Healthcare Analytics Summit 21 Virtual

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Sept. 21-23, 2021


Call for Presenters – HAS 21

We are now accepting nominations for Breakout Sessions, the Analytics Showcase, and the AI Showcase for the upcoming Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 21) virtual event, September 21-23, 2021.

Please submit your proposal online no later than Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Questions can be sent to



We’re Looking for Presenters for the Following:

  • Breakout Sessions – Approximately 45 minutes, consisting of a 30-35 minute pre-recorded presentation and 10-15 minutes of live, virtual Q&A. Breakout presenters are responsible for developing the content for the presentation and participating in a pre-event rehearsal. Health Catalyst will provide the presentation template and graphic design assistance. We are selective when choosing Breakout Session speakers. The Breakout Sessions will take place on Tuesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 23.
  • The Analytics Showcase – A unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with attendees to share successes. The Analytics Showcase features improvement case study stations and is less formal, consisting of a 10-minute pre-recorded presentation followed by live, virtual discussions. The Analytics Showcase will take place on Wednesday, September 22.
  • The AI Showcase – This continues to be a HAS highlight. Once again, we will showcase examples of AI, NLP, and machine learning in healthcare, in an interactive virtual format. Presenters will have a 5-minute pre-recorded presentation, followed by a live session where attendees can ask presenters in-depth questions. The AI Showcase will take place on Wednesday, September 22.


Presenter Topics

We are particularly interested in presentations that highlight the use of data and analytics to achieve value in these five categories (see a list of potential topics in these categories below):

  • Financial Improvement (Increased Revenue, Reduced Costs)
  • Improved Patient Safety and Clinical Quality/Operations
  • Innovative Analytics/Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Life Sciences
  • Population Health Management and Services, and Value-Based Care (Payers and Providers)

Please submit your proposal online by Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Questions can be sent to

We are excited to receive your proposals (you can submit more than one initiative), and we look forward to learning and sharing with you at HAS 21 Virtual.



Sample Topics for the Five Categories:

Financial Improvement (Increased Revenue, Reduced Costs)

  • Increased payments (improved collection rate, cash acceleration, charge capture, payer contracts)
  • Increased volume (increased capacity, improved access, reduced referral leakage, care expansion)
  • Expansion (expanded service lines, mergers and acquisitions, life science trials revenue, digital retail)
  • Pricing transparency and activity-based costing
  • Reduced labor costs, staffing costs, provider contracts
  • Optimized supply chain (pharmacy, surgical supplies, general supplies, blood utilization, …)
  • Other areas (reduced clinical support costs, improved analytics efficiencies, reduced “low-value” care)
  • Payer/provider collaboration and best practices
  • Improved ambulatory operations (e.g., capacity and access—increased visits, time to third next available appointment, etc.)
  • Improved ambulatory economics (e.g., average loss per provider, work RVUs per provider)

Improved Patient Safety and Clinical Quality/Operations

  • Improved patient safety (reduced safety events and infections, voluntary reporting, liability, and safety excellence)
  • Improved clinical operations (e.g., reduced readmissions, service lines improvements, research)
  • Improved health equity
  • Reduced unwarranted care variation
  • Improved COVID-19 outcomes (admission avoidance, LOS, mortality, costs)
  • Reduced overtreatment
  • Using IT to improve medication management
  • Sustained exemplary outcomes during COVID-19
  • Growing ambulatory sites and primary care
  • Expanding networks of care

Innovative Analytics/Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • AI, Machine Learning, NLP, or predictive analytics use cases
  • Best practices or lessons learned (what to do, what to avoid) in healthcare AI
  • Utilizing AI to prioritize opportunities and interventions to maximize value
  • Integrating AI into existing BI tools and applications
  • Empowering health equity with AI
  • Eliminating biases in healthcare data science
  • Choosing and building predictive models
  • Deploying predictive models
  • Using AI to prescriptively optimize interventions
  • Addressing the AI bias and equity challenge
  • Integrating data science or data scientists into your analytics or analytics organization
  • Best practices in becoming a data-driven organization
  • Transforming your analytics team
  • How to deliver data to the masses
  • Effectively telling stories with data and data visualization
  • The softer skills side of data and analytics
  • Big data
  • Driving data and decision-making back into the EMR at the point of care (i.e., closed-loop analytics)
  • Outsourcing (e.g., data and analytics, chart abstraction, etc.)
  • Innovative mobile capture and tracking solutions
  • Digitizing key healthcare processes

Life Sciences

  • Real-world evidence
  • Precision Medicine
  • Digital medicine (digital therapeutics)
  • Improve trials and trials recruitment
  • Biotech
  • Small-n diseases

Population Health Management and Services, and Value-Based Care (Payers and Providers)

  • Lessons learned/best practices to traverse the fee-for-service to value-based care journey
  • Using data and analytics to negotiate value-based contracts with payers
  • Using AI to improve quality and avert unnecessary spending
  • Data and analytics to help improve health equity
  • Streamlining and integrating quality measures to improve quality measure performance
  • Optimizing population health finance and operations (e.g., PMPM, ED visits, high-cost imaging, post-acute care utilization, care gap closure, etc.)
  • Care management, quality measures performance, operations, contracting
  • Effective use of social determinants of health
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Innovative community and health system partnerships

Thank You for a Great Virtual Summit! See You Next Year for HAS 21.

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