HDAA 2021 -- 300 attendees, three dozen presenters and panelists, more than a dozen online sessions packed into six intense hours. The HDAA annual conference has always been the highlight of the professional year, and November 10, 2021, was no exception. As always, HDAA members demonstrated their expertise with stories from the front lines of healthcare analytics.

Dr. Monique Smith from Atlanta kicked us off with an inspiring yet sobering keynote address about the importance of multiple perspectives in the stories we tell with our data. We normally do not make our proceedings available to the public, but Dr. Smith's address warrants a wider audience. Click the image below to listen.



The Healthcare Data and Analytics Association (HDAA) is a volunteer organization comprised of over two thousand of the Healthcare Industry’s leading Data and Analytics professionals from over 400 leading healthcare providers including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger, Intermountain Healthcare, Providence, Mercy, Baptist Health, Catholic Health, Adventist Health, MD Anderson, Mt. Sinai, Sutter Health, Henry Ford, UPMC, Universities like Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Northwestern, Baylor, Penn State, Duke, University of Utah, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois, Maine, etc.

Every month, hundreds of these professionals collaborate through webinars on topics relevant to the most current data and analytic needs impacting improved healthcare delivery, including the following: 

  • Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics and Algorithm Development
  • Data Warehousing and Data Lakes
  • Analytics from leading EMR vendors like Epic, Cerner, etc.
  • Population Health Analytics
  • Data Governance
  • How to create, staff and run a data and analytics organization
  • Managing data from ICU devices, consumer wearables, genomic data, claims data, socioeconomic data, unstructured data in clinical notes, patient reported data, etc.



Gain access to years of materials from the healthcare industry's leading data and analytics professionals.

  • HDAA annual conference presentations
  • Posters
  • Panel discussions
  • Webinars - presentations and recordings

 Immediately connect to a network of over 2,000 of your peers: 

  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Medical Information Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Research Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Chief Actuaries
  • Directors and Managers of Data and Analytics, Data Warehousing, Data Governance, Business Intelligence, Population Health, Clinical Research, Clinical Informatics, Clinical Decision Support, Financial Analytics, Process Improvement, Operations, Precision Medicine
  • Data Analysts, Data Architects, Data Scientists, Data Stewards, Data Integration Architects
  • Statistical Analysts, Medical Informaticists, Actuaries
  • Database and Data Warehouse Developers, Administrators, Architects
  • Developers: SQL, R, Python, SAS

Collaboration Forums: Interact daily with other HDAA members through forums like these

  • Advanced Analytics (including data science, machine learning and AI)
  • Business Intelligence and Data Visualization
  • Data and Analytics Leaders
  • Data Governance
  • Data Warehouse and Data Lakes (including ETL and big data)
  • Cerner
  • Epic
  • Pediatrics
  • Population Health
  • Women in Analytics

Ask A Question

  • Ask any data and analytics question and get an answer same day (to same week) from other data and analytics professionals.



The following are illustrative topics from past HDAA presentations. As a member you can search through years of presentation materials to find both the content you are interested in and the people who made the presentations.

