Harnessing Big Data

Successful hospitals and healthcare systems harness the power of data and analytics to improve performance and operational efficiency without compromising quality of care.

Improving performance with data

In partnership with Vizient, this Special Interest Group focuses on the imperatives and advantages of harnessing big data and analytics to improve performance in healthcare systems.

Purpose

To create exclusive thought-leadership products, real-world case studies and instructional tools for C-level leaders in hospitals and health service providers.

Thought leadership

Practical guidance on building organizational ‘know-how’ around big data and performance improvement (e.g., how to establish an effective data analytics programme).

Expanding clinical capabilities

Cutting-edge examples of how to harness data as a key component of leadership, to make well-informed decisions for improvement and growth.

Pragmatic advice

Pragmatic advice from subject matter experts around the globe on how to report, compare and analyse data for informed decision-making.

Spotlight on recent activities

NEW: Big Data Roadmap

The SIG has developed a roadmap to lead you step by step through the design and delivery of a strategy to use Big Data in your healthcare organization. From understanding the basic concepts and the opportunities that Big Data provides to optimize service delivery, there are resources to guide you through each milestone along the way.

Step 1 of the roadmap is now live - more resources will be added soon.

Explore the roadmap

Podcast: Demystifying Big Data

In this episode of the IHF's "Talking Healthcare" podcast, members of the Big Data Steering Committee shed light on the sector's usage of big data, discussing challenges, opportunities, and implications for hospital leaders in decision-making.

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International webinar on visual reporting in health and social care

Listen to the webinar here

YEL Alumni webinar on statistical process control in healthcare

Listen to the webinar here

Cybersecurity in healthcare: How can you protect your organizational reputation?

On 11 August 2022, members of the Harnessing Big Data SIG presented a special lunch and learn session focused on how CEOs and other C-suite executives can prepare effective strategic communications prior to, during and after a cyberattack – to help minimize the negative impact on organizational reputation. 

Aimed at a clinical or managerial executives in a hospital system with responsibilities and decision-making accountabilities for strategic communication initiatives, or anyone with an interest in crisis communications in healthcare, this virtual event gave practical advice that organizations of any size could benefit from – catch up now!

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Global Steering Committee

Governed by a Steering Committee, the Harnessing Big Data Special Interest Group is accountable to the International Hospital Federation Governing Council and is responsible for reporting to the IHF Secretariat. Further information on the role of the SIG Steering Committee can be found in its Terms of Reference.

EmilAckerman

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.

Osama-El-Hassan

Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Osama El-Hassan

Specialist

I supervise leveraging the digital health regulatory framework of the emirate of Dubai which includes data strategy, health information governance, data analytics and AI. My...

Osama-El-Hassan

Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Osama El-Hassan

Specialist

I supervise leveraging the digital health regulatory framework of the emirate of Dubai which includes data strategy, health information governance, data analytics and AI.

My interests in joining the SIG Committee are focused on knowledge exchange on data strategy development and execution at both enterprise and health ecosystem levels.

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.

 

Polish Hospital Federation

Ligia Kornowska

Managing Director

Ligia is responsible for issues with medical data (access to medical data, data protection, cybersecurity) and innovations in healthcare, i.e. AI, AR, blockchain technology. She...

Polish Hospital Federation

Ligia Kornowska

Managing Director

Ligia is responsible for issues with medical data (access to medical data, data protection, cybersecurity) and innovations in healthcare, i.e. AI, AR, blockchain technology. She is also the co-founder and President of the Board of the “Donate your Data” Foundation.

 

Ahmad-Shatat

Health Care Accreditation Council, Jordan

Ahmad N Shatat

Head of Surveys and Surveyors Unit

In my role, I manage a large database on healthcare institutions indicators, changes, challenges and compliance to quality and patient safety standards. In addition, I...

Ahmad-Shatat

Health Care Accreditation Council, Jordan

Ahmad N Shatat

Head of Surveys and Surveyors Unit

In my role, I manage a large database on healthcare institutions indicators, changes, challenges and compliance to quality and patient safety standards. In addition, I am the core producer of information for decision making based on real life institutional needs for the HCAC.

My motivation for joining this SIG Committee is in creating new tools and products which can help health organization in using big data in more creative and effective ways, this improving the efficiency and quality of provided health services in Jordan.

David-Levine

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...

David-Levine

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.

Network Solutions, Vizient, Inc.

Julie Cerese

Senior Vice President

Julie is the Group Senior Vice President at Vizient and leads the member connections experience including networking, performance improvement benchmarking and collaborative and member training...

Network Solutions, Vizient, Inc.

Julie Cerese

Senior Vice President

Julie is the Group Senior Vice President at Vizient and leads the member connections experience including networking, performance improvement benchmarking and collaborative and member training and education. In this role, she works with colleagues to support members to achieve their quality, safety, cost and market performance goals.

Having begun her career in nursing, Cerese has focused on clinical quality and performance improvement. She has conducted studies on the unique factors that differentiate top performers and has supported nursing and physician leaders to achieve their goals. Cerese has a keen interest in interprofessional education and collaboration.

Julie holds a doctorate and also a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing.

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