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Thursday, March 12, 2015: Healthy Analytics and Using a Decision-Making Model to Improve Decision Quality

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear LA/OC BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming Los Angeles-Orange County TDWI Chapter meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects.  Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:

 

 

Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 546-7511
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Website: http://www.marriott.com

Topics:

“Healthy Analytics” by Waleed Bassyoni, Senior Manager of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Reporting at Hoag Hospital.
“Using a Decision-Making Model to Improve Decision Quality” by David Loshin, Principal Consultant at Knowledge Integrity, Inc. and published author.

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Agenda:

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Arrivals and Networking

2:30– 2:45 p.m.

Welcome and Sponsor Introductions

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

“Healthy Analytics” by Waleed Bassyoni, Senior Manager of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Reporting at Hoag Hospital.

 

Abstract
How analytics at Hoag Hospital are propelling better care, increased patient satisfaction, at more affordable prices for the communities which it serves.
The current healthcare landscape presents a significant challenge to provider hospitals in the form an aging population, reduced reimbursements, and significant regulatory changes to the insurance market place (Affordable Care Act).

Hoag hospital has been a leading provider of technology enabled Healthcare in Orange County. In addition to automating the vast majority of its hospital operations, it is using analytics as a primary tool for meeting and even excelling within that environment through leveraging its enterprise data assets. Far from being an overnight process, this only became possible through a vision and investments made over the past 3 years to build an advanced analytic platform and recruit a talented BI team.
Key aspects of this program:
Explanations and illustrations of analytic healthcare use cases such as Acute disease management, Patient Flow, Clinical Effectiveness, Surgical Operation optimization, Supply chain optimization, and patient satisfaction.

  • The role of data governance process & technology in supporting a robust analytics program.
  • How to effectively partner with key groups in the organization.
  • An agile method for delivering analytics that minimizes risk and ensures business alignment.

And to conclude, a vision will be shared regarding Hoag’s intent to build upon its current analytic capabilities and extend it to even more complex healthcare issues.

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

15 Minute Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

“Using a Decision-Making Model to Improve Decision Quality” by David Loshin, Principal Consultant at Knowledge Integrity, Inc. and published author.

 

Abstract
Early data warehouses and marts used for business intelligence that targeted senior management reporting were called “decision support systems,” but what does it really mean to “support” a decision? More commonly these systems are used to facilitate decision-making in a broad array of scenarios, providing guidance for the decision before it is made and reinforcement of the process after the decision is made, all with the intent to help people make better decisions.
Understanding what type of information is expected to make a particular decision is one step in considering the variables that are relevant for improving the process as well as ways that the right amount of information can streamline or optimize those variables. This presentation introduces a simple model that abstracts some of the key facets of a decision-making scenario and can help highlight where potential gaps in knowledge can impede optimal decision-making.
The presentation will then consider how “decision quality” can be assessed using a number of dimensions such as informedness, timeliness, completeness, and optimality of outcome. In turn, we describe how a model for a decision-making scenario encompasses at the very least these characteristic features:

  • Business use case
  • Relevant actors
  • Business question to be answered
  • Inputs to the decision
  • Decision points in the scenario
  • Choices presented to the decision-maker
  • Desired outcomes
  • Performance measures
  • Attendees will learn about
  • Describing desired outcomes of a decision
  • Identifying the decision points within a business process flow
  • Assessing what types of decisions are properly informed
  • How actors can be guided to make optimal choices
  • Leveraging information that will lead to better overall optimal performance

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Event

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Bios of Presenters

Waleed Bassyoni
Waleed Bassyoni is Senior Manager of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Reporting at Hoag Hospital. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the America University in Cairo (AUC), a Master’s in Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management, and is a Certified Business Intelligence professional (CBIP) from TDWI. His 15+ years of experience in Information technology, are primarily focused on Data Management and Business Intelligence.
During the past 3 years, he stood up and expanded the Business Intelligence practice at Hoag Hospital from the infrastructure, team, user adoption, and data governance perspectives. Prior to joining Hoag, he worked at Kaiser Permanente for 11 years as the Lead Solution Consultant tasked with architecting and executing Kaiser’s Enterprise Data Warehouse initiative.
David Loshin
Recognized worldwide as an information management industry thought leader, David has dedicated many years to popularizing best practices for business intelligence, data governance, performance computing, master data management, predictive analytics, and data quality.  David is a published author of many books:
“Business Intelligence – The Savvy Manager’s Guide”
“The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Quality Improvement”
“Master Data Management”
“Enterprise Knowledge Management – The Data Quality Approach”
David is seen as an industry thought leader in the Business Intelligence and Information Value space, as a monthly columnist for the Business Intelligence Network, as well as a frequent presenter at the Data Warehousing Institute World Conferences and Enterprise Data World.

 

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