Data Science Transforms Health Care Tues. Feb. 12 @6pm

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In-person at the University of Colorado Denver - Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Large auditorium (170 person capacity) with 20' screen. Free and open to all.

Location: CU Denver - North Classroom #1539 - 1200 Larimer Street
Denver, CO[masked] - Map: http://bit.ly/Tyznzg

Agenda:


6:00 - 6:15 Schmooze - Old Chicago Pizza will be served.

6:15 - 8:30 Data Science Transforms Health Care by P. Gordon and M. Lassaux

8:00 - 8:30 Q & A

8:30 - 9:30 Network at Old Chicago at 14th and Market.

See: http://www.oldchicago.com/denver-market-street

Data Science Transforms Health Care - Abstract

This event explores how data science will help us re-structure the business of health care more effectively around outcomes and how it will transform the practice of medicine by personalizing for each specific patient.

Just as Google transformed advertising with new uses of data and analysis, health care is ripe for a similar transformation as new tools, techniques, and data sources are available. Data science has the potential to help us make better policy and resource decisions at lower cost and make improved medical decisions based on a patient's specific biology.

Speakers

Patrick Gordon currently serves as associate vice president of community integration for Rocky Mountain Health Plans. In addition to his role as executive director of the Colorado Beacon Consortium, he is also leading the implementation of the Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative project in western and northern Colorado. Within RMHP, Patrick is accountable for an array of payment reform, health data exchange and behavioral health services integration initiatives, and provides oversight of the Medicaid, Dual Eligible and CHP+ programs supported by the health plan, including the CMS Innovation Center’s Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. He has led and implemented several strategic projects for RMHP and stakeholders in Colorado, including: the design and implementation of an aligned payment arrangement with the State of Colorado and participating physicians to achieve Triple Aim objectives; the implementation of a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug program and targeted coverage arrangements for dual eligible beneficiaries. Prior to joining RMHP, Patrick held various positions within the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing related to Medicaid, CHIP and Nursing Facilities policy development and program management.

Mr. Gordon received his Master of Public Administration in Health Policy & Economics from the University of Colorado, and has certification from America’s Health Insurance Plans Executive Leadership program (CHIE).

Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) is an independent, not-for-profit health insurance provider that has served the health care needs of Coloradans for more than 35 years.

Marc Lassaux is the Chief Technology Officer for Quality Health Network (QHN) based in Grand Junction Colorado and has been the technical director for The Colorado Beacon Consortium. He has served as a co-chair for the Beacon Community of Practice for Health Information Technology (HIT) and Meaningful Use under the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for HIT. Marc has more than 12 years of consulting and management experience with relational database systems and applications. In 2006, Marc joined QHN a not-for-profit community partnership and a member of The Colorado Beacon Consortium.

QHN supports HIT adoption, health information exchange (HIE) and the innovative use of information for improved health care outcomes. At QHN, Marc is squarely focused on technology and facilitating the availability of electronic information to optimize the health of patients and to improve the economic efficiencies of patient care. Mr. Lassaux has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer management science and information systems from the Metropolitan State College of Denver and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT).

Quality Health Network (QHN) provides for the secure exchange of electronic health information making your information available to authorized caregivers - when it’s needed, where it’s needed - so they have a complete picture of your health and can provide you the best possible care.

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  • Michael W.

    Great article on price gouging by hospitals: http://healthland.time.com/2013...­

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you. I've moved to San Francisco so I'll be absent at events from now on but will do my best to stay in touch with members.

    February 11, 2013

    • Leonard K.

      Craig, let me know where you've landed when you have a chance.

      February 14, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Data Scientist Professional Obligations

    Data scientists will play an important role in health care in the future. One role and professional obligation of the data scientist is to disclose flaws in models and data quality. As data size increases, more statistically significant relationships are found - yet the opportunity for spurious correlations and causality error increases. Big data means more noise and greater difficulty finding the small signal/needle in a very large haystack. Easy to be fooled by randomness and create the illusion of insightful relationships.

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • Leonard K.

      There's a tweet chat on this topic tomorrow, which will include a discussion of Taleb's criticism of spurious correlations in big data. My take: there's always been the possibility of spurious correlations, this time is no different, we'll continue to have to hone our defenses to find the true signal.

      February 14, 2013

    • Leonard K.

      Here's the link to the chat: http://www.hl7standar...­

      February 14, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Healthcare DW/BI/Data Analytics Start-up Idea

    See: http://www.meetup.com/Data-Scie...­]


    Problem

    Healthcare institutions are becoming more dependent upon data to address clinical, operational and research needs as well as growing regulatory requirements, but many do not have the database infrastructure or the quality reporting applications in place to effectively access and interpret high-value data when and how they need it.

    Solution

    Design and build data warehouses, data analytical platforms and reporting systems that can integrate the complex clinical concepts of evidence-based medicine to transform healthcare data into meaningful, actionable views. Offer the data warehouse / analytical platform services in combination with data science consultancy services to aid health care organizations in moving to new care delivery models. Manage health data.

    February 13, 2013

  • Leonard K.

    Sorry I missed it (due to health care, go figure).

    My latest on how data sharing (and analytics) is opening up a new era of networked health science: http://www.hl7standards.com/blo...­

    February 14, 2013

  • Michael M.

    "Can computers save health care? IU research shows lower costs, better outcomes"
    http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/pag...­

    February 14, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Watch recording here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/d...­

    In a few days we will edit video and upload to Youtube on a new Youtube Data Science Group Channel.

    February 13, 2013

  • Nancy A

    So sorry to have missed the meetup. Any chance there was a recorded webcast to share?

    February 13, 2013

  • Bill S.

    Great talk about the complexity of the problem and one possible solution. I also found the discussion of data purity and collection issues enlightening.

    February 12, 2013

  • Sue M.

    I appreciate the live streaming of this event. It worked out perfectly for me since I could not attend in person. Thanks!

    February 12, 2013

  • Sandra B.

    I think I have the flu? : (

    February 12, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Live Webcast Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/d...­

    Start: 6:15pm MST

    Ask questions using the "Social Stream" chat window on the right half of the screen. There is no direct audio from the virtual audience members.

    NOTE: This is an alpha test of live-streaming over the Internet. It's something we've never done before, and we encourage constructive criticism and comments about audio/video quality during and after the presentation. We may try to make adjustments on the spot in response to comments, but we ask for your patience and there may be limitations inherent in the equipment. In the future we shall upgrade video, audio and lighting equipment.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kenneth Alan M.

    Would you please forward the link? Thanks!

    February 12, 2013

  • Mark L.

    I can only attend remotely. Where is the link to do so?

    February 12, 2013

  • miao

    live webcast

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you broadcasting online. Where is the live webcast link, please?

    February 12, 2013

  • Nancy A

    Sorry - I am unable to come.

    February 11, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Thanks again for scheduling on a Tuesday

    February 11, 2013

  • Nancy A

    Looking forward to the presentation.

    February 8, 2013

  • John R.

    Great stuff - can't wait.

    February 7, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Going to try and make it

    February 7, 2013

  • Sandra B.

    Fascinating!

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HIPAA Compliance
    Splunk: Big-data for Healthcare

    February 3, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Thanks again for scheduling on a Tuesday

    January 31, 2013

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