Sameer Badlani, MD, FACP, is the Vice President & Chief Health Information Officer for Sutter Health. Current areas of accountability include enterprise analytics, data management and clinical informatics. His areas of focus include using technology for clinician engagement, social psychology in the delivery of healthcare, and generating actionable analytics in clinical and business processes with the aim to automate workflows.
Dr. Badlani speaks nationally, as well as educates and consults on topics in clinical informatics, analytics, and quality and innovation in healthcare. As an experienced leader in healthcare IT, he advises venture capital funds and startups. In 2013 Dr. Badlani was recognized in Crain's Chicago 2013 “40 under 40” and nominated to the board of AMDIS, the premier international organization of CMIOs and executive physician leaders in informatics.
Board certified internist with expertise in inpatient transplant and consultative medicine, Dr. Badlani received his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India. After he completed his internal medicine residency training, Dr. Badlani served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He received training in bio-medical informatics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Prior to joining Sutter Health, Dr. Badlani was the CHIO at Intermountain Healthcare, and before then, the CMIO and faculty at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences.
The U.S health care systems broad adoption of EHRs has dramatically increased the quantity of clinical data available electronically. Simultaneously, rapid progress has been made in clinical analytics—techniques for analyzing large quantities of data and gleaning new insights from that analysis. This is all part of the big data “revolution.” As a result, there are unprecedented opportunities to use big data to reduce the costs of health care in the United States.
But what exactly are those opportunities, and how are big data and analytics changing the delivery of care as we know it?
In this opening leadership discussion, our distinguished panel of healthcare data experts discuss the insights likely to emerge from clinical analytics, the types of data needed to obtain such insights, and the infrastructure—analytics, algorithms, registries, assessment scores, monitoring devices, and so forth—that organizations will need to perform the necessary analyses and to implement changes that will improve care while reducing costs