The Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) was held on October 24-25 in Boston. The University of New England’s Graduate Program in Health Informatics was pleased to have an official presence at the event.

Members of the UNE Health Informatics faculty and staff connected with industry professionals and other exhibitors to answer questions about the University of New England’s Health Informatics graduate and undergraduate programs. The Big Data Conference was host to a large range of higher-level data officials such as:

  • Analytics Leaders
  • Chief Medical Information Officers
  • Chief Strategy Officers
  • Chief Clinical Officers
  • Nursing Leaders
  • Patient Safety and Quality Leaders
  • Physician Leaders
  • Directors of Business & Clinical Intelligence

Health Informatics is changing how data and healthcare analytics are being used to improve clinical care and reduce associated healthcare costs. The industry is changing quickly due to advances in computer software and hardware which benefit payers, healthcare organizations, clinicians, and patients.

These advances help organizations integrate healthcare analytics into existing workflows, enabling greater participation among clinicians, analysts, and patients to analyze, interpret, and make informed decisions using this data.

Session Tracks Included:

  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning and Next-Gen App Development
  • Open Innovation with Open Source
  • Real World Data Leaders

All tracks followed the theme “From Big Data to Smarter Care,” which explored the role of big data in making a measurable impact on clinical care. The keynote addresses were delivered by experts in the industry, including:

  • Leonard D’Avolio, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Sree Chaguturu, Vice President of Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare
  • Joseph Doyle, Erwin H. Schell Associate Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • John Guttag, Dugald C. Jackson Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The subjects of data integration, data flow management, test data management, change data capture, data warehouse automation, and data usage analytics were addressed and were of interest to the organizations in attendance, including:

  • Hospital/Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Solutions Providers
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Agencies for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Departments of Health and Human Services
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Healthcare Payers

It’s an exciting time to be in the Health Informatics industry. For more information on how to advance your career in this industry by earning your degree in Health Informatics, email informatics@une.edu or call (855) 751-4445 to speak to a specialized Health Informatics enrollment counselor.