Are Hoosiers getting healthier? Putting data analytics to work



Regenstrief Institute
1101 West 10th Street
Get directions

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 8-10 AM

Sponsored by Ice Miller and organized by Regenstrief Institute,, and TechPoint.

Indiana’s Opportunities to Lead in Digital Health

As a community, we’re facing serious health problems nationally and in Indiana. However, we can do something about it, especially given the robust and sophisticated health information exchange infrastructure and advanced digital health tools and approaches we already have right here and now.

Join us and be part of the solution!

We’ve created a series of three workshops with the goal of bringing the healthcare research and tech communities closer together. These three, 2-hour breakfast workshops are sponsored by Ice Miller; and organized by Regenstrief Institute,, and TechPoint.

WORKSHOP 1: Are Hoosiers getting healthier? Putting data analytics to work – JAN

WORKSHOP 2: Can we do better at achieving wellness? Leveraging HIT – FEB

WORKSHOP 3: Is personalized care the answer? It’s all about YOU(r health) – MARCH

Each workshop will feature two special guest speakers who will deliver brief 10-minute presentations on emerging healthcare research and technologies followed by group discussion and Q&A.


WORKSHOP 1: Are Hoosiers getting healthier? Putting data analytics to work

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Featuring: Paul Halverson, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health & Titus Schleyer, Regenstrief Institute

PaulH Titus2

Indiana is one of the most wired states with respect to healthcare in the nation. Yet, it ranks low on many important health outcomes, such as deaths from cancer and cardiovascular disease, smoking, physical inactivity and infant mortality.

Health data and statistics gathered by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control typically tell us where we stand in terms of health rankings. But these data are neither real-time nor comprehensive in terms of describing the situation in Indiana.

To improve health and healthcare in Indiana, we need more up-to-date, comprehensive and actionable information. One important source for such information is the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), which aggregates real-time healthcare information for hundreds of healthcare facilities and millions of patients.

Analyzing this information in a targeted but systematic way could provide better insights and help us make better decisions about health status, health services and health policy. We have the data but lack the necessary analytics capabilities.

QUESTION: Is this shortcoming actually an opportunity for the research and tech community to come together and solve for real-time, comprehensive health data?