HIMSS' Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum: A Deep Dive at the Right Time

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November Event to Showcase Vital New Analytics Opportunities for Healthcare IT

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
The ability to acquire the right data...could decide whether an organization succeeds or fails.

HIMSS will dig deep into one of the most pressing issues for healthcare payers and providers at its Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, to be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on November 5-6, 2015. Featuring biomedical informatics expert Kenneth Mandl of Harvard Medical School and David W. Bates, CIO and SVP of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as keynote speakers, the solutions-driven event will educate healthcare decision makers from across the U.S. on critical measures they can take to translate data into cost-effective care.

“The pressure on healthcare organizations has never been greater,” said John Whelan, Executive Vice President of HIMSS Media. “Risk has gone up, reimbursement has gone down, and patients are exercising their power to choose from a wide range of competitive options. The ability to acquire the right data—and to translate it into intelligent business and clinical decisions—could decide whether an organization succeeds or fails.”

Luckily, with the shift toward electronic health records, as well as powerful improvements in analytics technology, healthcare organizations now have more opportunity than ever to use analytics to their competitive advantage. HIMSS’ Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum will help organizations bridge the gap by dissecting the latest analytics technologies and how to execute them effectively.

Healthcare and data experts from organizations such as Georgetown University, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Geisinger Health System and Texas Children’s Hospital will provide use cases, success stories and lessons learned to demonstrate analytics in action, with a focus on driving value and improving population health. Topics to be addressed at the forum include: leveraging predictive analytics to reduce readmissions, formulating a cost-effective data strategy, collecting the right data to inform smarter clinical decisions, and how to maximize the impact of analytics at the point of care.

For the full agenda, or to find registration and sponsorship information, click here.

If you cover the healthcare industry, the forum will give you access to visionaries shaping the future of healthcare analytics. Press and media passes are available to qualified individuals, but space is limited. Contact Peggy Diab to receive your pass and to set up interviews with speakers or HIMSS Media representatives.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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