Jim Balbach is Executive Director of Decision Support at Community Health Network (CHNw) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim leads Data Sciences and Decision Support teams including caregivers skilled in developing BI solutions, advanced analytics, machine learning, and predictive models across all areas of CHNw. The team, consisting of Senior Business Intelligence Analysts, Statisticians and a Data Scientist has implemented PowerCosting, implemented predictive models, care gap analysis, survey analytics, goal setting and tracking, and labor analytic solutions. Jim specializes in financial modeling, labor economics, and operational analysis. Jim joined CHNw in 2002. Prior to joining, Jim worked for Carle of Illinois working in Decision Support for both Carle and Health Alliance Medical Plans for eight years. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1995.