d-Wise Expands Healthcare Practice with addition of Chief Medical Officer and Advanced Analytics Expert

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d-Wise, the leading life science and healthcare technology consulting and solution provider in helping clients harness data, today announced leadership advancements within its Healthcare Practice.

To meet the ever-evolving demands of the healthcare landscape, d-Wise has added new talent with vast experience in enterprise healthcare data strategy, warehousing and analytics to their team. Geoffrey Seidel, MD, joins d-Wise as their new Chief Medical Officer in the Healthcare Practice, and Frank Papa Ph.D. joins d-Wise as a Senior Consultant, specializing in Advanced Analytics.

“The market is looking for exceptional and experienced healthcare leaders to deliver transformational ideas centered on advanced analytics, and predictive modeling to facilitate decision-making, improve quality of healthcare, mitigate risk and increase profitability. There are many options when it comes to choosing technology platforms and management consulting firms, but it is rare to find firm who can formulate strategy, offer technology-agnostic execution and integrate a variety of systems.” said Joe Randazzo, VP of d-Wise Healthcare Practice. “We’re currently working on a number of exciting initiatives, like using analytics to indicate a patient likely to be having an undiagnosed CHF event while in the hospital, or optimizing the impact of care management initiatives for health plans,” Joe added.

With over 25 years’ experience in applying data and analytics to problems in healthcare, these new team members bring an advanced perspective to d-Wise’s capabilities. Delivering outstanding quality and service to patients is supported through efficient healthcare IT, rich data and advanced analytic models. Adopting a broader approach that incorporates a data strategy, proven analytics, workflow and the human factors that affect the reliability and usability of health IT is the cornerstone of the d-Wise healthcare practice.

Dr. Seidel has over 15 years of experience in clinical medicine as an Ob/Gyn. Geoff attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He was the first Ob/Gyn practice in Wake County, NC to fully integrate EMR, PMS, laboratory results, e-mail notification and patient access to their personal medical records through a patient portal. At d-Wise, Geoff will help medical professionals better understand how to use data and predictive analytics to improve outcomes and delivery of health services.

Dr. Papa holds a Ph.D., in Public Economics and Econometrics and a BS in Mathematics and Statistics as well as Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. Most recently, Frank worked as a healthcare statistics researcher at Vanderbilt University and has both industry and academic experience in clinical analytics. In his role as Senior Consultant-Advanced Analytics, Frank will support the vision, solution development and solution delivery that are vital to execution of d-Wise’s Healthcare Practice.

About d-Wise
d-Wise (http://www.d-wise.com) is a technology leader with the expertise to empower world-class life science and healthcare organizations to resolve their business optimization challenges, helping them rapidly harness and leverage data, systems and processes to gain competitive advantage.
With offices in the US and UK, d-Wise offers product, service and consulting solutions that help clients clearly understand technology options, interconnect manual, disparate and point systems and leverage the value of data through advanced analytics.

d-Wise has over a decade of experience tailoring data integration, data warehousing and standards solutions to meet individual client needs. That experience is rooted in extensive domain knowledge of SAS® software, clinical drug development and clinical data standards like CDISC. As a trusted CDISC® Registered Solutions Provider d-Wise also brings a unique blend of experience that includes direct participation within life sciences companies in technology implementation and integration, process optimization and multi-phased development processes found in clinical research and the related data continuum from capture through submission.
Within the healthcare and insurance markets, d-Wise works with organizations to help them understand and develop an analytic vision, and integrate and streamline data operations for rapid deployment of advanced analytics that improve operations, lower costs, and facilitate decision making. The company's broad range of experience includes data optimization for actuarial, quality, medical-management, and operational data marts and data warehouses, as well as support for fraud detection using data-driven and repeatable processes.

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