MS in Data Science - Seminar Series: The Rise of Informatics

Friday, October 5, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

On-Campus Event - 101 Howard St., Room 150

**All talks are streamed live on our Facebook page at facebook.com/usfca.msds/. Coffee is provided at the in-person seminar**

Title: The Rise of Informatics

Speaker: Kriti Bhatia

Abstract:
Healthcare has been transforming from a volume model to value, where patient satisfaction is at the forefront. Data driven decisions and timely information are now becoming a critical component to create value by making patients and consumers the core of their strategies. Data driven approaches can help improve preventative care, drive business decisions, and reduce overall costs of care. This talk will go over why healthcare needs big data and how healthcare institutions like Sutter are using data, specifically Informatics to improve patient care. Sutter has focused on cases regarding Chemotherapy, Sepsis, and Opioids. This talk will address a data driven case Sutter has successfully implemented and the direction Informatics is heading.

Bio:
Kriti is the Director of Chapter Development for Women in Data. She holds a B.S. in Economics from University of Nevada, Reno and has taken analytics courses from UC Berkeley. Currently, she is a Business Intelligence Analyst II for the Clinical Variation Reduction Team at Sutter Health. Prior to Sutter, Kriti helped establish an analytical platform for Stanford Health. Kriti is passionate about IT, specifically utilizing data for strategic insights in order to drive change.