Final HII seminar of the semester to discuss how data can empower patients & improve care

Big Data is changing how healthcare operates in the U.S., but how can data help empower patients to find the best care? That’s the question Dr. Gordon Gao will discuss in his talk, “Big Data in Healthcare: Enhancing Patient Empowerment and Care Delivery,” at the final Health Informatics Institute seminar of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Gao’s research focuses on Big Data in healthcare, health IT, patient empowerment, and quality transparency mechanisms, including online rating systems, quality certification and quality disclosure decisions. He will share insights from multiple projects using machine learning and deep learning based on big data generated by patients and providers.

Gao is Co-Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), Director of the CHIDS AI Lab, and Associate Professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include big data in healthcare, health IT, and quality transparency.  His research has been funded by NSF and AHRQ, and he is also a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Join us on Thursday, April 5, in 241 Russell Hall on UGA’s Health Sciences Campus. Refreshments served from 11:45, and the lecture begins at noon. All members of the UGA community are invited.