Healthcare Data Warehousing Research Project Results  ●  Directional BI Tool to Accelerate Performance Improvement   Clinical Decision Support Program   Data Integration Best Practices   Reference and Meta-Data in the Healthcare Warehouse   Experiences with the Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)   Online Physician Evaluation Tool   Leveraging the Warehouse for Care Management in an Integrated Delivery Network  ●  Design for Producing Core Measure Data   Leveraging Data Warehouse Information to Drive an Integrated Costing Process   An Approach to Improving Data Integrity   Supporting Mental Health   Integration With a Data Warehouse   Analysis of Ad Hoc Queries to a Clinical Data Warehouse   Cerner Analytics   Germ Watch – Informing the Front Line about Common Epidemics   Presenting Better Patient Care through Business Intelligence   Quick-start   Creating and Implementing an EDW in 18 Months   EDW & Center for Scientific Computing   Engaging Researchers to Use Healthcare Data Warehouses   Clinical Research Data Warehouse   From the Ground Up   Building a Clinical Research Data Warehouse   Using Data Warehouse to Assess a Regional Cancer Surgery Model   Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Databases   Can We Use Our Data to Inform Better Treatment Strategies?   Researchers Access EDW with Guided Query   A Pragmatic Approach to Unstructured Data   MyCohorts   A Personalized, Secure, Auditable Framework for Distributing Warehoused Clinical Data and Reports   Extracting Discrete Values from Text   Hospital Performance Management Pilot   Disease/Performance Management to Improve Patient Care   Data Rich and Information Poor   How Do We Derive Knowledge from a Data Warehouse?   Paradigm Shift in QA When Testing Data Warehouses   TaskMaster   A Centralized, Integrated and Efficient Approach to the Report Work Flow   Measuring Clinical Performance with a Dashboard   Query Tools   Operational Business Intelligence   Real-time Monitoring and Analysis of Patient Throughflow and Capacity of a High Volume Emergency Department   A Framework for Measuring the Use and Effectiveness of Decision Support   Blood Pressure from Narrative Provider Notes   The Evolution of Cerner Analytics   Lean and Mean – Keys to a Successful Business Intelligence Team   Integrating Acute and Physician Practice Data   Preparing for Bundled Payment   Addressing Query Capabilities   Front-end Interfaces   Labor Productivity Management   A Case Study of Meaningful Use of BI   Data Anomalies   Informing Enterprise Data Quality via the Research Data Warehouse   The Tale of a Two Headed Monster   bringing a new data warehouse live in parallel with a large scale Epic application deployment   A Comprehensive Data Warehouse Supporting Clinical Research   Use It or Lose It   Developing Effective Training for a Health System Data Warehouse  ●  Meta metadata management technique as systems solution in Integrated Data Repository   A Collaborative Success from Clinical Program and Enterprise Data Warehouse   It Takes a System to Make Healthcare Data Meaningful   The Data, Ma’am, Just the Data. How Do You Compare?   Leveraging Business Intelligence to Assist Clinicians Achieve More Consistent Care Practices   Is Your Analysis Phase "Standard"?   Building Integrated Enterprise Data Repository solution to support research initiative and health system operational functions   I am Not Dead Yet   Identification of False-Positive Matches to Death Master File   Building an Efficient ETL Architecture   How We Built Successful Dashboards   Data Quality Panel Discussion   Creating "Self-Documenting" Data Marts   Clinical Standard Work Metrics - Data Warehouse to Dashboard   Data Matching, Cleansing, and Standardization Processes to Create a More Useful Clinical Data Repository   Gathering Requirements   Getting the Client What They Want   Optimizing Integrated Data Structures for Developers and Users   Performance Measurement Engagement – Bringing People on Board to Improve Quality   Secure, Structured Exploration of the Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Sets   A “NoSQL” Technology Based Approach   Practical BI Governance   Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of an Enterprise BI Competency Center   Developing a Security Model for Reporting Across a large healthcare organization   A Cancer Research Impact Approach to Data Quality and Dashboard Design  ●  The design and implementation of an open-source, data-driven research cohort identification and enrollment system   Meaningful Use Panel Discussion   Healthcare Data Warehouse Story   From Start To Finish In Six Months   An Approach to Collaborative EDW Development  ●  Organizational and technical roadmap for fostering data-driven decision making   Daily Access Reporting Tool (DART) to support patient flow in the ED    A Self-Discovering, Fully Automated ETL Toolkit   Trials and Tribulations of Building an Enterprise Clinical Data Repository   Corporate Scorecard from Nightmare to Not-So-Bad   Operational