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We Are Ursa Health – Meet Colin Beam

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m responsible for advanced analytics at Ursa Health, which covers any method we use to discover information in the data, such as visualizations, statistical models, and machine learning algorithms. The Ursa Health Platform has several built-in applications to facilitate this discovery process, and part of my job is to help create and maintain these tools. In addition, our clients often have questions that require custom approaches.

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The Pain of Real Values

unsplash-logoNathan Lemon Early in my career, I was thinking of getting an MBA and attended an introductory lecture at Boston University. I don’t remember which professor gave it, but I’ve thought of his words often over the years: In the workplace, it’s better to not define your core values than to define them and not live up to them. That rang so true to me. At the time, I was working for a company that printed its core values on everything – the first company I had worked for to do so.

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We Are Ursa Health – Meet Aaron Mock

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? As vice president of operations, I have the privilege of overseeing the development and delivery of all services to our customers. I work directly with these members of the Ursa Health community to ensure their data journey with Ursa is successful and enjoyable, and that it yields daily insights to help them innovate. One of the things that makes Ursa stand out in the crowded field of healthcare data analytics is the level of service and educational support that we provide.

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Advanced Analytic Models Within the Ursa Health Platform

Since its inception, the Ursa Health Platform has helped its user community accelerate through the many steps involved in transforming raw healthcare data into a unified, reliable, and secure data asset. Flexible tools also allow users to derive value from their data through the construction of custom measures, dashboards, and visualizations. Once users can create and maintain a set of quality measures, a natural—and increasingly more common—extension is to use these measures as inputs to complex machine learning algorithms and statistical models.

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We Are Ursa Health – Meet Sandy Cummings

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I just joined Ursa this November as executive vice president of marketing. My role is really “all things marketing,” which boils down to supporting the company’s growth by setting our marketing strategy and ensuring successful execution of a multifaceted marketing program, with all its intricate tactics. Can you share a little about your background? I’ve spent nearly my entire career in healthcare, with an emphasis on technology.

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Resources for Healthcare Improvement

Improvement science, like many quality-related disciplines, is rooted in the work of W. Edwards Deming, the 20th century management expert famous for his 14-point management philosophy and statistical process control methods. This discipline holds the promise of simultaneously increasing quality and reducing costs. In the healthcare industry, Deming’s work is most commonly utilized in the form of the Model for Improvement, a quality model developed by Associates for Process Improvement and used as the foundation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s work.

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We Are Ursa Health – Meet Ryan O'Connell

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I joined Ursa Health in September 2019 as a manager of technical services. My role is to work with Ursa’s partners to help them discover and realize the potential of their data assets. This work takes many shapes but is always focused on ensuring our partners know the best way to measure and act upon their organizational opportunities.

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Introducing Version 3.0 of the Ursa Health Platform

Nashville, TN Ursa Health LLC has released version 3.0 of the Ursa Health Platform, healthcare’s no-code platform for answering even the most complex clinical and financial performance questions. With version 3.0, the Ursa Community now has access to a ground-breaking tool for easily creating custom measures. The greater a measure’s specificity, the more accurate the answers it yields. “The Measure Builder feature within the Ursa Health Platform is infinitely flexible, capable of building any custom measure an organization needs,” explained Steve Hackbarth, Ursa’s chief technology officer.

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Introducing Version 2.5 of the Ursa Health Platform

Nashville, TN Today, Ursa Health announces a version 2.5 release of its industry-leading data management and analytics platform. The release integrates amongst the largest number of enhancements and new features of any release in the history of the platform. One focus area with breakthrough development in version 2.5 advances the platform’s toolkit for enterprise business logic management. The new feature enables the authoring and curation of “Terms”, business concepts defined in natural language.

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Ursa Health Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification

Nashville, TN Ursa Health, a leading healthcare data management and analytics technology and services company, today announced the Ursa Health Platform has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s Ursa Health Platform has met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Ursa Health in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification.

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