The Health Data Leadership Institute is designed to meet the needs of transforming health care delivery. The Institute provides a unique opportunity for attendees to gain critical insights, from leaders in the field, into emerging data management practices that support quality improvement, research, innovation in care delivery, value-based care transformation, social determinants of health, patient engagement, population health, and more.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Hear detailed and experienced views from two leading experts on how institutions are using and applying their data, and how accountable care is unfolding.


Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P.

Interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer - University of Vermont Health Network

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP is a second-career nurse with a focus on healthcare informatics, specializing in... Read Bio

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Brent James, M.D., M.Stat.

Senior Advisor - Leavitt Partners

Brent James, M.D., M.Stat., is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient saf... Read Bio

Why Attend?

Through meaningful dialogue and small group discussions, attendees will:

  1. Achieve a practice-based overview of federal policies and available resources that support a dynamic health care ecosystem.
  2. Gain insights into innovative applications of analytic and predictive technologies that support health care provider data needs.
  3. Identify opportunities for innovative methods development and applications of data in evidence-based practices supporting federal value-based health care payment policies.
  4. Explore new sources of data that provide contextual insights into patient-centered care and population health.
  5. Examine and project how the changing environment is expanding the questions that can be addressed while attracting new participants and enabling novel business models for knowledge development and sharing.
  6. Participate in activities that provide an overview on the current state of data use and needs for capabilities and training from data analysts.
  7. Learn how digital health is both disrupting and transforming health care while offering rich data opportunities and presenting new privacy challenges.

Who Attends the Institute?

The program is designed for individuals leveraging health data to transform health care, including but not limited to:

  • Data Officers
  • Chief Medical and Health Informatics Officers
  • Health Plan Benefits Officers
  • Entrepreneurs in Health Care
  • Health Services Researchers
  • Leaders in a Health Care Delivery System
  • Patient Experience Officers
  • Population Health Analysts
  • Quality Improvement Leaders
  • Service Designers

What Inaugural Attendees Had to Say

"This event helped me clarify some of my confusions about data science and the application in health. It also inspired me to think creatively about future career directions." - 2018 Attendee

"Brought way more information than I anticipated. Usually at conferences, there are a handful of sessions that are really valuable. At this conference, they all exceeded my expectations." - 2018 Attendee

"Both the speaker list and the attendee list was very impressive and I was very excited to meet everyone." - 2018 Attendee