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Marina Brazhnikova
IS Manager - Data Visualization
Ochsner Health System

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

10:20 am | Measuring & Demonstrating the Success of Your Data Visualization Journey

Maggi Savo
Director, Healthcare Analytics
Baylor Scott & White

Maggi Savo is a director of healthcare improvement analytics at Baylor Scott & White Health, leading value-based care analytics and reporting for achievement of high quality, cost-effective care. Maggi believes in utilizing a realistic leadership approach to build client and team relationships, while delivering technology solutions and improvements that drive business continuity. As a recipient of a Press Ganey Success Story Award for leveraging technology to keep consumer experience at the center of healthcare, Maggi has been successful in translating data into action. Maggi holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

9:55 am | Presentation: Project Translation - Avoiding Visualization Misuse & Disillusion by Understanding Your Stakeholders

Omid Shabestari
Director, Health Analytics
Adjunct Lecturer at Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Omid Shabestari is a medical doctor and PhD in Health Informatics. During his career of more than 25 years, Omid has always been involved in both academic and healthcare services. Currently, he is the Director of Analytics at Carilion Clinic, a 1.7 billion dollars healthcare organization located in southern part of Virginia and covering 1.5 million lives with seven hospitals and more than 240 outpatient practices. In his role at Carilion, Omid leads implementation and adoption of technologies supporting applied analytics for improving operations and ensuring quality of patient care. He has partnered with the organization’s leadership at different levels to establish long-term strategic plans for data-driven decision-making. He is also the chair of data governance council at Carilion. In addition to his role at Carilion, Omid has an adjunct position at University of Toronto, ranked 18th in the world, educating graduate students to become the next generation leaders in the field of health informatics. He has established courses such as big data analytics and data visualization in healthcare at University of Toronto. He is also a founding member of Big Data (Analytics) for Biology, Medicine, and Healthcare at the IEEE Technical Committee and an adjunct professor at University of Victoria with focus on Health Information System Design.

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

4:20 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

1:50 pm | Audience Roundtables: Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Building Actionable Data Visualizations

11:30 am | Case Study: Preventing & Treating Addiction Through Data Visualization of Prescription & Usage Information

9:15 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jarvis Gray
Founder
Healthcare QualityCast

Jarvis Gray is an accomplished healthcare quality improvement consultant and host of the Healthcare QualityCast, an audio podcast spotlighting today's most exciting and inspiring quality professionals within the healthcare industry. Jarvis has an extensive background supporting healthcare teams in all areas of operational excellence, project facilitation, and business intelligence utilization for performance improvement. He is an analytical and conceptual thinker who effectively partners with organizational leaders to assess opportunities, facilitate strategic decisions, and drive successful implementations. Through his podcast show, Jarvis has recorded over 125 episodes with healthcare leaders spanning 4 different continents. His show is currently followed in 29 countries across the globe, with his "Quality People" community growing larger every day. Jarvis earned his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE); holds a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree, as well as a Master of Project Management (MPM) degree. Jarvis is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Kaizen Facilitator, and Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence (CMQ-OE) through the American Society of Quality (ASQ). He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

12:00 pm | Panel: Utilizing Data Storytelling for Greater Leadership Buy-in & Increased Team Efficiency

11:20 am | Audience-Led Round Table: Increasing Data Literacy for Improved Insight Adoption in Clinical & Non-Technical Teams

David Ciommo
Data Visualization Principal
Humana

David Ciommo is the Data Visualization Principal and Leader of the Visualization Center of Excellence in Humana's IT Information Management & Analytics area. In this role he helps guide business partners, IT partners and senior leadership in finding the “story” and actionable opportunity in their data. That story is then illustrated in the user interface and user experience of the dashboards, digital reports and applications David designs. In addition to his daily work, David speaks, educates, consults and mentors on a variety of topics including data literacy, the fundamentals of data visualization and best practices in UI/UX design. Prior to Humana, David worked as a marketing, advertising and communications Art Director. He has created some of the world's most recognizable brands such as The Discovery Channel’s original Animal Planet logo. In his role as Senior Art Director at the World Wildlife Fund, he has led and designed countless products and award-winning advertising campaigns, some of which can still be seen in airports and other locations across the country. David’s expertise in visual story-telling and design has contributed to many other local and global advertising campaigns for The Discovery Channel, Lockheed Martin, Papa John's and the Milk Processor Education Program “GOT MILK?” campaign.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

