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September 23, 2022 . Colin Beam, PhD

Do predictive analytics work in healthcare?

Industry

Artificial intelligence has been touted as a healthcare analytics cure-all that will impose order on massive data streams, extract essential insights, and generate predictions with pinpoint accuracy....
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August 8, 2022 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Mike Siffermann

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? My title is senior director of client delivery. When I first talked with Ursa Health about a role here, we discussed what the best fit might be,...
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July 15, 2022 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Dan Rosen

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m vice president of customer success, responsible for leading our technical customer success managers, technical services team, and...
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July 7, 2022 . Ryan O'Connell

Welcoming the Ursa Studio Knowledge Base

Company, Product

Ursa Health launched the Ursa Studio Knowledge Base this past May to provide users with a 24/7, self-service option for learning about the features and content in our analytics development platform....
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June 29, 2022 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Emily McCluskey

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m a training manager, so I work closely with Ryan [O’Connell, Director of Knowledge] orienting clients to Ursa Studio and helping them learn how...
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June 27, 2022 . Ursa Health

Valtruis enters strategic partnership with Ursa Health

Company, Industry

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Valtruis, a WCAS company, has entered a strategic partnership with Ursa Health, a healthcare data analytics company that brings a paradigm-breaking approach to how...
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June 16, 2022 . Colin Beam, PhD

NEJM Catalyst: analysis of healthcare disparities for health insurer

Industry

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 16, 2022 — Ursa Health’s analytics development platform, Ursa Studio, enabled an analysis of healthcare inequities in utilization and spending published on June 2 in NEJM...
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March 21, 2022 . Colin Beam, PhD

Making sense of advanced analytics terminology

Industry

For years, we’ve been reading headlines touting the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, such as deep learning, to transform big data into actionable insights. Sounds...
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March 7, 2022 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Santhosh Raj

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m a principal healthcare data architect, which involves integrating, transforming, and modeling complex datasets to generate business insights...
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January 18, 2022 . Andy Hackbarth

Hierarchical data models: a modern approach to organizing EDW data

Industry, Master Class

An enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is the beating heart of a healthcare organization’s analytic capabilities. Successful EDWs can provide hugely valuable insights. Unsuccessful EDWs become black...
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December 22, 2021 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Katie Sylvester

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m a technical customer success manager, which means I help our clients utilize Ursa Studio, our analytics development platform, to its fullest...
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November 12, 2021 . Ursa Health

Ursa Health Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Assessment

Company, Industry, Product

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 12, 2021—Ursa Health, the healthcare data analytics innovator, has successfully completed another System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 audit process. The SOC 2® Type II...
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October 15, 2021 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Callie Poehler

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I am a technical customer success manager, which means I own the customer journey and help develop it into a repeatable, scalable process that...
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September 9, 2021 . Ursa Health

Ursa Studio 5.0 transforms value-based partnerships with logic interoperability

Company, Product

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 9, 2021—Ursa Health has released version 5.0 of Ursa Studio, its ground-breaking analytics development platform. Technical advancement of the platform to ease the process...
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September 3, 2021 . Andy Hackbarth

Patient attribution 101: tips for setting up a dynamic model

Industry, Master Class

Many healthcare analyses involve the concept of “patient attribution”—in other words, linking a patient to the provider responsible for their care. For example, you might want to know which primary...
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Report: 2021 Database Benchmark for Healthcare Analytics

Industry

New cloud-based database management systems (DBMSs) are powerful and scalable, but it’s hard to know which technology will best serve your organization’s needs under realistic data processing...
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July 19, 2021 . Ursa Health

A healthcare data analytics manifesto

Industry

Healthcare organizations have access to unprecedented levels of data and processing power, and urgent and complex questions to answer. But despite the industry’s enormous investments in data and...
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June 9, 2021 . Andy Hackbarth

How to track patient features over time for pop health analytics

Industry, Master Class

In improvement work, tracking performance over time is a core idea. However, it’s often quite hard, technically, to work with “dynamic” data — data that reflects the changing state of the world over...
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May 25, 2021 . Sandy Bielawa

Turning data into innovation: Robin Clarke joins the Virsys12 podcast

Industry

Virsys12 offers products and services to help transform the business of healthcare. This week, in the company's podcast series "How I Transformed This," Ursa Health's CEO Dr. Robin Clarke sat down...
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May 10, 2021 . Sandy Bielawa

The state of advanced analytics in healthcare: panel summary

Industry

The healthcare industry is on the cusp of a data and analytics golden age. We are moving steadily from a volume-based system to one that seeks to answer the overarching question, “Are we delivering...
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April 19, 2021 . Colin Beam, PhD

