As part of our Big Data Roadmap - a roadmap that leads you step by step through the design and delivery of a strategy to use Big Data in your healthcare organization - this episode focuses on the key issues relating to data collection for hospital leaders.
Dr Sujoy Kar, member of the Big Data SIG steering committee sat down with Joseph Thekkath from the Joint Commission. Together, they adress questions such as what's the purpose of collecting data? How do you quantify it? What is the role of emerging technologies?

Listen to this episode to learn more about all of this!

David-Levine

Vizient, USA

David Levine

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Blending clinical leadership and informatics experience, David is responsible for driving key initiatives for Vizient, including growing the Center for Advanced Analytics, leading the development...

David-Levine

Vizient, USA

David Levine

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

David L. Levine, MD is the SVP & Chief Medical Officer for Vizient, Inc. He interfaces with clinical and operational C- suite leaders across major health systems across the US. He represents Vizient nationally as a thought leader on topics such as Performance Improvement, Analytics, and AI. He oversees the direction of Vizient’s Data and Digital strategy. Prior to the CMO role he managed analytics across the enterprise including data operations, data insights, data science, and governance. Vizient provides benchmarked and risk adjusted comparative insights across quality, operations, pharmacy, spend management, and market growth that support Performance Improvement. The data and analytics are the foundation for numerous Software as a Service offerings where he presents insights and solutions to clients. Dr. Levine also serves as a subject matter expert for a council of chief medical and quality officers for academic medical centers. He joined Vizient in 2010 after serving as Medical Director of the emergency department at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago for over 7 years. He practiced Emergency Medicine for over 20 years. He is a member of several national expert panels addressing metrics and quality including a number of CMS Technical Expert Panels. Dr. Levine earned his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and did his Emergency Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital where he was chief resident. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

 

 

Sujoy-Kar

Apollo Hospitals, India

Dr Sujoy Kar

Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President

Dr Sujoy Kar is responsible for designing, developing and deploying over dozens of Clinical AI APIs at Apollo Hospitals. His current and ongoing research interests...

Sujoy-Kar

Apollo Hospitals, India

Dr Sujoy Kar

Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President

Dr Sujoy Kar is responsible for designing, developing and deploying over dozens of Clinical AI APIs at Apollo Hospitals. His current and ongoing research interests are in adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Digital Health Platforms and Design Thinking in Healthcare.

 

The Joint Commission, USA

Joseph Thekkath

Director of Data Ops, BI & AI/ML

Joseph Thekkath currently serves as the Director of Data Ops, BI & AI/ML at The Joint Commission, a prominent healthcare accreditation organization based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, USA. With a tenure spanning almost 2 Years, Joseph has been instrumental in shaping TJC’s data-driven initiatives and modernizing its technology landscape.

Joseph spearheads the creation and execution of the overall data strategy for all TJC(TJC\JCR\JCIA\NQF) organizations. He drives the modernization of TJC’s technology stack for Advanced Analytics, Data Lake (as a single version of truth), and ensures seamless support for existing Azure ML Studio, Databricks, and Power BI for cloud-based reporting. Joseph’s leadership significantly contributes to TJC’s mission of advancing healthcare quality and safety through data-driven insights and innovation.

Previously, Joseph held positions as the Head of Platform Engineering at Molson Coors, AVP of Global Data Governance at HSBC, and Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Wintrust.

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