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

Group SVP, Advanced Analytics and Data Science

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

Group SVP, Advanced Analytics and Data Science

David L. Levine, MD is the Group SVP of Advanced Analytics and Data Science for Vizient, Inc. He oversees analytics across the enterprise including data operations, data insights, data science, and governance.  The center is responsible for methodologies including   risk-adjustment and ranking methodologies. The center provides insights across quality, operations, pharmacy, spend management, and market growth that support Performance Improvement and Consulting. The data and analytics are the foundation for numerous Software as a Service offerings. Dr. Levine also serves as a subject matter expert for a council of chief medical 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. He is a member of several national expert panels addressing metrics and quality. Dr. Levine earned his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and was chief resident at Boston City Hospital. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


Apollo Hospitals, India

Pritindira Sachdeva

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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