Chicago, IL
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Oct. 2-3, 2017

Ben Cleveland

Data Scientist
UnityPoint Health

Ben Cleveland is the Data Scientist at UnityPoint Health, where he focused on designing and operationalizing data products that utilize advanced data modeling techniques for the purposes of clinical excellence, strategic planning, and improvement within a large health system. His past work contains descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics use cases spanning from inpatient settings to ambulatory clinics and population health teams. Ben is passionate about using data to inform clinical and operation decision-making, and his work has earned industry recognition through numerous awards and speaking engagements.

October 2, 2017
1:30pm - 2:00pm

UnityPoint Health, a 30,000-employee healthcare system with nearly 1,000 physicians, in Des Moines, Iowa, had the tools but lacked the know-how to get the most out of them. But what came next changed everything. Adapting workflows and perceptions while moving toward data-driven decision-making began to reveal real change. By focusing more intentionally on analytics adoption and coaching with the care team at a pilot hospital, Unity Point saw a 40 percent improvement in risk adjusted readmission index over three years, surpassing internal system targets in performance and becoming the top performer in the health system.  

Today, UnityPoint incorporates a comprehensive care coordination strategy for reducing readmissions through reporting, descriptive statistics, and predictive analytics. Importantly, the care team has successfully adopted these tools within its daily workflows.

Key takeaways:  

  • Overview of the analytics tools and methodologies.
  • Discussion on strategies and tactics for analytics adoption.
  • Highlights of building partnerships between analytics teams and care teams.

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