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 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.
We communicate value
Our data-analytics team generates real-world evidence that communicates the value of healthcare products and services to market stakeholders, which include medical device and pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, payers, policy-makers, and regulatory agencies. Our doctorally prepared consultants are experienced in analysis of observational, clinical trial, and health economics/outcomes research (HEOR) data. We evaluate market potential (burden of illness/unmet need), efficacy (clinical trial), superiority (comparative effectiveness), and cost consequences (cost-effectiveness, cost-utility). We provide third-party validation of manufacturers’ findings to insurers and regulators.
We translate research
The complexity of quantitative science in healthcare can be an obstacle to effective strategic decision-making. We simplify evidence, translating findings of clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and cost analyses to promote our clients’ market access, reimbursement, and marketing goals. Our abbreviated GVDs target manufacturers’ value messaging to healthcare decision-makers from C-suite executives to individual clinicians.
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.
We know data
Measurement is our métier. Our expertise cuts across multiple domains of measurement-generation. We develop or enhance measures of burden, quality, process, cost, and effectiveness to strengthen organizational and clinical decision-making, improve population health management, and target community health programs’ services.
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 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.
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.
WILLIAM GALLO, PHD, MBA
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. 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.