Exploring the Future of Health Data Analytics at Forefront of UAlbany's 2nd Annual President's Forum on Data, Feb. 24

Nationally recognized leaders in health care and data analytics will convene at the University at Albany Feb. 24 to share insights on how health data analytics is improving the patient experience. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 19, 2015) – The University at Albany will convene nationally recognized leaders  for a series of conversations on the emerging frontier of  health data analytics at the President’s 2nd Annual Forum on Data from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 in the D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Research Building.

The 2015 President’s Forum on Data will provide a platform to address today’s most critical health care and public health challenges facing society and the central role that data and data analytics play in addressing these challenges.  The Forum’s keynote speakers and plenary panels  will come together to share their insights, experience and knowledge on how health data analytics is improving the patient experience, bolstering health outcomes and reducing the overall cost of health care. 

The Forum will also serve as a catalyst to launch a range of collaborations with partners across the health sector in academia, industry, and government. Lessons learned will help guide UAlbany and its partners in advancing research, discovery, and innovation, while at the same time, fostering new educational and learning paradigms to help address today’s most complex societal challenges.

“The University at Albany, together with its partners in academia, government and industry, is poised to seize unprecedented opportunities in health data analytics,” said UAlbany Vice President for Research James Dias. “Today’s Forum underscores the innovative approaches and dynamic partnerships transforming the health sector across the country, and highlights the new skills and competencies necessary for our students to succeed in tomorrow’s job market.”

A set of invited talks and panels will feature both national, state and regional leaders in data analytics and health care, including:

Keynote Speakers

 ·        Courtney Burke, Deputy Secretary for Health, Office of the Governor,  State of New York

 ·        Nitesh V. Chawla, Ph.D., Frank Freimann Collegiate Chair of Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science, University of Notre Dame

 ·        Gregory H. Dorn, M.D., President, Hearst Health

 ·        Daniel Drawbaugh, Chief Executive Officer, The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute

 ·        Graham Hughes, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights

Plenary Panelists

 ·        John D. Bennett Jr., M.D., President and CEO, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP)

 ·        Yvette Connor, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Insurance & Risk Advisory Services

 ·        Brian Duncan, Managing Director of Solutions, Aeon Nexus

 ·        Kevin Hamilton, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, Healthcare Performance Improvement Practice

 ·        Patrick Roohan, Director, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health

 ·        Timothy H. Savage, Director, New York Office, Berkeley Research Group

 ·        Ferdinand J. Venditti, Jr., M.D., Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs & President of the Faculty Practice Plan of Albany Medical College

 ·        Nora Yates, Director, Community, Opportunity & Reinvestment (CORe) Initiative, Office of the Governor, State of New York

To register to attend this year's President's Forum on Data, please visit http://bit.ly/UAlbanyPresidentsForum.

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