Michael Houck is a Healthcare Data Scientist at Albany Medical Center which is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center. Michael is responsible for the design, development, and deployment of analytics and business intelligence capabilities that enable clinical and administrative leadership to make data-informed decisions in support of Albany Medical Center’s mission-oriented activities. His expertise and demeanor allow Michael to collaborate and consensus-build across the workforce with the same poise whether with the front-line caregivers or members of the C-suite. Prior to joining Albany Med, Michael served as a BI Analyst with IBM. He is dedicated to continuous process improvement through reducing inefficiencies, automating processes, and rapidly delivering innovative solutions. He has over fifteen years’ experience delivering elegant data solutions following a data science framework of business understanding, data understanding, statistical analysis, and data storytelling. Michael earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Tufts University.