Educate, Inspire and Elevate Women in Healthcare Data

Sept. 27, 2019 | Lansing Community College West Campus

Women in Healthcare DataRegister now for the 2019 MHA Women in Healthcare Data conference, a one-day event designed to educate, inspire and elevate women in healthcare data. Open to both women and men, this event allows participants to learn about trends in healthcare data science from highly knowledgeable healthcare experts and gives the opportunity to connect with peers from across Michigan.

Interactive breakout sessions explore how advancing healthcare data science improves the overall delivery of patient care. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Turn comprehensive healthcare data into valuable information that can be used to make strategic decisions on improving care quality.
  • Understand how data blending software can give analysts the ability to work faster, smarter and more collaboratively.
  • Get the latest on data visualization trends and resources and learn more about how visualization can help fully enhance the power of analytics.


8:30 - 9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

  • Renée Smiddy, director, research and performance measurement, MHA, Okemos
  • Brian Peters, CEO, MHA, Okemos

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Spectrum Health Data and Analytics Journey
Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Defining Your Path
Gwen MacKenzie, retired market president, Ascension Health Michigan, Bloomfield Hills

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Analytics and Applied Research in Healthcare
Norma Padrón, Ph.D, MA, MPH, senior director of applied research and data analytics, Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), Chicago

12:15 - 1 p.m.

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Option 1: Design Thinking (35 participants) with Norma Padrón, Ph.D, MA, MPH, senior director of applied research and data analytics, HRET, Chicago
  • Option 2: Data Visualization Best Practices with Lindsay Betzendahl, HealthDataViz, Boston
  • Option 3: Statistics for Healthcare with Laura D. Cassidy, MS, Ph.D., professor, Institute for Health & Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Precision Medicine
Anna Moore, director Precision Health Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, MHA, Okemos

Register nowContact us for additional information about exhibition and sponsorship at this event.

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