MACHINE LEARNING & AI FOR HEALTHCARE: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA, June 13-14, 2019
Tej Anand is an award winning business-technology strategist, advisor, innovator, educator and practitioner with a passion for conceiving and successfully implementing transformative data-driven strategic initiatives.
As an electrical engineer and computer scientist who specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) research in the late 1980s, he pioneered commercial data mining, now known as data science. After spending three decades teaching computers how to learn and creating meaning from data for business professionals, Tej embarked on a doctorate program in adult learning and organizational leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University that he completed in 2014. His passion is helping businesses find their edge at the intersection of business, data and technology with a central focus on people.
Tej spent the first 10 years of his career working for technology companies – NCR/Teradata, A. C. Nielsen and Philips Research Laboratories – where his work led to several patents and profitable revenue producing products.
After spending five years honing his skills as a technology executive and management consultant, Tej moved over to healthcare where for the past 15 years, as a senior business-technology executive at Medco and CareCentrix he implemented data-driven technology-enabled business models and processes to lower healthcare costs and improve clinical outcomes. His work led to several patents.
In June 2018, Tej redirected his focus to education. He currently has faculty appointments at Columbia University, Mercy College and the University of Texas in Austin. He teaches graduate courses in leadership, disruptive change, digital technologies, AI, machine learning, cybersecurity and blockchain. He is advising early stage start-ups on using Blockchain and AI to disrupt healthcare.
Unleashing the power of AI to enhance care delivery, improve efficiency, and enhance revenue is steadily gaining ground in healthcare. However, understanding the benefits of blockchain in healthcare is still in its early stages, and it remains an enigmatic tool for many.
In this talk, a leading technology expert and thought-leader will cut through the hype, focusing instead on blockchain's core building blocks with examples that show both its strong and weak points. He will then bring AI and blockchain together, highlighting their complimentary benefits to personalize care and align incentives within the healthcare ecosystem.