Go Beyond the Data


Go Beyond the Data

August 30, 2018  |  Best Practice

1. Incorporate stories & data into your decision-making

Although data shows concrete, consistent evidence of trends, anecdotal evidence often provides insights that data is unable to elicit.


2. Make sure the data aligns with the stories

Stories highlight the human experience while data captures a part of that experience. Reexamine the solution, issue, or task when data does not match the story.


3. Use stories to remember the individual

Create meaning for your work by thinking about the individual lives you are improving.


To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event.


Grant Hom

Fellow at CHI


Jay Sharma

Analyst at CHI




Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.