Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN


Telling Stories With Data: A New Era in Analytics

  • October 03, 2017
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Rising costs, increasing competition, and the unknowns of health reform are putting pressure on health plans to provide reliable, accurate, and timely information to their employer customers. At the same time, health plan staff need financial and clinical information to manage costs, improve quality, and set pricing and account management strategies. The explosion of available data has made the possibilities for useful and accurate reporting endless, but without the right data, tools, and guidance, producing easy-to-use analytic reports can be burdensome.

This session will demonstrate how health plans can combine cutting edge data and analytics to quickly pinpoint what’s driving expenses and utilization, uncover how the demographics of your population are changing, discover whether members are receiving appropriate care in the appropriate setting, explore conditions that can be targeted for disease management, and access the detailed information their internal and employer stakeholders demand.

Attendees will learn how you can:

  • Leverage design thinking to understand your stakeholders’ most important needs and design and deliver relevant information to support decisions
  • Identify patterns in large health datasets that illuminate what is happening and inform your next strategic steps
  • Unleash cognitive insights to understand the drivers of cost and identify biggest opportunities for intervention
  • Ease the information dissemination process

Who should attend: Decision makers from all size health plans


Bobbi Coluni, VP, Payer Offering Management for Value-Based Care
Bobbi leads the Payer Offering Management team for IBM Watson Health. In this role, she is responsible for developing the product strategy, managing the product portfolio, and driving innovation and ensuring solutions address customer needs.
Bobbi has worked in the healthcare sector for over 25 years and has experience working with large employers, health plans, government agencies, and providers on using information to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. In previous product management roles, she has developed solutions for care management analytics, population health management, and consumer health engagement. She is passionate about innovating in ways that meaningfully transform healthcare.


Kevin Ruane, Senior Consulting Scientist, Value-Based Care
As a senior consulting scientist for IBM Watson Health, Kevin assists clients in the design, development, implementation, and ongoing support of health care information systems, managing a team of 30 consultants that support all aspects of health plan analytics. Kevin holds a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University.