Vital Statistics Consulting Vital Statistics Consulting

The mission of Vital Statistics Consulting LLC is to improve population health, healthcare quality, and patient safety. We generate real-world evidence from the evaluation of healthcare products, services, and policy and programmatic interventions to help market stakeholders—which include manufacturers, inpatient facilities, medical practices, healthcare organizations, governments, and insurers—make more informed strategic decisions.​ Our consultants comprise an interdisciplinary team of academicians and healthcare-industry subject-matter experts in economics, clinical medicine, public health, data science, and medical communication.

Vital Statistics Consulting is a certified Woman Owned Small Business.

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We evaluate policies & programs

Extensive knowledge of the US healthcare system strengthens our policy and program evaluations, which assess actual or proposed modifications to Federal, State, and municipal healthcare policies and programmatic initiatives. We design and execute evaluations of innovative delivery and payment models, applying advanced data analytics to support evidence-based quality improvement efforts.

Some Examples of Our Work in This Area
  • Investigation of the effects of graphic cigarette warning labels on youth and adult smoking behavior in southeast Asia, City University of New York (CASE STUDY)
  • Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Program, Ohio Department of Medicaid (subcontract through IPRO)
  • Evaluation of Behavioral Healthcare Coordination, Ohio Department of Medicaid (subcontract through IPRO)
  • Care Management Evaluation, Ohio Department of Medicaid (subcontract through IPRO)
  • Evaluating the impact of medical scribes on emergency department throughput metrics, New England-based Hospital
  • The impact of telemetry rounding by nurse practitioners in telemetry overutilization, Northwell Hospital
  • The impact of quality improvement organizations symptoms on acute myocardial infarction care: Views of hospital quality management directors, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Yale University
  • For-profit ownership and hospice care: Results from the national home and hospice care survey, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Who’s Afraid of the big bad tax? Cigarette tax avoidance in New York City, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Nondaily smokers’ responses to tobacco control policies in New York City: A qualitative study, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Evaluating a decision support system utilizing a wound care protocol for patients with diabetes, Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Wound Care and Regenerative Medicine
  • A qualitative investigation of the effects of anti-tobacco mass media campaigns on smokers, Northwell Center for Tobacco Control
  • Qualitative research investigating the benefits of support groups in smoking cessation, Northwell Center for Tobacco Control Northwell Center for Tobacco Control

We advance quality

Healthcare quality, patient safety, and institutional cost-savings are the hallmarks of our solutions. We identify intervention targets at their root causes, and customize quality improvement initiatives that improve patient outcomes, process efficiency and clinical-staff morale, and reduce costs. Our evidence-based nurse-culture intervention promotes patient-centered principles that translate to fewer medical errors, reduced risk of adverse events, and substantial cost savings.

Some Examples of Our Work in This Area
  • Drivers of process outcomes and throughput metrics in the emergency department, New England-based Hospital (CASE STUDY)
  • Improving patient safety with optimal management of physiologic alarms monitoring in the intensive care unit, Chicago, IL
  • A restorative model for older persons receiving an acute episode of home care, Private Home Health Agency
  • Identifying Causes for Readmission of Long-Term Care Patients, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Utilization of clinical decision support in the adherence of diabetic foot ulcer protocols, Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Wound Care and Regenerative Medicine
  • Management of chronic constipation in people living with multiple chronic conditions (PLWMCC), State Institution for Intellectual Disabilities, Texas
  • Impact of a resilience-enhancing program on teenagers from Beslan, Yale University/Psychiatric Hospital of Zurich
  • Evaluating odds of abnormal vital signs and laboratory values as predictors of mortality in ICU patients transferred from medical floors, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Perceptions of nurse stereotypes in undergraduate non-nursing students, City University of New York
  • Development and implementation of palliative care referral criteria in the ICU, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Asthma action plan: An effective tool in disease self-management? Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Assessment of the clinical utility of preoperative clearance in predicting outcomes after acute or emergent surgery, Southside Hospital, Northwell Trauma Network
  • Use of fluorescein to identify foreign objects in soft tissue injuries, North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Admission albumin levels as a prognostic factor for mortality in trauma patients, Southside Hospital, Northwell Trauma Network
  • Designing and implementing a nurse led educational program to reduce avoidable readmission among heart failure patients, Elmont Medical Center

We know data

Our expertise cuts across multiple domains of measurement-generation and data analysis. We develop measures and assess outcomes associated with access/burden, quality, process, cost, and effectiveness to strengthen organizational and clinical decision-making, improve population health management, and target community-health programs’ offerings.

