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OR042 How to Generate Clean Data with Sanjay Joshi, Chief of Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences at H2O.ai

Episode 44

OR042 How to Generate Clean Data with Sanjay Joshi, Chief of Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences at H2O.ai

Sanjay Joshi is a seasoned professional and leader with more than 25 years’ practical experience in healthcare and the life sciences. A “skunkworks” engineer, bioengineer and informaticist with a “non-reductionist” systems view of the real world.

Currently focused on patient care and population health using intelligent systems and infrastructures for Devices (IoT), Genomics, Proteomics, Microbiomics, Imaging and its integration and interoperability with the phenotype (EMR).

Why Healthcare? My grandfather was one of my mentors who is a trained physician.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  How to generate clean data

How do you work on getting cleaner data? Training physicians.

Setbacks that you learned from: Making data-driven decisions and budget.

Message about data-driven decision: Plan well, have plan b and c. Understand the risks. Plan the budget. Make data-driven decisions.

Proudest leadership moments: We built a multi-dimensional analytics engine using spectro analysis and made it work. It took us more than a year to convert into two dimensional chart .

Exciting Project: Utilizing graphical processing unit, visualization and feature engineering

Sanjay 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

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

Ask the right questions, collect  the data cleanly, be aware of the biases, built the trust relationship with the population, respect privacy.

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

1) Don’t think you know everything 2) bias

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

Don’t lose sight of your core values as an organization

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

Try and reduce the complexity both in process and understanding

Recommended Book/s:

Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System

The Violinist’s Thumb

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Closing Thought:

Life is what happens between what you plan for it (John Lennon)

The Best Way To Contact Sanjay:

LinkedIn – Sanjay Joshi

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