3:20 pm | Panel: Building Visualizations to Unlock the Potential of Experimental Data Science Projects

12:00 pm | Panel: Utilizing Data Storytelling for Greater Leadership Buy-in & Increased Team Efficiency

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

2:30 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Designing for Clarity & Context – Creating Intuitive, Actionable Insights with Instant Impact Regardless of the Audience’s Knowledge Level

Focus Day

11:40 am | Dual Dialogue: Visualizing Complex, Interconnected Social Determinants

Kevin Yebuah
Supervisor, Data Analytics & Reporting
Kern Health Systems

Kevin Yebuah started his career in the Oil and Gas industry working for Occidental Petroleum. He later moved to Aera Energy (an Exxon and Shell Affiliate). He currently supervises the Data Analytics and Reporting team at Kern Health Systems, focusing on providing business insights and intelligence through data and advanced analytics. He attained his bachelors of Science degree in Information systems at California State University where he was also part of the NCAA soccer team. He has an MBA from the University of LaVerne and a Masters in Software Engineering from Penn State.  He also holds several certification including Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), ITIL Foundation Certificate, Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP), and is a Certified Scrum Master through Scrum Alliance. Kevin has served on the Board of the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce. He also likes to mentor and was part of the American Corporate Partnership program mentoring U.S.A Military Veterans. Additonally, Kevin is a technology and entrepreneurial enthusiast. He brought the first ever Startup Weekend event to Bakersfield in 2017 in order to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He currently serves on the board of the Center for Innovation and Excellence, a non-profit in Bakersfield, and he is the committee chair for Data and Metrics at Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship (KITE). With comprehensive data expertise along with 15 years of hands-on experience, he enjoys transforming complex data into meaningful business intelligence, insightful reports, and digital visualizations. Kevin was born in Accra, Ghana and immigrated to the United States in 1999. He speaks five languages including English, French, and numerous Ghanaian languages.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

12:00 pm | Panel: Utilizing Data Storytelling for Greater Leadership Buy-in & Increased Team Efficiency

Varun Gupta
IT Director, Advanced Analytics and Data Management
Mount Sinai Health System

Varun Gupta is a Technology executive with extensive IT Design, Strategy and Leadership experience in delivering business solutions to improve performance, reduce operational expenses and promote organizations growth. Focus areas include Information / Data Architecture and Strategy, Machine learning, Business Intelligence, Digital Solutions, Cloud Frameworks, Database Development and Implementation. Proficient in assisting organizations through Analytics and Digital transformations and setting up Big Data ecosystems and Advanced Analytics platforms for desired outcomes. Worked with Fortune 500 companies and has experience in leading and mentoring teams of Designers and Architects throughout the complete Software Development Life Cycle. Experienced in partnering with Data, Analytics and Digital technology vendors and Technology teams to evaluate Innovative solutions and build data infrastructure and solutions in a phased manner aligned with customers and the business needs. He is an expert in diverse Healthcare IT solution working for both Provider and Payer organizations.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

3:20 pm | Panel: Building Visualizations to Unlock the Potential of Experimental Data Science Projects

Dr. Joseph Perez
Team Lead, Senior Systems Analyst
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Having received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers.  While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate degree in education with a double-minor in computers and theology.  His career focus changed to IT in 1992 when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University.  Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services in September 2017 and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead.  With more than 7000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT community as a much sought-after resource, highly-recommended technical/motivational conference speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. Through all these years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker in numerous schools, churches, and other organizations. When he takes a break from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says comprise the "best things that ever happened to me."  He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, does technical and motivational public speaking, and has performed radio PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations.  He also serves as pianist and music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry, teaches their Adult Bible Fellowship class, and interprets the sermons to either Spanish or English, depending upon the audience.  If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as editor-in-chief of “The Patriot News”), working out in the gym, is an avid reader, and tries to catch up on the occasional Star Trek rerun on Amazon Prime.  "A busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.  I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

3:20 pm | Panel: Building Visualizations to Unlock the Potential of Experimental Data Science Projects

