MACHINE LEARNING & AI FOR HEALTHCARE: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA, June 13-14, 2019
Stephen Blackwelder is chief analytics officer at Duke University Health System where he co-leads Duke Health’s Analytics Center of Excellence. The center is the shared services information and analytics hub for the health operations and clinical data Duke relies upon daily in its care delivery, health data science, research and education missions. As the executive responsible for data warehousing, business intelligence, clinical information delivery and healthcare-related financial reporting, he leads teams supporting a flexible and responsive data infrastructure ranging from traditional BI to data science use cases. The Analytics Center of Excellence uses an innovative agile service delivery model to simultaneously advance project and infrastructure work in close collaboration with stakeholders and with the support of an extensive and engaged governance structure. Stephen previously designed and deployed one of the industry’s first secure cloud-based data warehouses to be comprised from the patient’s “neighborhood care community” alongside claims and clinical information, lab results and pharmacy scripts.
Early speakers addressed creating a team, developing a strategy and choosing impactful projects. In this session on developing analytics maturity, Stephen Blackwelder, chief analytics officer at Duke University Health System, draws on his deep experience and expertise to discuss the challenges around maintaining and evolving a strong analytics program.
Stephen will also discuss how Duke’s Analytics Center for Excellence supports clinical, operational and strategic analytics efforts. Additionally, he’ll share his perspective on the final frontier of analytics maturity: How do we transition to the new world of machine learning and AI where a computer does more of the thinking for us?
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.