Big Data Webinar Series: 1. The Future of Healthcare is Today: How Prepared is Your Organization to Leverage Big Data – Available On-Demand

Big Data is a hot topic across the entire healthcare ecosystem so I was happy to join a panel of experts in the first of a series of Frost and Sullivan webinars that will help healthcare organizations to better understand how they can make use of the data they have. This first in this webinar series is now available for you to view on demand via the Frost and Sullivan website. The 2nd webinar continues the Big Data theme with a focus on Predictive Analytics in healthcare, please do register now for this must-see session on November 5th.

I was joined by Tod Davis, Manager of BI and Data Warehousing at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Amandeep Khurana, Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera. I started the webinar by providing an overview of the current state of the healthcare industry in relation to data use, where many disparate data types are held in silos that limit the value considerably. At Intel we’re helping healthcare organizations move towards integrated computing and use of unified data to help deliver better patient outcomes and reduced costs.

An inspirational presentation from Tod Davis highlighted the outstanding work he and colleagues at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have been undertaking, including the benefits they are reaping from focusing on making use of data. I’d highly recommend listening to Tod for his take on:

  • Lessons learned in 3 years with Hadoop
  • Use cases including retinopathy of prematurity and using vital signs to monitor pediatric stress
  • An overview of ecosystem tools and high-level data pipeline solution

Amandeep Khurana from Cloudera shared his thoughts on how Cloudera is helping to drive the big data ecosystem. Amandeep’s presentation sparked a number of great questions at the end of the webinar from viewers and I think you’ll find the answers of particular interest. Watch webinar 1 now and share with your own professional network.

Webinar 2 focuses on Predictive Analytics in Healthcare and highlights use cases from the field, including what is sure to be an informative session with Vijay Venkateson of Sutter Health on November 5th 2015. Join us by registering today for webinar 2 to receive the latest updates and reminders for this series.

- Register for Webinar 2 now

- Watch Webinar 1 on demand

- Intel’s role in Big Data in Healthcare

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Chris Gough

About Chris Gough

Chris Gough is Worldwide General Manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel Corporation. In this role, Chris leads a worldwide team of technology leaders and subject matter experts to develop solutions that use information and communication technology to transform the health and life sciences industry. He works with companies, organizations, and governments around the world to help make this digital transformation a reality. With over 12 years of industry experience, Chris brings deep healthcare and life sciences expertise, along with a foundation in technology and its application to multiple industries. He has been with Intel for over 20 years and was formerly both product and security architect in Intel’s Digital Health division. In this role, he was the chief architect for several products including, Care Connect, and Integration Services for the Intel Health Guide. Mr. Gough has been an active member of the Continua Health Alliance and was one of the lead contributors to the end-to-end system architecture and interoperability guidelines. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California at San Diego.