Data Flow in the Healthcare Ecosystem

Start Date: Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:00
Location: DCI Network

Steven E. Labkoff, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA
Global Head, Clinical and Healthcare Informatics, Quantori
Collaborating Scientist, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Many think that patient care is at the heart of any medical center or health delivery organization. While that may be true, what is also true is that at its core, these are organizations that are largely run based on the data they produce. Not only is the data produced in these organizations for clinical care, but the same data is also at the heart of the healthcare ecosystem. Enormous contracts between the healthcare providing organization, insurance companies, pharmacy benefit managers, life science companies, and more are based on the data and the analytics that are performed on these data. This talk will outline the creation and flow of data in the healthcare ecosystem. We will describe how these data are used by any number of secondary uses to drive financial as well as healthcare related decision making. We will also discuss some of the core caveats that need to be taken into account based upon how these data are generated, stewarded, and used. This basic understanding can help those entering into or working in the ecosystem to better comprehend not only the value of this data, but how it’s used, by whom, and for what purposes.


Dr. Steven Labkoff is one of the leading clinician-informaticians in the US today with 30 years of experience in the life sciences and healthcare sector. He has deep expertise in generating, managing, and analyzing data to accelerate drug development, personalize patient care, and improve medical outcomes. He is a collaborating scientist at the Department of Clinical Informatics at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He serves as Global Head of Clinical and Healthcare Informatics, assisting life science clients to develop and implement innovative informatics solutions throughout the entire drug development lifecycle. In addition he will be working with foundations and not-for-profit groups in helping with data acquisition, management and analytics to help these organizations meet their long-term goals. In addition, Steve is a collaborating scientist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centers Department of Clinical Informatics. Previously, Steve was Chief Data Officer for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world focused on accelerating a cure for multiple myeloma. In that role, he architected, built, and ran the largest multi-data registry in oncology for multiple myeloma, enabling patients, clinicians and researchers to combine multiple types of data (Real-world data, genomics, and immunologics) to better understand their disease and subsequently to find more personalized treatments. His life sciences career includes leadership positions at Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Deloitte Consulting. He also was Vice President of Life Sciences for Intelligent Medical Objects, a medical ontology and vocabulary company. While there, he prototyped and architected new applications to re-encoding clinical data with concept codes which resulted in a patent for identifying patients for clinical trials by using clinical concept codes. In addition, Steve is a fellow in at the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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Data Flow in the Healthcare Ecosystem December 7th, 2022 12:00PM December 7th, 2022 01:00PM View Event