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Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell
Ryan O'Connell is director, knowledge, at Ursa Health. Throughout his career, his focus has been on eliminating confusion from complexity, for clients and students alike. From managing multimillion-dollar development and implementation projects to cleansing raw data, his analytics experience spans the full process from data collection to presentation. Ryan began his career as consultant with Deloitte responding to forensic analytics needs arising from major commercial litigation as well as federal investigations. He has since worked in healthcare analytics, building deep experience in quality improvement at Fresenius Medical Care, the nation's largest provider of kidney care services. Ryan holds a BA in management and human relations from Trevecca Nazarene University and an MA in conflict management from Lipscomb University, where he also spent several years as an adjunct professor. He currently serves on the board of Wild Heart Meditation Center and has taught insight meditation from Petite-Riviere-de-Nippes, Haiti, to his hometown of Nashville.

Recent Posts

July 7, 2022 . Ryan O'Connell

Welcoming the Ursa Studio Knowledge Base

Company, Product

Ursa Health launched the Ursa Studio Knowledge Base this past May to provide users with a 24/7, self-service option for learning about the features and content in our analytics development platform....
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March 2, 2021 . Ryan O'Connell

Making the most of run charts for healthcare performance improvement

Industry, Product

The run chart is a classic tool of quality improvement work. Depicted as a line graph, it provides insight into changes in a specific performance measure over time. The chart's x axis presents...
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November 10, 2020 . Ryan O'Connell

Mastering change: the Behavioral Change Stairway Model


The imperative to collaborate to achieve common goals has long defined human interactions. Initially, this imperative was rooted in survival, but working in partnership is no less important today...
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October 22, 2019 . Ryan O'Connell

Resources for healthcare improvement


Improvement science, like many quality-related disciplines, is rooted in the work of W. Edwards Deming, the 20th century management expert famous for his 14-point management philosophy and...
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