Big Data, Big Insight: A Conversation with Healthcare Analytics Leaders: A HIMSS Virtual Briefing

Virtual Briefing

Aug 5, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Virtual Event

Healthcare analytics can potentially transform healthcare into data-driven culture and achieve the Triple Aim (healthier populations, affordable care, and better patient experience) while containing cost. This unique session presents key highlights of the current state of, challenges and trends in big data and healthcare analytics. Hot on the heels of a successful Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum held in New York City on June 17 – 19, 2015, A group of leading healthcare analytics experts and leaders will join this session to summarize the findings from the forum, and to engage in a deep dialogue with participants about big data and healthcare analytics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify current state of healthcare analytics
  2. Articulate challenges and trends in big data analytics in healthcare
  3. Discuss how healthcare analytics can transform the clinical care and operations
  4. Discuss practical applications and best practice of healthcare analytics


Nicholas Marko, MD
Chief Data Officer, Geisinger Health System

Nicholas Marko, MD is chief data officer for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.  He is a data scientist with expertise in predictive analytics, organizational data strategy, data-driven collaboration, and data science consulting. He heads the Department of Data Science & Engineering in Geisinger’s Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics (DARCI) and co-directs the High Performance Computing Center in the organization’s Institute for Advanced Applications (IAA). 

His specific academic interests include integration of heterogeneous data sources and application of advanced mathematical methods and modeling strategies to generate measurable value for organizations in the healthcare sector and beyond.

Dr. Marko is also a practicing neurosurgeon and serves as Geisinger Medical Center’s director of Neurosurgical Oncology.  His clinical practice focuses on surgical management of patients with malignant brain and spine tumors. 

Jeff Fuller,
Director of Operational Analytics, Carolinas Healthcare System, Dickson Advances Analytics

Leigh Williams, MHIIM, RHIA, CPC, CPHIMS
Administrator, Business Systems
UVA Health System

John Showalter, MD
Chief Health Information Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center


big data, analytics, triple, aim, applications