Some Examples of Our Work in This Area
  • Environmental factors associated with primary access use among urban older adults, Visiting Nurse Services of New York (CASE STUDY)
  • Economic Analysis of Medical Nutrition Insurance, Private Industry Client
  • Practice Survey Analysis, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Assessment of diabetic patients’ knowledge of glycated hemoglobin (hba1c), Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Rx-ercise: Prescribing physical activity in chronic illness management, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • A lifestyle intervention to reduce type 2 diabetes incidence among middle-aged African Americans at high risk, Nassau County, NY
  • Motivation and intention for lifestyle modifications in adults with cardiac risk factors, Private Industry Client
  • The effect of retirement on alcohol consumption, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Awareness & perception of e-cigarettes among former smokers, Northwell Center for Tobacco Control Northwell Center for Tobacco Control
  • Social factors that contribute to health disparities in a suburban community: A health needs assessment, Nassau County Dept. of Health
  • Impact of a resilience-enhancing program on teenagers from Beslan, Yale University/Psychiatric Hospital of Zurich
  • The pattern of psychopathology associated with malingering tendencies at basic psychiatric screening, The Swiss Armed Forces
  • Risk factors at the low end of the psychosis continuum: Much the same as at the upper end? Psychiatric Hospital of Zurich
  • The role of perceived safety, social cohesion, and walkability in nutritional insecurity in older adults, New York City Department for the Aging
  • Neighborhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults, New York City Department for the Aging
  • Relationship between falls and complementary and alternative medicine use among community-dwelling older adults, New York City Department for the Aging
  • Use of preventive care by older adults in New York City: Income-related disparities in dental and vision care, New York City Department for the Aging, City University of New York
  • Characteristics of mechanism of injury during a micro epidemic of trauma, Southside Hospital, Northwell Trauma Network
  • Changes in older persons’ valuations of health states over time, National Institutes of Health, Yale University, New Haven VA Hospital
  • Impact of first occupation on health at older ages, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Work expectations, realizations and their effect on depressive symptoms, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Job loss: Eat, drink, and try to be merry? National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Sin taxes: Do heterogeneous responses undercut their value? National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • The impact of early occupational choice on health behaviors, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Effect of job loss on wealth accumulation of older workers, US Dept. of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office

We translate science & communicate value

Our services—which include rigorous third-party research validation, medical/scientific writing, and value communication—enhance market-access, reimbursement, and regulatory outcomes by effectively transferring economic and clinical value to key stakeholders.

Some Examples of Our Work in This Area
  • Research translation and value communication of cost comparative analysis: Adjuvant Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma. Development of Health Care Economic Information (HCEI) Tool, Private Industry Client (CASE STUDY)
  • Development of abbreviated global value dossier for market access strategists, Regional Anesthesia, Private Industry Client
  • Development of abbreviated global value dossier for market access strategists, Safety catheters, private industry client
  • A Proof of Concept Proposal for Medical Tourism in Jamaica, Private Industry Client
  • Changes in numerical pupillometer exams as a predictor of need for decompressive hemicraniectomies, Private Industry Client
  • Clinical Staff SBAR use in acute inpatient psychiatry to foster interdisciplinary communication, Bellevue Hospital
  • Predictors of needle stick Injuries among nurses administering insulin in the inpatient setting, Private Industry Client
  • Factors linked to weight status in Salvadoran infants, New York
  • Internal control and sense of mastery as buffers against the cognitive impact of financial hardship, University of Washington

We develop leaders

Our distinctive research-education service cultivates critical knowledge and skill in the next generation of healthcare executives and clinical leaders. We offer a Clinician-Scholar Career Development program, which optimizes scientific potential for hospitals that seek designations of excellence, and a degree-completion service for DNP candidates. We furnish one-on-one and small-group training in research design & methods, healthcare analytics, and scientific writing.

Some Examples of Our Work in This Area
  • Evaluating a nurse-led quality-improvement (QI) intervention, Community Hospital in a Southeastern US State (CASE STUDY)
  • Leadership safety rounding to improve organizational safety culture, Community Hospital, Pennsylvania
  • Nursing knowledge & attitudes of patient advance directives: An educational intervention, Independent Academic Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Identifying the aspects of care and clinician traits that are of highest value to patients, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Reducing compassion fatigue in medical residents via engagement in a bereavement program, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
  • High-fidelity simulation to increase confidence in Code Blue behavior, University Health System

Meet the Founders

JESSICA B. STEIER, DRPH, PMP

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Jessica Steier is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vital Statistics Consulting. Prior to joining VSC, she served as a Senior Health Policy Consultant at The Lewin Group, working primarily on large state and federal grants. She worked previously in the field of clinical academia, partnering with clinicians and healthcare delivery organizations to develop research projects, conduct analyses, and interpret findings to inform evidence-based change and quality improvement. As the inaugural Research Coordinator of Hofstra University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, she designed the Master’s curriculum from the ground up. She has also consulted for several hospitals and departments of health to conduct program evaluations and health needs assessments. Dr. Steier holds a Certificate in Patient Safety from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), as well as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Though originally from Brooklyn, NY, Jessica currently lives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband and two young children. She is an avid animal lover and supporter of local rescue organizations and has adopted a dog and three cats of her own.

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WILLIAM GALLO, PHD, MBA

Co-Founder & President

Dr. William T. (Bill) Gallo is the Co-Founder and President of Vital Statistics Consulting. He was Professor of Nursing and Public Health at the City University of New York (CUNY), and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He was previously a Research Scientist at the Yale University School of Medicine. The recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, he has published more than 50 scientific articles in top-tier journals in public health, general & geriatric medicine, economics, sociology, social work, and gerontology. He has provided statistical support to doctoral students nationwide. Dr. Gallo is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

A fine-art painter, avid pianist, and beekeeper, Bill lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife, two teenage daughters, and a niece.

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NAICS Codes

  • 541611 – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (Primary)
  • 541720 – Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541990 – All Other Professional Scientific and Technical Services

D-U-N-S Number: 081073887
CAGE Code: 82MM8

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