Russ Staheli

Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst

Russ Staheli loves data.  A questioner at heart, he is constantly trying to create the most informed decisions from far too much data, much to the chagrin of his wife and 5 kids.  In a stroke of luck, 14 years ago he stumbled into an internship with quality improvement guru Brent James at Intermountain Healthcare where he found an endless stream of data informed decisions needing to be made.  His mind would never be bored again and his marriage was saved.  He joined Health Catalyst 6 years ago after gaining a deep understanding of the business of healthcare at Intermountain Healthcare and the Duke University Health System. Along this journey he received a degree in Health Services Research and a masters in Health Policy and Administration from UNC Chapel Hill.  Russ currently leads Health Catalyst’s Analytic Services Organization.

Speaker Sessions

36 – Data, Insights, Action! Little-Known Principles and Skills for Making Analytics Actionable (analyst, operations)

What critical factor guarantees your analytics will lead to actual improvements and an increased ROI? Actionability! Russ has made actionability a key indicator of success for his team of analytic professionals embedded in 40 different healthcare systems across the country. If their insights are not actionable, if they don’t achieve sustained improvements, they have failed. In this session, Russ dives into hands-on techniques for raising insight quantity, quality, clarity, and above all, actionability. Participants will learn:

  • How to overcome the recurring barriers to “mission accomplished.”
  • How to avoid team time wasters by delineating between interesting and actionable.
  • How to make analytics actively drive value and raise ROI.

This session is tailored for heavy analytics consumers and leaders of analytics teams. All participants will leave the session with a set of skills and guiding principles to elevate their analytic focus from just achieving “great analytics” to truly driving value.

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