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University of St. Thomas, Healthcare BI Summit Launch Think Tank Event Series on Healthcare Data Trends

The University of St. Thomas and the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit will partner this week on the first of a new think-tank series of events, the Healthcare Business Intelligence Speaker Series. The program is designed to provide healthcare executives, clinical leaders and IT professionals with insight into data trends and best practices in healthcare data analytics and management.

Sponsored by Lancet Software℠, the first of two in-depth sessions, Analytics Adventures in Accountable Care, a Pioneer’s Experience, takes place April 11, 2013. Presented by Sam VanNorman, Director of Business Intelligence and Clinical Analytics at Park Nicollet Health System, the session is set to examine the healthcare organization’s experience as they transition from a fee-for-service model to an accountable care model against the backdrop of the changing national healthcare landscape.

“Data has never been more important in healthcare management,” says Laura Madsen, founder of the Healthcare BI Summit and Speaker Series. “The national healthcare landscape is evolving rapidly and bringing sweeping, mandated change to the way organizations will collect, analyze and manage their operational data. In cooperation with St. Thomas’ Center for Health and Medical Affairs we created the Healthcare Business Intelligence Speaker Series to help healthcare executives, clinical professionals and the broader healthcare data community understand the implications and find solutions that can help them improve efficiency, save costs and ultimately create better care across the board.”

Session Details

Date: April 11, 2013

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT

Cost: FREE (Registration is required)

Register at:

Location: University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, Terrence Murphy Hall, Thornton Auditorium; 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Healthcare Business Intelligence Speaker Series includes two individual events in 2013, quarterly events in 2014 and is a partner series to the annual Healthcare BI Summit that takes place in Minneapolis in September. The Healthcare BI Summit is a one day, free event providing education and networking for healthcare professionals. Attendees learn the latest trends, best practices and "how to" solutions for healthcare data management and analytics from industry experts, technology leaders and cutting-edge thinkers in the BI community.

For more information on the Speaker Series or the Healthcare BI Summit visit

About the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit

The Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit is a free, one-day event providing education and networking for healthcare professionals. Attendees learn the latest trends, best practices and "how to" solutions for healthcare data management and analytics from industry experts, technology leaders and cutting edge BI thinkers in the BI community.

About the University of St. Thomas' Center for Health and Medical Affairs

As part of the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, the Center for Health & Medical Affairs (CHMA) promotes the achievement of excellence in health care leadership and management through research, community outreach and the collaborative development of innovative professional and executive educational programs.

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