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Austin Walsh
Managing Director, U.S. Healthcare and Life Sciences, Data and AI, Microsoft

The golden age of health informatics 

While the field of healthcare informatics is certainly not new, the opportunity to derive novel breakthrough insights from digitized health data is. Informaticists have produced meaningful impact for decades, especially in the clinical decision support domain, where analytics have substantially shaped care pathways to deliver better patient outcomes. We’ve seen steady progress in accessing and securely sharing health data to reduce readmission rates, prevent hospital-acquired infections, avoid emergency room overcrowding and more. The result: an enhanced standard of care.