Translating Big Data into Clinical Care

Start/End Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 -
7:30am to 10:00am

Program Description:

OptumLabs is the health care industry’s first open collaborative research and innovation center. Its mission is to work with thought-leading partners to enable innovation and ground-breaking BIG DATA research designed to improve patient care and value. Building on this research with their cross-partner collaborations, OptumLabs strives to accelerate discovery and then influence outcomes and health care spending. OptumLabs researchers are also at the cutting edge of applying advanced data science techniques -- from machine learning to graph analytics -- to help identify new solutions to health care’s biggest problems.
Join us for a Keynote presentation by Paul Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., the CEO of OptumLabs who will also lead a panel discussion exploring the enormous potential and possible pitfalls of big data research, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in the health care arena.

What to Expect:

  • How can machine learning be used in health care?
  • What is the role of big data in moving us toward a “learning” health care system?
  • Implications of big data for clinical decision making. Can a collaborative model support that?
  • What is “real world evidence” (RWE)?
  • Can RWE be used in place of clinical trials for drug approvals?
  • How does artificial intelligence (AI) differ from machine learning?
  • Will AI solutions yield better results than humans?
  • What is the right balance between automated medicine and human touch?

Keynote Speaker and Moderator:

Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, OptumLabs


William H. Crown, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, OptumLabs
John V. Guttag, Ph.D. Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CTO Health[at]Scale Technologies
John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Come join this timely, lively, blue ribbon panel of experts. Ask them questions and contribute your insights during the audience interactive segment.


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