The IHF's Big Data Special Interest Group focuses on the imperatives and advantages of harnessing big data and analytics to improve performance in healthcare systems.

In this episode, we invited members of the Big Data Steering Committee to shed light on the use of big data in healthcare. Benefitting from their expertise, knowledge and insights, we discussed the challenges, opportunities and practical implications for hospital leaders on using big data in decision-making.


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...


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.




Apollo Hospitals, India

Pritindira Kaur

Lead Apollo Quality Programme and Regional Head Quality
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Apollo Hospitals. Responsible for implementation and monitoring of standards of clinical care, and compliance to healthcare accreditation.


Wellbeing services county of Pirkanmaa, Finland

Emil Ackerman

Chief Data Officer

I lead the development and implementation of knowledge management and data utilization strategy for the biggest wellbeing services county in Finland, with approximately 20,000 employees.

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