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What is Fast Analytics, and what can your hospital learn from it?

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Jonathan Greenberg, director of the fast analytics program for the University of Michigan Health System, describes his small team’s approach to data crunching like this: “Break-it-down, have a quick success, have another quick success, build some momentum, and then start pulling things together in a larger way.”

If the academic medical center itself, with more than 26,000 employees, might be likened to the Navy, Greenberg said, the five-person Fast Analytics squad is akin to a Seal Team: an agile, mission-driven group of skilled specialists.

Its mission (to mix metaphors) is to “find and destroy low-hanging fruit,” he said. “We are able to focus on very specific tasks for a specific amount of time, using specific tools and staff and skills.”

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