Big Data Technologies in Support of a Medical School Data Science Institute

Big Data Technologies in Support of a Medical School Data Science Institute

Wednesday, May 22
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Marquis Salon 8

Join the presenters from Meharry Medical College as they present an overview of the technologies that support the Data Science Institute for the advancement of medical training, Data Science and medical research. In 2016 the president of Meharry Medical College initiated a program to establish the Data Science Institute that would concentrate on programs to support the underserved population of Nashville, Tennessee.

As a rule, Medical Colleges that serve this population are usually the last on the list to avail themselves of advanced technology. Meharry Medical College through an innovative approach was able to leapfrog their better funded peers by utilizing and applying the same opensource technologies used by Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo. The technical infrastructure, academic programs, research and the applied data science use cases will be discussed.

Presentation Video


Charles Boicey
Chief Innovation Officer
Clearsense LLC
Notable expert clinical information systems specialist offering 25-plus years of strategic leadership. Successful architect of healthcare data warehouses, clinical and business intelligence tools, big data ecosystems, and a health information exchange. Excel at leading the development of long-term systems strategy for major medical organizations and executing plans to select innovative technology, implement systems, and leverage and maximize system functionality to enhance the health care delivery process. Evangelist for the use of clinical technology to drive daily operations, analysis, and decisioning. Reputation for building consensus among medical, nursing and research leadership, clinical departments, and IT. Scope of expertise encompasses designing technology-enabled processes, leading the clinical model for transformation, coordinating clinical workflow, ensuring the use of standardized data elements in clinical systems to meet clinical and research data warehouse requirements, leading teams through development and launch, and directing training. Charles Boicey MS, RN-BC is the chief innovation officer for Clearsense, an outcomes-driven healthcare technology company based in Jacksonville, FL. Previously, Charles was the enterprise analytics architect for Stony Brook Medicine, where he developed the analytics infrastructure to serve the clinical, operational, quality, and research needs of the organization. He was a founding member of the team that developed the Health and Human Services award-winning application NowTrending to assist in the early detection of disease outbreaks by utilizing social media feeds. Charles is a former president of the American Nursing Informatics Association.
Amy M. Andrade
Senior Advisor to the President - Technology & Innovation
Meharry Medical College
"Creating something unique involves a different kind of plan altogether, combining the determination of a brave pioneer, the innovation of a free thinker, and the outlook of a visionary."~H. Rubin. Pioneer in area of applying data science in well-health; Freethinker in capitalizing on the power of pull; and demonstrated visionary by implementing a Data Science Institute at a small private HBCU medical school. Entrepreneurial, innovative and dynamic soft skills to foster a vision, establish and achieve strategic initiatives.