MScBMI Seminar Series: Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Cost 3/8/2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611

Big data & analytics are transforming the healthcare industry. Organizations are all over the map when it comes to their abilities to use big data for actionable strategies such as population health management and care coordination. Blue Health Intelligence's (BHI) industry leading analytics experts access the largest, most comprehensive database in the industry to improve health and cost outcomes.

Practical problem solving with analytics involves more than just visualization or applying the latest machine learning techniques. BHI's experience within the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) space has resulted in a robust strategic framework that enables health plans and providers to monitor and improve outcomes. The speaker will dive into a few examples extracted from consultative engagements with clients to showcase how data and advanced analytics are changing the way health care is delivered.

Speaker Bio:

As Chief Executive Officer, Swati Abbott is leading the effort for Blue Health Intelligence (BHI(r)) to leverage data insights to develop innovative analytics solutions. This strategy includes extending the company's reach to external audiences, while enhancing BHI's value to Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Prior to joining BHI, Abbott served as President of Elsevier/MEDai, an industry leader in predictive analytics, where she provided leadership and strategic vision to position the company at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Before MEDai, Abbott was Managing Director for the Medical Management Strategic Business Unit at ViPS, where she led strategic solutions development for medical management data warehousing and HEDIS reporting for healthcare payer clients. Abbott was also involved in leading SoftMed Systems, Inc. to create and provide solutions for hospitals and integrated delivery networks in the key areas of medical chart abstraction, quality assurance, utilization management, risk management and regulatory reporting.

As a respected industry leader, Abbott is a regular speaker at industry conferences, presenting on topics related to predictive modeling, medical home and healthcare clinical analytics. She is also a contributor and member of the editorial board for Predictive Modeling magazine and has been quoted in notable industry publications regarding the use and future of predictive analytics, the state of healthcare analytics and quality improvement initiatives. In 2010, Frost and Sullivan recognized Abbott as one of the Movers and Shakers in healthcare.

Abbott holds a Master of Science in computer science and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Delhi University, India.