Why write a book on healthcare analytics that focuses on quality and performance
improvement? Why not focus instead on how healthcare information
technology (HIT) and “big data” are revolutionizing healthcare, how
quality improvement (QI) methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma are
transforming poorly performing healthcare organizations (HCOs) into bestin-
class facilities, or how leadership and vision are the necessary driving
factors behind innovation and excellence within HCOs?