Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Analytics Adventures in Accountable Care: A Pioneer's Experience

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM
Sam VanNorman

Register Now

The Center for Health & Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit are pleased to present the Health Care Business Intelligence Speaker Series that focuses on the leading-edge use of health care Business Intelligence. The series is sponsored by Lancet Software.

Analytics Adventures in Accountable Care: A Pioneer’s Experience

Park Nicollet Health Services, one of the 32 Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), is a year into its accountable care adventure. In this presentation, we’ll explore the impact of the transition from fee-for-service to accountable care from both the national and Park Nicollet perspective. We’ll also dive deeper with a case study of predictive readmission modeling, and we’ll conclude with a look ahead at the emerging analytics systems necessary to optimize Triple Aim- focused care in an ACO world.


About the Speaker

Sam VanNorman, M.B.A, C.P.H.Q., is the director of business intelligence and clinical analytics at Park Nicollet Health System, a Medicare PGP demonstration project and Pioneer ACO participant. He is also a member of the Office of Population Management, charged with developing innovative, high value health care for populations served by Park Nicollet.

VanNorman has a wide-ranging background in health care, including work in finance, operations, quality improvement, innovation and economics at payer, provider and consulting organizations. He also teaches graduate health economics at St. Cloud State University.

Prior to working in health care, VanNorman designed microchips for IBM and several failed startups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina. He has also completed Ph.D. coursework in health services research at the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).


Event Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. Registration and networking reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A


Who Should Attend

Individuals who will benefit from these presentations include health care executives, clinical leaders, financial managers, data analysts, IT professionals and any other health professionals whose work includes the collection and analysis of data.

Event Details:
Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall
Thornton Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by Lancet Software.

Register now »