9:15 am | Opening Keynote: A Visualization is Worth a Thousand Words - The Fundamentals of Data Storytelling in the Healthcare Industry

Chris Hutchins
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Northwell Health

Chris is a senior health care leader with over 20 years of experience developing analytic teams, establishing data governance, data warehousing and business intelligence implementation, delivering solutions focused on patient experience, outcomes, cost, population health, quality, regulatory and risk based arrangements, revenue cycle, health system operations.  He has extensive experience with organizational transformation and specializes in integrating analytic, IT and Informatics teams across organizational lines to improve solution delivery and enabling data driven insight.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

5:00 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

2:20 pm | Presentation: Building a Centralized, Integrated Platform for Data Visualization Creation

12:00 pm | Panel: Utilizing Data Storytelling for Greater Leadership Buy-in & Increased Team Efficiency

9:00 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Justin Smith
Senior Director, Advanced Analytics
St Luke’s Health System

Justin Smith, Ph.D. leads and functions in many capacities as Senior Director of Advanced Analytics for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho. St. Luke’s is Idaho’s largest employer. Dr. Smith leads multidisciplinary teams to build machine learning models that enable St. Luke’s to improve clinical care and better understand business drivers. Dr. Smith employs a unique skill set of strong analytical skills and thought leadership as St. Luke’s transitions from the world of advanced analytics to artificial intelligence. Dr. Smith has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed international journals.  He holds a Ph.D. in the field of Neuroscience and a M.S. and B.S. in Research Psychology.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

11:20 am | Audience-Led Round Table: Increasing Data Literacy for Improved Insight Adoption in Clinical & Non-Technical Teams

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

9:30 am | Opening Keynote: The Neuroscience of Designing Practical & Impactful Visualizations in the Healthcare Industry

Daniel Crowley
Director, Strategic Analysis
Steward Health Care

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

3:20 pm | Panel: Building Visualizations to Unlock the Potential of Experimental Data Science Projects

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

1:50 pm | Audience Roundtables: Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Building Actionable Data Visualizations

12:10 pm | Presentation: Deploying Highly-Effective Automated Visualizations for Rule-Based Tasks

Mark Connolly
Business Intelligence Lead
UChicago Medicine

Mark is a Business Intelligence Lead at UChicago Medicine. He works alongside the UCM IT team to develop processes and systems to support our server deployment and Tableau adoption. He is also leading a Tableau Explorer training program. His previous work at UChicago Medicine includes transitioning an organizational quality scorecard to Tableau, development of provider-level reporting and providing analytic support to improve patient capacity and throughput. He has a Qualified Associate Desktop Tableau certification in addition to his B.S. in Bioengineering and MEng with a concentration in Bioinformatics both from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Focus Day

11:40 am | Dual Dialogue: Visualizing Complex, Interconnected Social Determinants

8:50 am | Opening Keynote: Interactivity & Population Health – Creating Captivating & Insightful Visualizations

Mary Kate Springman
Director of Data Science and Analytics
UChicago Medicine

Mary Kate Springman, MHA, is the Director of Data Science and Analytics at UChicago Medicine. Reporting to the Chief of Data and Analytics, she and her team support the organization’s analytics and reporting of clinical and operational data in the Inpatient, Ambulatory, Risk and Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Procedural, Value-Based Care, Network, and Nursing settings. These deliverables range from Tableau Dashboards, data modeling, and discrete-event simulation. Working closely with UCM-IT, her team is migrating reporting to the Unified Data Platform. She is a member of the UCM Demand Management Committee, co-chair of the Data Certification Board and her previous work includes the development of the Data Governance Committee’s first policy on Business Intelligence platforms. She has her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Marquette University and MHA from the University of Minnesota.

Focus Day

2:25 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

8:50 am | Opening Keynote: Interactivity & Population Health – Creating Captivating & Insightful Visualizations

8:40 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Eugene Vestel
Manager, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
UPMC

Eugene Vestel, MBA is an analytics and data evangelist , a digital healthcare data innovator and a health tech entrepreneur. He is Manager of Quality Data Analysis & Business Intelligence at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and founder of Pittsburgh Health Analytics Meetup Group as well as President of the HealthData1 a quality data and analytics collaborative in Pittsburgh PA. He holds an Executive MBA in Healthcare from University of Pittsburgh KATZ School of Business.

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

1:40 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Breaking Down Silos - Demonstrating Visualization Value for Better Data Access

Kameron Baumgardner
Chief Technology Officer
RS21

Day One

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

12:00 pm | Panel: Utilizing Data Storytelling for Greater Leadership Buy-in & Increased Team Efficiency

Kimberly Zeigler
Director, Population Health
Sonora Quest Laboratories

Kim Zeigler is the Director of Population Health & Analytics for Sonora Quest Laboratories. She is responsible for data-driven solution strategies with a focus on quality, cost reduction, and patient engagement. Kim has been an integral part of the Sonora Quest Laboratories Actionable Insights Management™ (AIM) team since its inception in 2015. The Sonora Quest Laboratories AIM solution is a lab results analytics service that assists healthcare stakeholders with tracking patient compliance, population health management, improving disease outcomes, managing chronic disease, and meeting quality measures. Kim has led the development of various analytics solutions through AIM, including collaborations with Commonwealth Primary Care Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Innovative Care Partners – a clinically integrated network and ACO wholly owned by HonorHealth, and Arizona Priority Care Health Plan. Kim received an MBA from Arizona State University and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned a BS in Communication. She is currently serving as the Health Equity & Data Evaluation Committee Chair for the Arizona Diabetes Leadership Council, and is also a regular presenter and contributor to biomedical informatics students in the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions.

Focus Day

2:05 pm | Case Study: Creating an On-Going Population Health Plan Using Actionable Reporting

1:25 pm | Audience Discussion Group: How Can We Utilize Visualizations to Tackling Script Abuse

Eric Howard
Business Intelligence
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Eric is an accomplished IT leader with a proven track record of partnering with business leaders to find new ways of leveraging IT and analytics to transform how they manage the organization. A developer of analytical products from “question to answer” including problem framing, data modeling, and validation, exploratory analysis and visualization, enterprise dashboard publication with security for a surgical practice comprised of 17 surgical departments with over 75M in annual revenue. When not working, Eric enjoys the adventurous activities of ballooning, paddling, and rock climbing.

Day Two

Thursday 23rd January 2020

3:40 pm | Presentation: Creating Visualizations that Adapt to Your Users

Dr. Julie Jacko
Professor & Chair, Department for Population Health Sciences
Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Jacko is a Full Professor in the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, where she is the Founding Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences; She also holds a joint appointment as Full Professor in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Jacko received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Purdue University. She is a leader, innovator, scholar, and entrepreneur in the domains of digital health and smart systems, applied to grand challenges in population health. She has an exceptionally strong record of interdisciplinary research accomplishments, as evidenced with a career lifetime total exceeding $28 million in externally funded research as either Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI, 180 publications, well-balanced over type, including refereed, archival journal papers, refereed, archival conference proceedings, books, and book chapters. Her scientific papers have been published in some of the most preeminent scientific journals, including Nature, Gynecologic Oncology, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, and Retina. Early in her career, she was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor awarded to young research investigators by the U.S. government. Numerous awards since have positioned her at the forefront of her field. Dr. Jacko’s expertise extends to educational and programmatic leadership as well. As the Founding Director of the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota (UMN), a new model of interdisciplinary collaboration was established that culminated in, among other achievements, the receipt of a $5.15 million award (Jacko, PI/PD) from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to create the University Partnership for Health Informatics, the first public-private institutional partnership in the Upper Midwest delivering multiple graduate degree programs in the field of health informatics. She also served as Operations Executive of Biomedical Informatics for the Clinical Translational Science Institute at the UMN. Her leadership at NSU has afforded her the opportunity to establish the MBA in Enterprise Informatics, one of the first M.B.A. programs in the country that has a digitally driven focus, designed to foster learning at a level that yields actionable ideas and a new set of competencies best suited for the digital age. An expert consultant for the healthcare and information technology industries, as well as non-profit and governmental entities, Dr. Jacko has an innate passion for entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2015, she was recognized as a top entrepreneur in Miami, Florida for having created “one of the city’s most prolific businesses.”

Focus Day

11:00 am | Presentation: Utilizing Visualizations to Monitor & Measure Outcomes from Strategic External Partnerships