Jason Burke
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Managing Director of CHAI

Jason Burke is the Managing Director & Chief Strategist for the SAS Center for Health Analytics & Insights (CHAI). In this role, he coordinates the development and execution of SAS’ industry strategy and solutions portfolio across pharmaceutical, healthcare provider, health plan, biotechnology, and regulatory organizations around the world.

Prior to founding CHAI, Jason was head of Health and Life Sciences R&D, and was the founding director of SAS’ Health and Life Sciences Global Practice. He regularly consults with industry leaders and executives on emerging business and technology trends, especially those related to bridging the health and life sciences ecosystems. Prior to joining SAS, he worked at a variety of companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Quintiles Transnational, and most recently Microsoft where he drove the development and adoption of Microsoft’s industry technology strategy and corresponding architecture. He has served as a technology leader in several industry think tank and strategic development initiatives focusing on the future of healthcare and pharmaceutical research.

As a regular speaker and author, Jason’s areas of interest and experience include strategic planning, emerging technologies, product development, and industry and enterprise architecture. He has served on committees in a variety of industry organizations, including Health Level 7 and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) where he led the first team focused on the creation of an industry-wide architecture for interoperability. He is a scientist by training with a specialization in cognitive neuroscience. He completed his graduate research at the University of Missouri – Columbia after finishing his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech.

You can find Jason online at the SAS Health and Life Sciences Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter among other sites.

Recent Posts

Patient-Centered Data-Driven Care: Carolina Advanced Health

This week, I had the opportunity to tour Carolina Advanced Health.  This new facility, which represents a partnership between BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and ... Read More

Courting Better Health: Time to Focus on Health Analytics

  The unfolding of this week’s news has been fascinating to watch, from the chaos on the steps of the Supreme Court to the various ... Read More

Nine ways health analytics can transform health care

Today’s blog post is the third in a series looking at health value and outcomes.  In the first post, I set forth my belief that ... Read More

The problem with health value

What is the real relationship between health outcomes, costs, and sustainable value?  As I briefly discussed last time, today we struggle in answering that question ... Read More

Activity-based costing as a cure-all for health care?

The September edition of the Harvard Business Review had a very compelling article by Robert Kaplan (of balanced scorecard infamy) and Michael Porter (author of ... Read More

"Big data" and the evolution of medical science

What does “big data” imply about the future of medical science and analytics? For the past few centuries, mankind has relied on a fairly specific ... Read More

Welcoming Dr. Graham Hughes

Today, we announced the appointment of Dr. Graham Hughes as Chief Medical Officer of the SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights.  I wanted to ... Read More

So You Wanna Be an IT Company?

"The health plan that doesn't become an IT company is doomed; they will be selling buggy whips."  That was the comment made by a senior ... Read More

The Real Enemy: My Response to InformationWeek

This past weekend, InformationWeek published an intriguing article indicating that some of my statements regarding evidence-based medicine are a source of "animosity" between CIOs and their ... Read More

It's a Wrap

The 2011 SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference has drawn to a close, and it was one of the best yet.  Thanks to ... Read More
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