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OR039 Leveraging Data with Jose Pedro Almeida, Digital Health Leader using Big Data

Episode 41

OR039 Leveraging Data with Jose Pedro Almeida, Digital Health Leader using Big Data

Jose Pedro Almeida is a digital health Innovator using big data to save lives. Healthcare analytics leader, passionate about solving hospital real-life clinical problems with data intelligence.

His work was awarded the HIMSS Digital Health Award (2016), the Microsoft Worldwide Innovation Award 2014 (U.S.A) and the “European Big Data & Analytics Solution of the Year” (London) as he helped build a unique BigData system to help predict ICU admissions 7 days in advance inside a hospital (HVITAL).

He has led several Digital Health projects successfully in a challenging acute hospital environment (1100 beds,5600 employees), with deep analytics and project management expertise. These projects are worth more than 8M dollars.

Now leading a talented high-tech team of 8 trying to redesign the future of patient care.

Why healthcare? I was thinking of becoming a doctor but I realized I can do much better working outside medical space but close to it. I took Medical Engineering degree and masters in Medical Informatics. I also took other courses focusing on information retrieval, IT, analytics and big data analysis and hospital data.

How have you created results by doing things differently? Analyze the hype around big data and what is the reality. Approach that starts small and focus on specific issues that are happening now. Go to the field and talk to people.

Setbacks that you learned from: Be careful about choosing your suppliers, build relationship of trust. Try to do proof of concept – don’t deliver the final concept.

Exciting Project: Deep learning – deep patient vision, capturing 2,000 variables every hour.

Jose 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Leveraging data

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Not involving people

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

We need to think 10 years in advance

4.One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Focus on operational problems

Recommended Book/s:

Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking

Closing Thought: We need to think about solving problems that will save lives and time and we should be data-driven.

The Best Way To Contact :

Linkedin – Jose Pedro Almeida

Twitter – @jpedroalmeida

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