The 2011 SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference has drawn to a close, and it was one of the best yet. Thanks to everyone who attended, we had the largest number of registrations ever!
SAS recently opened a new conference center here at our headquarters in Cary, NC – Building C – and this event was the first large-scale conference held at the new facilities. My office happens to be located in this new facility, so I’ve had a few weeks to get accustomed to where things are at, but this was the first time I got to really experience the conference facilities – very cool. We also tried a new mobile app for the event.
As opposed to me trying to summarize all of the different topics and points covered in the conference, let me just direct you to the #SASHLS11 Twitter feed for the event – it gives a more comprehensive perspective than mine anyway! One thing that is not in the Twitter feed are some photos of the event:
A few more items I will mention specifically:
- We will post video replays of the conference as soon as they are available – just check back here.
[Update] Videos are available for Kecia Serwin, Tom Daschle, Jim Davis, Tom Davenport, and the executive leadership panel discussion.
- A variety of free downloads were made available at the conference, including
- Research into health analytics conducted by the International Institute of Analytics
- A new SAS booklet of case studies and discussions around the topic of health insights and analytics
- We have posted some white papers about health analytics in health plans – one summarizing a research project we conducted with Stonegate Advisors, and another showcasing how other companies have already addressed some of the top trends in health plans today with analytics.
- The announcement for my new team – the SAS Center for Health Analytics & Insights (CHAI) – was picked up by the media for those looking for more details: The News & Observer, MedCity News (covering Daschle and CHAI), WRAL, FierceBiotech IT, and HISTalk to name a few.
Hope to see you next year!