Vital Statistics Consulting Vital Statistics Consulting

The mission of Vital Statistics Consulting LLC is to improve public health, healthcare quality, and patient safety. We generate real-world evidence from the evaluation of policy and programmatic interventions, healthcare services, and clinical processes to help market stakeholders—which include inpatient facilities, medical practices, healthcare organizations, governments, and insurers—make more informed business decisions.​

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We advance excellence

Healthcare quality, patient safety, and institutional cost-savings are the hallmarks of our solutions.  We identify intervention targets through meticulous systematic analysis of root causes.  We then develop, implement, and evaluate customized evidence-based quality improvement initiatives that are linked to patient outcomes, process efficiency, clinical-staff morale, and costs.

We develop leaders

Our distinctive research-education service, delivered in person or remotely, 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 DNP potential for hospitals that are on the Pathway to Excellence or Magnet Journey, 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.

We enhance culture

We are committed to establishing contemporary professional standards and managerial practices from the bedside to the C-suite.  Our Nurse Practice Environment solution guarantees an enduring culture whose patient-centered principles translate to fewer medical errors, reduced risk of adverse events, and substantial cost savings.

We know data

Our expertise cuts across multiple domains of Real World Evidence.  Our consultants are doctorally prepared data scientists with expertise in policy analysis, outcomes research, implementation science, and economic impact analysis.  Measurement is our métier.  We develop or enhance measures of quality, process, cost, and effectiveness to strengthen organizational and clinical decision-making, improve population health management, and target community health programs’ services.

We get you to the finish line

The dissertation or scholarly paper is the final hurdle in a years-long journey to doctoral qualification.  Our degree completion services assist PhD and DNP candidates with study design, analysis—quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods—interpretation, and professional presentation.

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Meet the Founders


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, quality improvement, and improve health outcomes. As the inaugural Research Coordinator of Hofstra University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, she designed the Master’s curriculum from the ground up, as well as the entire graduate research coursework. Dr. Steier has also consulted for several hospitals and departments of health to conduct program evaluations and health needs assessments.

Though originally from Brooklyn, NY, Jessica currently lives down in Jupiter, Florida with her husband and young son. 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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Co-Founder & President

Dr. William T. (Bill) Gallo is the Co-Founder and President of Vital Statistics Consulting. He is also a 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.

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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