2014 Big Data Symposium

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsor, Banner Health, speakers and attendees who participated in the 2014 Symposium on Big Data Analytics in Healthcare. The day was a huge success!

Stay posted as we plan to upload the presentation videos from the symposium as soon as possible.

Following last year's highly successful 2013 Symposium on Big Data Predictive Analytics, INSITE Center for Business Intelligence and the top-five ranked MIS department at the University of Arizona are proud to announce this year's 2014 Symposium on Big Data Analytics in Healthcare.

The healthcare industry is under competitive and legislative pressure to reduce the cost of care, efficiently manage resources and improve patient care. Societal and technological advances are disrupting the way consumers expect to purchase and receive care. 

Technologies such as, electronic health records, mobile applications, social media and wearable devices, the internet of things, and sensors are resulting in a treasure trove of Big Data. The continued rise of chronic disease, and the push to expand access to primary care, and the ability to combine and analyze various sources of data are transforming the industry’s practices. Healthcare organizations are turning to big data analytics projects to help reduce costs and improve outcomes. 

The Big Data Symposium will feature exciting speakers who will cover topics ranging from the use of social media and mobile apps to monitor and improve healthcare to the use of Open Data sources and visualizations for healthcare advances.

Date: Friday October 17, 2014

Location: Duval Auditorium, University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) Hospital, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: The Big Data Symposium presentations are free to attend. Parking for this event is at the expense of the attendees.

NOTE: As of Thursday October 16, 2014 2:30 pm (Tucson time) the RSVP system is closed.

Big Data Speakers


Social Media Data as a Public Data Resource Capable of Impacting Healthcare

Brian Norris, RN, MBA, FHIMSS and Mark Silverberg, MS Co-Founders of Social Health Insights LLC.

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Past Panacea: How Can Data Actually Drive Healthcare Transformation?

Basit Chaudhry M.D., Ph.D.; Founder and CEO of Tuple Health

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“Big” Healthcare Data, One Actuary’s Point of View

Jay Hazelrigs, ASA, MAAA, Vice President, Optum

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Big Data in Health Care: The Needs, the Opportunities and the Technologies

Marvin J. Slepian, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Co-founder and Chairman of SynCardia Systems, Inc.

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Predicting Asthma Related Emergency Room Admissions Using Big Data from EHR, Social Media, and Sensor Datasets

Sudha Ram, Ph.D., Professor of MIS, Director, INSITE Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

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At the Intersection of Integrated Care and Technology, An Industry Perspective

Brian Ellerman, MS, MT (ASCP), Head, Technology Scouting and Information Science Innovation, Global R&D External Science & Partnering, S&I and Walt Gall, Ph.D., Saffron Technologies.


Panel Discussion: The Future of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities

palmer_evans Moderated by Palmer C. Evans, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, Three-Sixty Advisory Group, Executive-in-Residence, Health Care Management, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
wendy_angelo Wendy Angelo, M.D., ACMIO, Phoenix Children's Hospital
john_barto John Barto, Healthcare Evangelist. Microsoft
joseph_colorafi Joseph Colorafi, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Dignity Health
yves_lussier Yves Lussier, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Informatics, BIO5 and the Cancer Center, Associate Vice-President, Health Sciences, University of Arizona


Thank you Banner Health for your generous support of this program.