Cutting Through the Hype, part 1 of 5 – Analytics Beyond the EHR

In my introductory blog, I spoke of the importance of getting the foundational aspects of data correct before moving into more technologically advanced areas.  Getting our “data house in order” is the first step to avoiding a lot of rework, which reminds me of a cautionary cartoon a co-worker had pinned in his cube when I first started as a software developer; “Don’t worry about the mule going blind, just load the cart.”