Connecting The Dots

The Making of Meaningful Metrics

Connecting the Dots Series

In our current “age of big data”, there is no shortage of information being collected about the people served within our helping systems.  Despite the best efforts of people working within these systems, the promise of using this information to improve the lives of all the adults, children, and families being served can sometimes feel a bit like a distant, far-off dream for those doing the work.  I’m interested in hearing stories from people currently working to connect the dots in our helping systems; using their data to seamlessly move from the delivery of person-centered care based on individual aspirations to transformational system level outcomes.

I am pleased to announce the launch of the first series of our IPH Center Live events, “Connecting the Dots: The Making of Meaningful Metrics”. This live video podcast will be an in-depth, and broadly accessible, exploration of innovative approaches for translating assessment data into meaningful metrics across the helping professions.  Each month a different guest will share their insights on how to use data to better understand the transformational process through the use of aggregated data.  These interactive episodes will air the second Tuesday of each month and be archived with helpful resources on our IPH Center live website.  I hope you will join me on this journey to uncover how applied person-centered data is moving us closer to transformational systems that work for all people.

Mr. Lardner is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky providing training, technical assistance and data analysis for systems implementing Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM).   Mr. Lardner is the former director of CANS Implementation for the State of Maryland while working at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He was awarded a Praed Foundation Outcomes Champion Award in 2013 for his work in Maryland. Mr. Lardner worked directly with children and families in the child welfare system and the education system in Maryland and New York City.  He earned his MSW from the University of Maryland and his BA from Fairfield University.

Mark Lardner, LCSW-C
Mark Lardner, LCSW-C