Reporting Datamart   Enhancing Study Recruitment through Effective Infrastructure   Performance improvements using Informatica and SQL Server  ●  Patient Survey Data - automating data flow is only the beginning   Provider Credentialing   How to gain street cred with your providers   A secure high-performance remote computing environment for research   Migration   Mastering the Target   Value Achieved From Surgical Quality Improvement & Cardiovascular Data   Metadata Driven ETL   Dramatic ETL Performance Gains through Dynamic Load Sequencing   Hospital Transforms Care with a Data-Driven Approach   Real Time Automated Readmissions Risk Prediction to Facilitate Early Interventions   What we learned and would do differently in Building an EDW   Greasing the Gears of your BI Machine   With some Real Cool Collaboration   Targeting change in an integrated delivery network with SQLServer   Getting Serious About Data Governance   The Power of Human Resource Data in a Healthcare Data Warehouse   Improving Patient Outcomes with the Medical Home Decision Support System   Population Health   Aligning Physicians' clinical care with organizational strategic priorities   Text Mining and De-identification   unstructured clinical documentation in a Data Warehouse   Documentation is not a Four Letter Word   Strategy for Mapping ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes with GEMs (General Equivalence Mappings)   Lessons Learned from Inpatient Meaningful Use Certification   OpTime-izing Surgical Encounter Data for Robust Analysis   Patient Continuum - Why you need to build one   Developing a Metrics Data Schema - A Conversation on Wrangling 500+ Metrics across Institutional Constituencies   Development of Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Dashboard   Making the Move from SQL Server to a Data Warehouse Appliance   Cost Analysis System to Support Value Driven Outcomes   Use of iPad Technology to Monitor Quality Indicators   Measuring Data Quality in an Ambulatory Electronic Health Record   Getting to Zero   Use of Analytic Tools to Enable Efficient CLABSI Monitoring   Hospital system Dashboard   Driving Performance from the Top  ●  Patient Satisfaction Surveys  ●  Professional Practice Evaluation Program   Health Data Warehousing Evaluation   Geospatially Enabling EDW Tool   Using a data warehouse to assist with chart abstraction for submission of Accountable Care Organization quality measures   We captured millions – You can too…   Improving Patient Satisfaction Responses with a Customized Electronic Survey – An Exercise in Benefits Analysis   Value Driven Outcomes   Participation in CMS’s Pioneer ACO Program   Physician, Heal Thyself   A Proposed Framework for the Evaluation of Health Data Warehousing   Risky Business - Using Claims Data to identify high-risk patients that can be helped by Case Management   Medication Reconciliation Mobile BI Reports   Creating and maintaining "Golden" records   a journey, not a jaunt   The Myth of Buying a Packaged Data Warehouse   Data Technologies – Where do they fit in Healthcare?   Cancer Therapy Wait Times iPad Dashboard   A Roadmap to Constructing a Clinical Research Data Warehouse Enterprise  ●  Developing a BI Program   Healthcare Data Warehousing Evaluation Study   Findings and Conclusions   Master Data Management   Leveraging Datamarts for Complex business Reporting   Hospital Scorecards to Manage Medical Expenses  ●  Stumbling Through the Dark – Project Planning Pitfalls and Lessons Learned - An Analysts Perspective  ●  Building Relationships Between Finance and Accounts Receivable   Using Predictive Modeling to Create and Implement a High Risk Medicare Roster   Patient Centered Analytics   Informing Clinical Transformation   Progress, Transparency and Accountability   It Takes a Collaborative   The Intersection of Health and Location   Using Geomedicine to Identify Geographic Patterns of Hospital Readmissions   Panel - Organizational Structure Topics   Realizing a Paradigm Shift in Data Access Methods   Shared Measure Framework  ●  Bring Out Your Data  ●  Helping Users to Help Themselves: Data Visualization Principles and Their Application to Population Health Analytics  ●  From Data Warehouse to Process Improvement



There is NO COST to join HDAA. HDAA is a completely volunteer organization.The entire organization is funded through revenue from our annual conferences.



This is an exceptional healthcare data and analytics organization where you can get answers to your data and analytics questions, share lessons learned with other industry professionals, get first hand validation of data and analytics vendors claims and accelerate your adoption of data and analytics to produce better healthcare outcomes and cost improvements for your healthcare system.

Please join this valuable group and consider joining us for our annual conference.



NOTE: HDAA membership is not open to vendors and consultants. Click on the link below to see full HDAA membership criteria.
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