When most people think about the challenges of implementing healthcare analytics, they wrongly expect it to be the data, talent or technology. Executives that have been successful implementing healthcare analytics know the top challenge is leadership. In a study performed recently, leadership was identified as the top challenge by participants. In fact, it wasn’t even close. Leadership was identified as a challenge by 29% of the respondents versus 18% for data and 14% for talent. Statistically, this is a huge difference.