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Informatics Research Seminar: Advanced Analytics Adoption at UNC Health Care System: A Case Study

November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, MBA

Presented from UNC-CH

Broadcast Link: Seminar

At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.


UNC Health Care is one of the state’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, providing a full spectrum of health and wellness programs at hundreds of care locations across the state.  Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences (EADS) is a new department at UNC using an innovative operating model and new technologies to create a place where our world-class care can be driven by insights gained through our enhanced capabilities of data and analytics. This session will demonstrate how a large healthcare system realized a vision for becoming a data-driven organization by adopting advanced analytics as a strategic imperative to support value-based healthcare.  A case study will be presented to illustrate.


Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, MBA is the System Director of Analytical Consulting Services within Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences at the University of North Carolina Health Care System. Previously she was Senior Manager of the Advanced Analytics Customer Liaison Group in SAS’ Research and Development Division, where her team served as a bridge between R&D and external customers and internal SAS divisions. Before that she was Director of the SAS Global Academic Program, leading SAS’ outreach to colleges and universities worldwide to incorporate SAS into their teaching. Polly began her career at SAS in Strategic Investments and later served in Alliances, after working in the nonprofit sector in philanthropy and social services. She has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also received her BA in Political Science as a Morehead Scholar. She has held several leadership positions within INFORMS, a professional association, serving as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Analytics Certification Board and Secretary of the Analytics Society.


The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.


November 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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