CHAI launches online community for health care, life sciences

The SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights (CHAI) has launched an online community to connect leaders and practitioners in the health and life sciences industries who are dedicated to transforming health care.

CHAI Managing Director Jason Burke announced the community, known as the Center for Health Analytics, this morning during opening remarks at the 9th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference.

“We want to facilitate a different dialogue about health transformation," Burke said. “Our research with health plans, health providers and life sciences firms finds that health analytics is pivotal to a cost-effective and outcomes-oriented health system. But the work requires collaboration. This open community will help customers, partners, regulators and other industry stakeholders explore together how health analytics can power a more information-driven health ecosystem.”

The Center for Health Analytics features content and updates from CHAI on health analytics research and practice across such broad topics as consumer engagement, health risk prediction, bundled payments, accountable care, evidence-based medicine, adaptive clinical trials, federal legislation and fraud prevention.

Industry leaders and stakeholders will add unique content and participate in discussions.

“One of our explicit goals is to balance input from our employees, customers, partners, thought leaders and industry pioneers,” Burke said. “We are launching this community to offer a platform for multi-directional communication, education and exchange. We have a lot to share, but we have as much to gain from those who visit and join in the dialogue.”

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