Foundation’s IQSC Data User’s seminar is wrapping up!

Dan Watson (l to r), Jimmy Shah, Dr. Oanh Nguyen and Shawn Sutherland.

They’re on the home stretch!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s First Annual Information Quality Services Center (IQSC) Data User’s Educational Event is nearing the end today at the Texas Woman’s University campus in Dallas. Titled “Healthcare Data: Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive,” the all-day seminar was highlighted by 13 speakers talking Big Data to a room of 125 attendees.

Robert Felps, a data security expert from Third Rock, gave participants a “Cure for the HIPAA Headache.”

Dan Watson closed the event by moderating a panel made up of Jimmy Shah of Methodist Health System; Dr. Oanh Nguyen of UT Southwestern; and Shawn Sutherland of UT Southwestern discussing “Data Analytics to Outcomes.”

This year’s event also included abstract poster presentations highlighting the utilization of hospital discharge data, with more than 20 submitted.

“It’s been a great day with some fantastic presentations,” said Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFWHC Foundation. “We have literally heard from healthcare data experts from across the country today. This is an important topic for the future of healthcare and we couldn’t have asked for more energetic participation.”

Sponsors included:


Axis Group/Qlik

DataBay Resources

Third Rock
Verge Health

Post Acute Analytics, LLC

For information on the presentations, please contact Theresa Mendoza at 469-648-5035 or; or Jordania Lilly at 469-648-5122 or

Jimmy Shah

Robert Felps