is “Data Driven,” and Why Does It Matter?
	Management and Measurement
	Planning the Approach
		Reduce the Unknowns
		Identify the Alternatives
		Streamline the Standards
		Evaluate the Activities
	Change Mechanisms of RISE
Chapter 3 How the Lack of Data Standardization Impedes Data-Driven Healthcare
	Healthcare Data Complexity
		Moving Data
		Data Is Your Asset—Manage It That Way
	Standards . . . Because Everyone Else Has Them
	Pareto’s Principle
	The Great Wall of Data
Chapter 4 Adopting Your Data Warehouse for the Next Step in BI Maturity
	Go Boldly
	Disruptive Technologies
	Hadoop, the Cloud, and Modern Data Platforms
	The New Way Forward
		Reduce the Unknowns
		Identify the Alternatives
		Evaluate and Improve
	The Future Is Now
Chapter 5 Creating a Data-Driven Healthcare Organization
	IT or the Business?
	What and How Should We Teach?
	Governing Data for Our New MDP
Chapter 6 Applying “Big Data” to Change Healthcare
	The Call of Big Data
	Evolve or Die
	Let’s Organize This and Take All the Fun Out of It
	Dipping Your Big Toe into Big Data
Chapter 7 Making Data Consumable
	How We Present Information Matters
	When We Present the Information Matters, Too
	Why Do We Want to Visually Represent Our Data?
	Learning a New Language
	A Multimedia Approach to Consumable Data
Chapter 8 Data Privacy and Confidentiality: A Brave New World
	Who Owns the Data?
	Barriers Are Everywhere
	Process and Technology
Chapter 9 A Call to Action
	Applying RISE to Your Efforts
	Some Distinctions about Being New
	Getting Started
	You Know What They Say about Assuming
	What Does Data Mean to You?
	Transforming an Industry
	Data Standardization
	The Next Step in BI Maturity
	Creating the DDHO
	“Big Data”
	Make Your Data Consumable
	Privacy and Confidentiality
	Final Thoughts on Data-Driven Healthcare
Appendix A Readiness for Change
Appendix B Tenets of Healthcare BI
Appendix C Estimating the Efforts
Appendix D Business Metrics
Appendix E Agenda | Company Name | JAD Session
Appendix F Data Visualization Guide
About the Author
Document Text Contents
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C h a P t e r 8
Data Privacy and
Con�dentiality: A
Brave New World

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magine that you walk into a nice restaurant, one that was recom-

mended by someone you trust. You sit down and wait patiently as

you get your water, bread, and order taken. Eventually you �nish

your meal, and you request the bill, handing over your credit card

to expedite the process. The server comes back with your credit card

and says simply, “We will get back to you.” They’ve taken all of your

information, and you will be noti�ed of the amount at a later date.

Imagine then that the servers, bartenders, dishwashers, perhaps even

some of their suppliers discuss you at length. They discuss your pre-

paredness to pay and perhaps even some psychological attributes

about you. Eventually you get a bill after it’s been reviewed by yet

another entity, and you pay it with little knowledge of all of the

places your data touched.

That’s healthcare. Granted, our physicians are much better trained

than your average waitstaff, but the premise is the same. They provide

a service for you and about you, yet your access to the information

about that service is owned by them. Doesn’t that seem odd to you?

Can you name one other industry where that’s true?

There was a time when doctors didn’t tell patients anything. You

could have some horrible disease, on your deathbed, and they wouldn’t

tell you. That was true for me, and it wasn’t that many years ago. I had

been suffering, in pain, asking for help, and the doctors all just nod-

ded and patted my head. Eventually I was referred to a specialist in

the Twin Cities. I read my paper medical record and learned that my

physician had written her suspected diagnosis nearly two years before

that moment and never said a word to me about it. How is that okay?

In no other industry is your data so far out of your reach. Could

you imagine if your bank did that? You’d leave faster than you could

swipe your credit card, and probably report them. Did you know that it

is a federal regulation that you can have access to your medical record?

All of us could ask for it today, yet very few of us do. Is that why doc-

tors keep things from us? Because they know we don’t want to know?

Or is it because we like to keep our heads down and our hopes high?

Denial is a powerful thing.

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