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Kathy Rowell Blog

Welcome to my newsletter and blog, Health and Healthcare Data Unleashed, a guide to understanding, presenting and using health and healthcare data, information and evidence. I’ve been writing and posting here since 2010 on a range of topics and resources I’ve encountered in my own data analysis and data visualization journey. You will notice a gap beginning in 2020 as I took time away to work on my book, Visualizing Health and Healthcare Data – I hope you’ll check it out!

Ghost Map

A few weeks ago, I delivered the keynote address at the First Annual Information and Quality Services Center (IQSC) Educational Event, put on by the

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Fabulously Terrible

Years ago when I first worked at Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, I had a really great boss, Dr. Dan Rosenthal. Like many smart

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Mental Models

Whenever I teach my “data visualization best practices” courses, I always include an introductory overview about mental models – an explanation of a person’s thought

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Twitter Me This

Time for a confession: I’ve been a Twitter skeptic from day one. Even though I understand how it works (140-character electronic updates – “Tweets” –

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David Bowie vs. Alan Gilbert

I recently watched Charlie Rose interview New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert (pictured at right). During the interview, Gilbert described how he slowly and in

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PeopleSense Consulting LLC

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Ann Cutrell, RPh
Brandeis MS Informatics Candidate


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