Analytics Building Blocks

  • Christo El Morr
  • Hossam Ali-Hassan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics book series (BRIEFSHEALTHCARE)


This chapter provides an overview of the analytics landscape, including descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, which are explained in detail with clear examples. A data analytics model that enumerates the steps undertaken during analytics as well as an information management and computing strategy is described.


Descriptive analytics Diagnostic analytics Predictive analytics Prescriptive analytics Inferential statistics Null hypothesis Correlation Chi-square t-test One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christo El Morr
    • 1
  • Hossam Ali-Hassan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Health Policy and ManagementYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of International StudiesGlendon College, York UniversityTorontoCanada

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