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How can data, AI and advanced analytics accelerate health innovation? Which new technologies hold the most promise? What are the biggest roadblocks to progress? How can we solve endemic problems?

Join us for The Health Pulse podcast series as we explore fresh perspectives on digital transformation in health care and life sciences. With a special guest expert on each episode*, we’ll tackle the most pressing issues affecting the delivery of health care and therapies worldwide.

All presentations represent the opinions of the presenter and do not represent the position or the opinion of SAS.

The Health Pulse SAS

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

How can data, AI and advanced analytics accelerate health innovation? Which new technologies hold the most promise? What are the biggest roadblocks to progress? How can we solve endemic problems?

Join us for The Health Pulse podcast series as we explore fresh perspectives on digital transformation in health care and life sciences. With a special guest expert on each episode*, we’ll tackle the most pressing issues affecting the delivery of health care and therapies worldwide.

All presentations represent the opinions of the presenter and do not represent the position or the opinion of SAS.

    Accelerating Health Equity With Technology and Trust

    Accelerating Health Equity With Technology and Trust

    Health equity is a hot topic in health care, and Dr. Pooja Mittal speaks about key success components, including the importance of trust, technology and strong relationships with communities.  Bringing health stakeholders and community members together is crucial to building trust and providing culturally relevant care that drives better health outcomes. From a young age, Dr. Mittal realized that health care is not equitable, and challenging environmental conditions cause higher disease rates. With a mission to reduce health disparities, Dr. Mittal became a physician and Chief Health Equity Officer at Health Net.  She believes technology is key to making care more equitable and supporting patients from historically disadvantaged communities, as it enables access to data to better understand needs, access to telehealth, enabling patients to receive care remotely and access to culturally sensitive technology, supporting unique needs.

    • 18 min
    SAS opens up about open source in life sciences

    SAS opens up about open source in life sciences

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there are many benefits to a balanced diet. That’s SAS’ philosophy around embracing and extending open source as explained by life sciences leaders Mark Lambrecht and Matt Becker on this episode of the Health Pulse Podcast. To keep up with the staggering pace of change, life sciences organizations need cutting-edge analytics and the flexibility to use different programming languages. Tune in for a candid conversation about the pros and cons of open source and commercial software and the importance of the statistical computing environment (SCE) in clinical research.

    • 20 min
    The Impact of Diagnostics on Health Care

    The Impact of Diagnostics on Health Care

    Bryan Vaughn is passionate about bending the cost curve in health care. As Senior Vice President, Hospitals and Health Systems at Labcorp, he focuses on the role of diagnostics in delivering better, more affordable care. On this episode, Vaughn notes that impactful partnerships across the health care ecosystem can help drive the cost of critical diagnostics down, creating a win for all stakeholders. When it comes to analytics, he is excited to see Labcorp’s wealth of health data empowering and informing patients and their doctors today—as well as the potential for predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve health outcomes in the future.

    • 22 min
    Real-world data and the bigger picture of health

    Real-world data and the bigger picture of health

    Krishna Tangirala is an expert at uncovering insights about pharmaceutical products in the real world. He is Head of Data Analytics and Director of Field Outcomes Research at Organon Pharmaceuticals. In the first part of this episode, Tangirala talks to Alex about how stakeholders use health economics and outcomes research throughout the pharmaceutical life cycle to better understand the value, potential and safety of drug products. He also discusses new and emerging applications for real-world data (RWD) in pharma, including external control arms and digital twins and the potential for technology to solve challenges around managing, analyzing and visualizing data insights from RWD. Next, Sherrine Eid, Global Lead for Real-World Evidence and Epidemiologist at SAS, joins Alex. Eid is passionate about mathematically modeling disease patterns and finding ways to intervene and improve outcomes. For her, it’s all about using the best tools at her disposal to help people live their healthiest, best lives. Eid discusses the role of RWD and connected devices to enable personalized medicine and shares her perspective on the value of personalized health information as a diabetes patient.

    • 25 min
    Modernizing public health with population health analytics

    Modernizing public health with population health analytics

    Dr. Iulia Vann, Public Health Director in Guildford County, NC, is passionate about public health and data-driven decision making.
    On this episode of the Health Pulse Podcast, Dr. Vann discusses the importance of prevention, the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned about closing gaps in data and analytics and resiliency.
    Dr. Vann explains that effective public health strategies include strong relationships with local partners, communication and planning for health equity measures, like putting 40% of vaccines aside for historically marginalized communities. Data modernization is another crucial element for health organizations to serve their communities better. Requiring agencies to integrate data from different systems and ensuring the data is transparent and reliable is essential in making data-driven decisions as a public health agency. She explains how Guilford County partnered with SAS to create dashboards to monitor program performance and public health areas of focus, such as chronic diseases, cancer and environmental health, to make the best possible decisions for their community.

    • 30 min
    The promise of AI in pharmaceutical manufacturing

    The promise of AI in pharmaceutical manufacturing

    SAS’ Andy Bayliss works with life sciences manufacturers, applying AI and machine learning to improve their processes at scale. On this episode of the Health Pulse Podcast, he tells Alex that pharmaceutical manufacturers are experts at reliably delivering high-quality products. They must be because it’s a highly regulated industry with a patient at the end of every product.   The opportunity to utilize technology energizes Bayliss. Technology like sensors and computer vision allows continuous monitoring to spot trends and potential deviations earlier in pharmaceutical manufacturing. It’s about giving the human expert additional insight to create meaningful action.

    • 13 min

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