Boston, MA
Westin Copley Place
June 13-14, 2019

James Gaston

Senior Director of Maturity Models
HIMSS Analytics

James E. Gaston has over 25 years of healthcare information technology experience with both hospital provider and large payor organizations. Currently Mr. Gaston serves as the senior director of maturity models for HIMSS Analytics. In this role Mr. Gaston facilitates maturity model development and awareness, and serves as an expert resource with regard to healthcare analytics as well as continuity of care. Mr. Gaston is responsible for the international Continuity of Care Maturity Model and the HIMSS Analytics maturity model and associated certification program. 

June 13, 2019
11:20am - 11:25am
America Ballroom

Stages 4-6 of the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity moves beyond the basics and requires that organizations execute sophisticated data-driven approaches to enhancing care, including population health, clinical risk intervention, and predictive analytics.

Sandwiched between sessions on building an analytics team and developing a strategy, HIMSS Analytics Senior Director James Gaston gives a high-level overview of the heart of the maturity model.

  • Stage 4 - Measuring and managing evidence based care, care visibility, and waste reduction.
  • State 5 - Enhancing care quality, population health, understanding the economics of care.
  • Stage 6 - Clinical risk intervention & predictive analytics.
June 13, 2019
11:45am - 11:50am
America Ballroom

Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity represents the pinnacle of applying analytics to support patient specific prescriptive care. Fittingly, HIMSS Analytics Senior Director James Gaston gives a quick overview of Stage 7 before introducing a presentation by Stephen Blackwelder, chief analytics officer for Duke University Health System, one of only two healthcare organizations to achieve this level of maturity.

June 13, 2019
12:10pm - 12:30pm
America Ballroom

Over the past hour, three leading healthcare organizations have discussed key stops on the road to analytics maturity: creating a team, developing a strategy, and evolving and maintaining your program. In this session, James Gaston, senior director of maturity models for HIMSS Analytics, shares key takeaways from these earlier discussions and moderates a Q&A with the speakers and audience. This is a great chance for attendees to engage with experienced healthcare analytic experts and to dig deeper into issues important to their organizations.

June 13, 2019
10:50am - 11:00am
America Ballroom

HIMSS Analytics Senior Director James Gaston has helped dozens of healthcare organizations improve their analytics maturity, and in this session and the six to follow, he’ll take attendees on a journey to analytics maturity.

As the foundation, James will use the international eight-stage (0-7) HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). But throughout this before-lunch workshop segment, attendees will hear first-hand how leading healthcare providers implemented and scaled their analytics capabilities to improve clinical decision support, operations, and financial performance.

The goal for this segment is to give attendees the insights and knowledge to do the same - no matter what their level of maturity.

Let’s get started!

  • State 0 – Fragmented point solutions.
  • Stage 1 – Foundation Building: Data aggregation and initial data governance.
  • Stage 2 – Core Data Warehouse Workout: Centralized database with an analytics competency center.
  • Stage 3 – Efficient, consistent internal and external report production an agility.

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