Imran Qureshi

Chief Software Development Officer, Health Catalyst

Imran is the Chief Software Development Officer at Health Catalyst where he is responsible for all software development in the company.  He also leads the Engineering team building the Data Operating System (DOS).  Before Health Catalyst, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Acupera where he led the team that built the care management platform that was successfully implemented in Ascension, Montefiore, Kaiser, and other health systems. Prior to that, Imran was VP of Engineering at CareAnyware, where he led development of the largest cloud-based EHR for Home Health and Hospice. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft, including building the slideshow for PowerPoint and building the email experience for Hotmail. He holds several patents and has a Computer Science degree from Stanford University. Imran lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Elsie, and 11-year-old twins, Zane and Malaya. He has only recently gotten comfortable with being the least smart person in the family.

Speaker Sessions

22 – The Data Operating System: What It Really Means and Why You Will Need It

When it comes to the future of your analytics strategy, data will be at the center, not your EMR. In fact, when it comes to big programs such as population health, ACO and improving the bottom line, your EMR has only about 8 percent of what you’re going to need. This session will present a solution to many data issues healthcare organizations are now facing, the Data Operating System.

In this session Imran will describe both the technical approach behind a Data Operating System, but will also bring it to life by describing many use case scenarios which today are frustrations but tomorrow can be solved by the innovative DOS concept.  Some of these user scenarios include:

  1. Doctors are over-measured but under-informed. They face an ever changing set of re-imbursement rules that are different for each payer. They are over-worked and barely get to spend time with their family because they are spending more and more time just entering data into the EHR.
  2. Patients have to make confusing care decisions without a good framework to do so. They are confronted with bills that are impossible to understand and find themselves paying ever more out-of-pocket. They are faced with a multitude of apps that requires them to enter their medical history before getting any value.
  3. Hospital IT has to manage a system of applications held together by duct tape that all install differently and work differently. Each of these applications is a silo that has to be fed data in a regular manner.
  4. Hospital security officers have various software vendors coming up and asking to do all kinds of things with data. Without the tools to manage security they face an impossible task.
  5. Hospital CEOs have a bunch of hospital systems they’ve acquired but can’t get them to talk to each other. They are increasingly subject to risk-based contracts without the ability to understand the risk and how to manage it.
  6. Startups in Silicon Valley are doing tremendous work in AI and Deep Learning but face a Herculean task to actually get their applications connected to data and working in health systems.

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