From Herding Cats to Best Practices: Managing Health Data

  • January 10, 2019
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

The wealth of health care data now available is both a curse and a blessing. Gaining control over the multitude of sources and formats can be a daunting task akin to herding cats. How do you decide what data to use? How do you approach the analytics?

In this session, we’ll discuss the different kinds of data (structured, unstructured, graphical, spatial, images, etc.) generated from multiple sources such as claims systems, IoT enabled medical devices, EMR/EHRs, and surveys. You’ll learn about a new way to corral the data effectively to create a cohesive, informative picture of a member, provider or an agent/broker and to provide the actionable insights necessary to improve outcomes for your members while managing overall costs.


Karen Way
Health Plan Analytics and Consulting Practice Lead
NTT DATA Services

Karen Way is the Health Plan Analytics and Consulting Practice Lead for NTT DATA Services. Karen has extensive experience in the healthcare market, from both a business operations and information technology perspective. She has built and led successful, effective teams that deliver best in class solutions to improve client satisfaction, organizational cost savings, and workplace productivity. Her experience includes Advanced Analytics, Total Population Health, and Disease Management. Also, Karen has experience in the public sector regarding Medicare and Medicaid programs, including policy development and compliance.

As part of the Health Plan Innovation and Consulting team at NTT DATA, Karen is responsible for working with and supporting clients with ongoing health care reform activities so that they remain competitive in the evolving marketplace. While primarily a subject matter expert (SME) for BI and Analytics, Karen is also well versed in quality improvement initiatives (e.g., STARS, HEDIS), care management and Total Population Health. Her goal is to utilize her knowledge of the healthcare and IT/data management industries to leverage improvement in the member/patient experience and increase the value of current and future client offerings.

Dr. Suman De
Principal Consultant and Solutions Leader for Healthcare Data and Analytics
NTT DATA Services

Dr. Suman is NTT DATA’S Global Practice Lead for Health Plan Data & Intelligence. In this capacity, he is responsible for ideation and development of next generation healthcare solutions for health insurance, hospitals, and managed care organizations and driving healthcare business transformation globally. He has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare domain, and specializes in the area of population health, care management, IoT, business intelligence and advanced analytics.

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