CARY, N.C., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia, a company of experienced healthcare change agents creating analytic and technology solutions to improve healthcare, announced today that the company's President and Chief Operating Officer Heather Lavoie has been selected to present at the SAS Health Analytics Executive Forum. The Forum takes place on May 19th -20th at SAS Headquarters in Cary, NC, and features a keynote from Dr. Eric J. Topol, MD, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of the best seller The Patient Will See You Now, and presentations from SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and executives from Cigna, Dignity Health, and Optum on the real-world use of analytics.
"There is enormous potential coupled with an enormous need for analytics and machine learning to transform the health of populations and individuals," said Heather Lavoie, Geneia's President and Chief Operating Officer. "That's our focus at Geneia, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to present to executives from the most important sectors in healthcare at the SAS Health Analytics Executive Forum."
Graham Hughes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights noted, "During the Forum we're looking forward to sharing how our collaboration with Geneia is improving patient health. Geneia is integrating SAS predictive and episode analytics into their advanced analytics platform, which will further enhance their population health management capabilities by analyzing practice patterns and identifying patients who could benefit from more individually tailored clinical interventions."
For more information or to view the live streaming of the SAS Health Analytics Virtual Forum, see http://www.sas.com/apps/sim/redirect.jsp?detail=SIM137862_8083.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. SAS for Health Analytics helps determine the best decisions for both patients and healthcare organizations, improving health while better managing costs. Through modeling, optimization, predictive analytics and business intelligence, health and life sciences organizations can strengthen financial performance, deepen consumer relationships and improve healthcare outcomes.
Geneia specializes in the development of advanced clinical, analytical, and technical solutions for healthcare. Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, technologists, analytics experts, and business professionals brings significant experience in all aspects of healthcare to create solutions that improve health care cost, quality, and accessibility. Geneia helps hospitals, physicians, health plans, brokers, employers, and consumers succeed in the post healthcare reform environment. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA, Concord, NH, and Nashville, TN. To learn more, visit geneia.com or connect with us Twitter and LinkedIn.