Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum Event Features Epic Systems

Speaker highlights value of provider input in product development

August 06, 2019

The July Innovation Network Luncheon co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum (WHBF) brought together health care, business, and technology leaders to learn about the future of data science, machine learning, and predictive modeling efforts in health care. James Hickman of Epic Systems discussed the potential impacts of these innovations on patient care and operations, and emphasized Epic’s focus on the full continuum of care and gathering clinician input.

“Bringing data science approaches and machine learning to health care data isn’t really new,” said Hickman. “What is particularly novel and what the focus has been over the last couple of years, has been bringing that innovation, bringing some of those insights directly to the frontline clinician.”

Hickman described Epic’s increased focus on data quality and clinician engagement, and the importance of involving stakeholders in product development. “Having them [clinicians] there to define the problem, define the solution, accept the solution, provide feedback, and iterate is particularly important,” he stated.

The event was taped by WisconsinEye and is available for viewing here. For more information on the WHBF, contact WHA Vice President of Public Policy Lisa Ellinger.

The next Innovation Luncheon will take place in Madison on September 24, and registration details will be advertised in future editions of The Valued Voice.

This story originally appeared in the August 06, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter