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Dr. Brennan Spiegel is the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA, where he teaches digital health science, health analytics, and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Dr. Spiegel directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies, including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, and social media, can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes, and save money. CS-CORE unites clinicians, computer scientists, engineers, statisticians and health services researchers to invent, test, and implement digital innovations for the clinical trenches, always focusing on the value of technology to patient and provider end-users.
Dr. Spiegel has published more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the Onalytica "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health (#13) and virtual reality (#14). His research has been featured by major media outlets, including Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Stafford Dean is the Chief Analytics Officer at Alberta Health Services. He has been using administrative and clinical data to support decision making for over 25 years in Alberta’s health system. Stafford has also had data and analytic roles at the Alberta Ministry of Health, Calgary Health Region, and the Health Quality Council of Alberta. The analytics role enables decision making by providing timely, relevant data and reporting services.
Stafford’s research interests include health system planning models and clinical analytics to support continuous quality improvement. Stafford has a PhD in Health Research, a master’s degree in Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.
As Division Chair of Enterprise Analytics at the Mayo Clinic, Joe Dudas is responsible for providing analytics products for Mayo Clinic Executive, Finance, Physician Insight, Population Health, Quality and Safety as well as Market needs as well as solutions on demand. Mr. Dudas has close to 30 years of experience from various industries, including Healthcare, Retail, IT Outsourcing and Telecommunications. Previous professional experience includes leadership roles at EDS (now HP), AT&T, and Rite Aid Corporation. Mr. Dudas holds a MBA in Accounting and Finance from York College of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Macias is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer for the Texas Children’s Hospital enterprise. He is also the Director of the Evidence Based Outcomes Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and Director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He is a graduate of Stanford University and subsequently completed his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School. He has completed both a pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in Clinical Research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed a Master in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.
His national interest in improving the care for children has led to his role as the executive director of the national Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center, utilizing improvement science to support the EMSC program in 58 states and territories. He is the immediate past chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, the largest professional society for pediatric emergency medicine physicians.
He has and continues to chair or co-chair a number of Quality Improvement collaboratives. In addition to creating QI collaboratives for the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas, he has also initiated a number of activities involving emergent sepsis care. He is a co-chair of the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes quality improvement collaborative of the Children's Hospital Association- a collaborative of over 40 institutions dedicated to decreasing mortality and morbidity from sepsis.
He has been recognized for his work in quality improvement, emergency care, and analytics. He was named HealthData Management’s Clinical Visionary of the Year in 2014.