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JUNE Chicago Big Data Meetup - Big Data with Northshore University Health

We look forward to seeing all of you on Monday evening for our June Big Data Analytics Event!

Due to a wealth of great information from both of our speakers, we've asked Jim Scott to move his Hadoop-Apache Spark talk to July instead (they graciously agreed and will be back and with a longer talk on the same topic - soon to be posted - in July!)...and Chad Konchak will present on an expanded scope of the listed big data for healthcare presentation.

Please note the start time is now 6:30pm and the location is Phil Stefani's at 437 Rush Street.  As you enter, please go to your right and the group will meet at the bar area.  (Cash Bar event so.. please... at minimum purchase a beverage or a snack off the menu - to make sure we are welcome back for future events!  Phil Stefani's is graciously providing some light snacks for the group upon our arrival.)


Networking from 6:30-7:00 pm (Bar Area)

Presentation will start at 7:00 pm  (on the 2nd Floor).  *There is no cash bar on this level so please order when you arrive to take with you.

Networking and Discussions 8:00-8:30 pm



Health Care Big Data Use Case

Chad W. Konchak, MBA, Director, Clinical Analytics 

Health Information Technology @ NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem's mission is to leverage clinical data to improve the quality and efficiency of care provided across their system. Some of the examples include using their data to mine the patterns in blood pressure measures to identify undiagnosed hypertension. 

They won the 2013 informatics innovator of the year award for this work: 

Other work includes predictive modeling to identify chronic disease patients at risk for hospitalization, modeling to ‘build a better quality scorecard’ for physicians, real-time clinical decision support for clinicians in a variety of areas, GIS visualizations such as in a new tool called ‘What’s Going Around’ which gives clinicians real-time displays of syndromic epidemiology in our EMR. 

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  • Ken N.

    Excellent introduction of NUH's business-oriented analytics initiatives; well illustrated with slides

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Joshua S.

    thanks for the great presentation and really appreciate you working through the background noise while fighting a cold.

    also - thanks to the rest of the team for answering the many questions i had...

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for coming! Great presentation!

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • John C.

    Great meetup -- thanks to Kim and Renee! Chad did a great job presenting, and It was nice to meet so many engaging people as well. It's good to see analytics being truly applied (much harder than it may sound to someone who hasn't done it) to healthcare data to lower costs and increase positive outcomes. Loved the "real world" tips like the value of embedding SMEs in the analytics team. Looking forward to the next one!

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Rajiv K.

    Chad did a phenomenal job of unpacking complex healthcare challenges and presenting application of Analytics to a broader audience from various industries. His team did a great job taking data science to another level to help patients in the Chicagoland area. Thanks for all you do to impact the healthcare community in a positive way and thanks to the organizers, Kim and Renee. Cheers! Rajiv

    1 · June 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Rajiv. Great meeting you and glad you enjoyed Chad's presentation. Join us next month with MapR, presenting on Hadoop with Apache. More details soon!

      June 24, 2014

  • Cris D.

    Great meetup

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Flo C.

    The speaker discussed the application of BI techniques with predictive models to shed light on key health and cost drivers. He did not discuss an application of Big Data.

    June 24, 2014

  • Roger M.

    My first Meetup with this group. Great speaker and really liked the info. Looking forward to future Meetups.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Kimberly C.

    Thank you to everyone who came out tonight and participated. A special thank you to Chad (and his team for their work, attendance...and for tonight's amazing presentation - sharing the groundbreaking ways Northshore University Health is harnessing big data in so many promising and impactful ways. Excellent presentation! Thank you all for your patience with the background noise. Beautiful venue, thanks to Phil Stefani's for hosting our group and the delicious appetizers, and next time we'll move the group upstairs to the 2nd floor.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Jay

    I wasn't able to make it. Hope its a productive event. I'll try and make it to the next meetup.

    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Location has changed to the beautifully renovated 437 Rush. We'll be meeting on the second floor - stairs to the left when you walk in the restaurant. Look forward to seeing you on June 23!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Yan m.

    Is anyone here is familiar with network solutions I was trying to embed google Analytics to one of my website but I feel like I'm missing a step. I was able to mobile redirect it.but can't figure out where to paste the tracking code thanks for the help anyone

    May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Former AI guy doing big-data, analytics, and graph theory.

    May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested in big data and analytics

    May 21, 2014

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