April 9, 2020 We got a chance to catch up and talk data and analytics with Lee Pierce, Healthcare Chief Data Officer with Sirius Healthcare for today’s field report. In our conversation, we talk about the asset data analytics has been to COVID response teams during the crisis as well as some challenges and proud moments teams are experiencing as they scale. We cover the different kinds of data requests that Lee is seeing and the hard task it has been to find ways of firstly digging into different data pools with sometimes limited technology and secondly, merging those insights. Unforeseen collaboration crops up as a major theme for today, and Lee talks about the pace at which significant strides have been made to solve data problems thanks to systems working together. One of the great successes we hear about is the decision to include data analysts as members of response teams. He shares a few other specific problems that have been skillfully resolved, such as a testing issue that involved difficulty accessing LOINC codes. Some of the challenges we talk about are the issues that even the most prepared systems are having accessing real-time data, and how data governance and standardizing definitions are slowing down processes. Catch us today as we get another glimpse at the situation on the ground with Lee Pierce.
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