IQSC’s First Annual Data Event is underway!

And we’re off! The DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s First Annual Information Quality Services Center (IQSC) Data User’s Educational Event is underway this morning at the Texas Woman’s University campus in Dallas. Titled “Healthcare Data: Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive,” the all-day seminar has a full-house of more than 125 attendees and will include 13 speakers and six presentations.

“We are thrilled by this year’s participation,” said Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFWHC Foundation. “’Big Data’ is the future and today’s seminar is a great educational opportunity for healthcare employees here in North Texas.”

Katherine Rowell opened today’s event with the presentation “You have the Data, but can you see the Story?” Katherine is co-founder and principal of Katherine S. Rowell & Associates and HealthDataViz, a Boston firm that specializes in helping healthcare organizations organize, design and present visual displays of data to inform their decisions and stimulate action.

She will be followed by Derek Garrison and Shrujan Amin discussing “Practical Steps Towards Building a Data Quality Program.”

Derek is co-founder of Cipe Consulting Group, LLC, and focuses on helping healthcare organizations develop strategies to create business value from their EMR systems.

Shrujan is a data scientist at the Care Coordination Institute, a company that empowers transformation for better health by supporting an organization’s success in population health through the transition to value-based care.

Katherine Rowell