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Visualizing Quality

An interesting way to visualize hospital quality performance, using an infographic produced by GE and Lisa Strausfeld at Pentagram.  Look up your favorite hospital...or the one for which you work.

(Thanks to Fast Company magazine for the heads-up.)

By the way, if you're interested in Strausfeld's work in "information-focused design" (and you should be if you're not) you may want to try that book over there to the left - "Envisioning Information" by Edward R. Tufte.

From an Amazon.com review:  "This book will be really helpful to any web page designer, UI designers, statisticians, cartographers, scientists, or anyone concerned with presenting dense information in a clear way."  Don't waste time or money on "PowerPoint For Morons."  Most PowerPoint presentations are already sufficiently moronic, don't you think?

Instead, spend an evening with Tufte's classic.  You'll think differently about turning information into knowledge, the starting point for compelling presentations and a critical skill for strategists developing their organization's balanced scorecards, marketers communicating scorecards to new audiences, or web teams visualizing how scorecards display on-line.

Contact me if you'd like to discuss scorecards for your marketing team's activities.  (healthcarestrategist@gmail.com)

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