Predictive Analytics 101

Due to recent changes in Healthcare revolving around issues such as Readmissions and Patient Satisfaction - hospitals around the United States are now more motivated than ever to provide high quality care in the most cost-effective way possible.  Being able to analyze yesterday's data is no longer enough.  Now, the most cutting-edge Healthcare organizations are beginning to realize that they will need to utilize predictive technologies to stay afloat in today's "lean" climate.  This seminar will provide an introduction to Predictive Analytics theory and its benefit to the hospital setting.

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Arrivals and Networking
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Seminar
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Networking and Prize Drawing

Target Audience:
The seminar will provide material suitable for those with technical, semi-technical and non-technical backgrounds.  Doctors, Nurses, IT Staff, Executives and Operational employees will all benefit from the session.

Ray DiGiacomo, Jr. is the President of Lion Data Systems, LLC - a Healthcare Predictive Analytics consulting firm located in San Juan Capistrano, California.  Ray is also a Master R Trainer and a Board Member at The Data Warehousing Institute.

Prize Drawing:
The winner of the prize drawing will receive 3 hours of Healthcare Predictive Analytics consulting from Lion Data Systems (a $600 value).  The winner must be a full-time employee of a Southern California hospital in order to be eligible for the prize.

Location Info:

Parking Info:

Event Cost: Free

Security Desk Info:

You will need to sign-in at the lobby, put down my name: Mohamed Elmallah, ext 15064 , Information Services Dept.

Wi-Fi Info: You can use the CHLA Public and Free WiFi

Food Provided: Water and Soda

Food near by in the campus: McDonald, HBO Cafe, and couple of Starbucks carts


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  • Mark H.

    This is a follow-up to our readmission discussion last night with news from AHRQ and a link to the predictive analytics article in JAMA Internal Medicine I mentioned last night.
    "AHRQ updates guidelines shown to reduce readmissions."

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Lorie O.

    very informative

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for coming to our meetup last night. You can request the slides at

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great host, presenter, and facilities. The material was nothing but pertinent and I particularly enjoyed the vibrant discussion. This group has tons of potential. Let's keep the momentum going...

    March 28, 2013

  • Luis De A.

    Great presentation. I believe I now have a better understanding of predictive analytics.

    March 28, 2013

  • Mohamed E.

    The pleasure was mine for having all of you @childrensLA, and thanks to our presenter for introducing us to the marvelous world of PA, R and PMML.

    I'm reading the following book, it is a good book for the business (not techi) to be introduced to PA: Here is the link to the hand washing tracking device I mentioned:

    March 28, 2013

  • Gerrit


    March 27, 2013

  • Caren K.

    Excellent session tonight!

    March 27, 2013

  • Mohamed E.

    Looking for meeting all of you who can make it tomorrow and knowing more about Predictive Analytics (PA), for others who cannot make it hopefully we will see you in our next time.

    March 26, 2013

  • John Konrad G.

    sounds great, just can't make it this time.

    March 26, 2013

  • Jill H.

    Business meeting came up. Hope to catch everyone at the next one!

    March 25, 2013

  • Michele W.

    looking forward to it!

    March 14, 2013

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