“Kathy Rowell is working on the forefront of data analytics. As I have applied data visualization in broad strokes to enhance business intelligence, Kathy is now applying its great potential with a surgeon's precision to healthcare. From the application of data visualization to specific domains such as healthcare by experts like Kathy will emerge some of the most useful developments in data analytics — certainly some of the most life changing. I recommend her services with confidence and gratitude.”

Stephen Few

Leading Data Visualization Expert & Founder

Perceptual Edge

“If you're not motivated & energized after Kathy's presentations - check your pulse - you may be dead.”

Peter Doris MD, MSc, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S

BC Patient Safety & Quality Network
Vancouver, BC

“I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kathy during a two day seminar that she delivered to our data and performance measurement group. Kathy took difficult subjects and explained them in a way that was not only easy to understand, but also did not oversimplify complex concepts. Kathy was highly professional, well prepared and easy to approach. She had excellent materials and related many of her examples to our actual reports that we work with every day. Using our own data allowed us to truly visualize important ways to change our displays and how we view dashboards, charts and graphs. Kathy was generous with her time, including advising several of us on a one on one basis with our own individual challenges and reports. If you have the opportunity to work with Kathy to improve how you handle health care data you must 'seize the day' and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from her vast knowledge and experience. I would not hesitate to endorse Kathy's services to any healthcare organization that is looking to improve how they manage and report health care statistics.”

Marisa Valdes, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Manager, Performance Measurement & Reporting

BAYLOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM | Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement

“I've worked with Kathy for many years on many different projects. She's knowledgeable and efficient and she ‘gets it’ in relating to clinicians and administrators about what they need to improve care and manage scarce resources! A pleasure to work with and a great colleague and collaborator!”

Jennifer Daley, M.D.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

UMass Memorial Medical Center

“I have worked closely with Kathy Rowell for the past 10 years, and I can say unequivocally that she is one of the most conscientious and capable people that I have had the pleasure of working with. Brains, a ‘can do’ attitude and an engaging personality are certainly a winning combination, and Kathy has them all. She understands healthcare data from start to finish and has been a great resource to me and my team as we have built the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative. ”

Darrell “Skip” A. Campbell, Jr., M.D.

Chief Medical Officer & Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery

University of Michigan Health Systems

“Kathy, thank you so much for the recent presentation that you made at the meeting of the AAMC's Compliance Officers Forum. Had you stayed for the remainder of the meeting you would have noticed that every time a speaker put up a slide that displayed data, there was a buzz in the audience as each person critiqued the data presentation! Your time with us made a wonderful difference for everyone and provided a memorable start to our meeting.”

Ivy Baer

Satisfied Customer & KSRowell & Associates Fan

“I just wanted to let you know that your latest newsletter about slowing down to think and discuss what questions need to be answered with our healthcare data was especially good. Thanks for the insights and tips!”

Ann Cutrell, RPh

Brandeis MS Informatics Candidate

“I continue to enjoy receiving your newsletters. They are so inviting and personal, yet professional. You have a great style and ease of communicating. Making complex data accessible is just so cool!”

Robin C. Eichert


PeopleSense Consulting LLC

“Kathy Rowell is an insightful instructor and data analytics coach. Her workshops on Visualizing Healthcare Data provided valuable tools and problem-solving techniques clearly rooted in her extensive experience with health care data. The synergy in the room was valuable as well. Additionally, combining the strengths of analysts and data managers from industries that support healthcare, and hospital-based services, created lively team exercises in the workshops. I highly recommend Kathy as an instructor, consultant and coach.”

Donna Antonelli, BS, CPHQ

Surgical Quality Data Manager

Mass General Hospital

“Nice job! I just wanted you to know how much I truly enjoyed today's Workshop — Thank You!”

Peter Logue


Twin Peaks Group

“An excellent day, very hands on, very valuable and a lot to take away. I learned many new things and your expertise is clear. Thank you!!”

Judy Cote

Director Perioperative Services

U Mass Memorial Health Center

“Kathy is always on the cutting edge of healthcare initiatives and she infuses her work and environment with excitement and knowledge. I always learn and grow when I collaborate with her. She is someone that you can depend on to get things done and enjoy a laugh or two while doing it!”

Lynn Devaney, BSN

Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery

Mass General Hospital

“Kathy is creative and passionate about the work she delivers. She thinks outside of the box, stays on the cutting edge and challenges the ‘typical’ solution. For Kathy, it's more than designing a report or dashboard, it's taking the time to understand who needs the data and figuring out how to reach that audience in the most effective and efficient way. It's this attention to detail along with true passion and a collaborative spirit that propels Kathy's work toward excellence and continued success.”

Marchelle Djordjevic

Senior Project Manager

Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)
Research Affiliate of the American Hospital Association

“Kathy is a creative thinker who is extremely knowledgeable about the art of collecting reliable data and she has a unique ability to clearly display data so that the message is obvious. Whenever I work with her she gives me her full attention and help—she always makes me feel like I am her number-one priority.”

Christine Vogeli, PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Harvard Medical School