Graham Hughes, MD
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Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Graham Hughes is an industry expert in SAS Institute’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Center for Health Analytics and Insights (CHAI). He has 20+ years experience working with leading edge healthcare organizations in design and development of enterprise clinical software.

Recent Posts

A healthy case for cloud analytics

Patients at risk of avoidable hospital-acquired conditions, such as sepsis or venous thrombosis, can be identified earlier, which enables care ... Read More

Toward clarity on transparency: An evolution in thinking – and action – about sharing patient-level clinical trial data

Highlights from the fourth SAS Clinical Trial Data Transparency Forum “Access to the underlying (patient level) data that are ... Read More

Desiderata for enterprise health analytics in the 21st century

With apologies and acknowledgments to Dr. James Cimino, whose landmark paper on controlled medical terminologies still sets a challenging bar ... Read More

Five pearls of wisdom from health analytics executive panel

At the 2014 SAS Health Analytics Executive Conference last week, I had the privilege of hosting a panel discussion with ... Read More

Health and Life Science Leaders Gather to Discuss the Impact of Big Data Analytics

Want to get a glimpse of the future of healthcare?  Would you like to be able to hear what leading ... Read More

Data is King for CMS Bundled Payment Pilots

On January 31st 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the widely anticipated list of more than ... Read More

And the winner is.....??

Well, it's finally upon us:  It's the eve of the US Presidential Election, and by end of day tomorrow we will ... Read More

Of black swans, dragon kings, strange attractors and seahorses

Two rather random events have made a strong impact on me during the twenty years or so I have spent ... Read More

Big data in healthcare - The new gold rush

In a prior post I made some estimates of the global size and growth rate of medical data stored in ... Read More

How big is 'big data' in healthcare?

In my last post I spoke to the problem of medical data overload as it relates to our innate human inability ... Read More
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