Author Archives: DaltonRuer

Visualizing Data Fluency

The real question that’s plagued the world has never been “Should I visualize the data?” it’s always been “How should I visualize the data?” Because it’s not that people don’t want to see things visually it’s a matter of how … Continue reading

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Visualizing Population Health from a Community Perspective

In my previous post I asked you to consider Population Health from a Global Perspective. I understand completely how hard that is to do.  The world can be a scarier enough place without having to imagine how we can improve … Continue reading

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Visualizing Population Health from a Global Perspective

The Problem(s) with Population Health I’ve got a nickel that says you are probably undertaking a Population Health Initiative. Everyone else in the world is so it’s safe to say you are as well. As the Qlik Healthcare team travels … Continue reading

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Visualizing Population Health

Wintality Several years ago I read the term Wintality via posts from Auburn softball players. I liked the term so much that I proceeded to write not 1, not 2 but 8 posts to my own softball related website. Each … Continue reading

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Visualizing Data at REST

My boy Sir Isaac Newton is famous for a few laws he wrote about motion. His first such law on the topic says: An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object … Continue reading

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The World “is” Flat

Oh sure those nerdy science types will give you explanations and “supposed” evidence that the world isn’t round. Blah-blah-blah. But let’s face it … we are humans and the way our brains work it’s simply easier to see things in … Continue reading

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Removing the clutter

Ask any Data Visualization expert and one of the best pieces of advice that they will give you is “remove the clutter” so that your “data can tell the story.” Would it be going to far if I suggested that … Continue reading

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What in the world were you thinking???

I can tell you that as the father of two daughters, the grandfather of 7 and a 20 year veteran coach/instructor for thousands of adolescent female athletes I’ve probably said “What in the world were you thinking” at least a … Continue reading

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Visualizing Data that does not exist … aka Readmissions Dashboard

Many who make requests seem to have a belief that Business Intelligence is magic. They loose their ability to listen to logic and reason and simply ask you to do the impossible. Many who make requests seem to have a belief … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered …

Have you ever wondered what events happen to patients after a particular surgery is performed? Well I did. Like I seriously can’t sleep when I start wondering about things like that. I start believing crazy things like we can change … Continue reading

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