I was pleased to be able to spend some time this week with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). If you are not familiar with SAMSI, it is a partnership of Duke University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) focused on statistical and mathematical sciences. They held a great conference this week on Advanced in Precision and Personalized Medicine, and I was fortunate to be able to share some of the progress we’ve made at UNC Health Care in unlocking opportunities in data sciences and analytics. It was impressive to see so many people convened together on this topic. I wasn’t able to stay long, but did get the opportunity to see Glen Colopy’s presentation on monitoring for clinical deterioration, which was excellent.
I was delighted to be able to serve as a judge for the 2019 Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC). It is always exciting to see clinicians and students from all different backgrounds collaborating on new ways of looking at health care problems. I was really impressed with several of the pitches I saw. If you are not familiar with the event, WRAL Techwire did a nice story about it. You can also find out more about this annual event at their website thincweekend.org.
UNC, Duke, and other universities in our state have a joint Health Informatics Research Seminar series, and they were kind enough to ask me to come share some thoughts on the state of the health analytics industry. You can see a recording of the talk titled Making Medicine Smarter Through Analytics and Data Sciences by clicking the seminar broadcast link.