Why causality is central to questions of algorithmic bias

Industry

Healthcare organizations increasingly rely on algorithms to guide decisions regarding patient care. If bias exists in the algorithms, organizations run the risk of treating patients unfairly....
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April 15, 2021 . Steve Hackbarth

The specter of failure and the specter of success

Industry

The disastrous launch It’s been a warm winter, but the palm trees are nonetheless shrink-wrapped up and down Atlantic Avenue. Virginia is not their native environment, and their winter discomfort is...
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March 2, 2021 . Ryan O'Connell

Making the most of run charts for healthcare performance improvement

Industry, Product

The run chart is a classic tool of quality improvement work. Depicted as a line graph, it provides insight into changes in a specific performance measure over time. The chart's x axis presents...
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February 25, 2021 . Colin Beam, PhD

A closer look at Ursa Studio's Advanced Analytics suite

Product

The first step and arguably greatest challenge in healthcare data analysis is transforming incalculable quantities of messy raw data into an asset capable of producing measures that are timely,...
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UCLA Health: overcoming racial bias in predictive algorithms

Industry

Algorithmic bias—what it is, who it impacts, what it causes, and how it is best overcome—is a topic of increasing interest in healthcare.
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November 24, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

Meet the founders: Dr. Robin Clarke

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I am CEO and also a cofounder. Day to day, I lead the team from an organizational standpoint, focusing on operations, finance, business...
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November 18, 2020 . Colin Beam, PhD

When better is better than best: predictive model development

Industry

The field of machine learning (ML), a subset of artificial intelligence in which computer algorithms use statistics to find patterns in data that can predict future outcomes, is undergoing rapid...
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November 10, 2020 . Ryan O'Connell

Mastering change: the Behavioral Change Stairway Model

Industry

The imperative to collaborate to achieve common goals has long defined human interactions. Initially, this imperative was rooted in survival, but working in partnership is no less important today...
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October 29, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

Carving out a great culture

Company

When I got my first work-from-home gig some years ago, I really wasn’t sure it was for me. How would I get to know my colleagues? What would I miss if I wasn’t in the office? Would my contributions...
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October 16, 2020 . Ursa Health

A new solution for participants in CMS's Primary Cares Initiative

Company, Industry, Product

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 16, 2020—In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement of its new Primary Cares Initiative, Ursa Health has released a version of Ursa Studio, its...
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October 12, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

Physician-defined measurement reduces SNF readmissions

Company, Industry, Product

Ursa Health recently worked with an integrated delivery system to reduce readmissions from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The geriatrician charged with leading the effort had summary data from...
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October 6, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Tyler Johnson

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? My role here at Ursa is director of operations, and my core responsibility is making sure our customers are getting value out of their partnership...
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September 16, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Ryan O'Connell

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I serve as Ursa Health’s senior director of knowledge, which is a role that involves wearing several hats. Primarily, I am responsible for...
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September 15, 2020 . Ursa Health

Ursa Health achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification for third year

Product

NASHVILLE, TENN., SEPTEMBER 15, 2020—Ursa Health, a leading provider of data analytics software and professional services to the healthcare industry, today announced that the Ursa Health Platform...
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September 9, 2020 . Ursa Health

Ursa Health takes a top spot in AHRQ challenge

Company

NASHVILLE, TENN., SEPTEMBER 9, 2020—Predictive analytics can drive healthcare performance improvement and program innovation by anticipating areas of need, helping organizations determine where to...
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August 26, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

Meet the founders: Andy Hackbarth

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? My position is chief product officer. My primary responsibility is to oversee development of the software platform, to think strategically about...
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June 10, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

A new look for Ursa Health

Company

We’re always busy here at Ursa Health, but over the last few months we’ve been engaged in a special project: reinventing Ursa Health's brand identity.
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June 10, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

Meet the founders: Steve Hackbarth

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? As chief technology officer, I primarily manage development of our application, Ursa Studio, as well as the technical infrastructure surrounding...
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March 27, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Caroline Sullivan

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I recently joined Ursa Health as chief administrative officer. In my role, I support Ursa Health's general operations and maintain the smooth...
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March 16, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Rob Viola

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? As a senior manager of DevOps, my role is pretty diverse—I do a little bit of everything. Half my time is consulting with clients on things like...
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February 27, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet John Toher

Company, Meet Ursa Health

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I am director of technical services, which means I am a technical resource for clients during their implementation of the Ursa Health Platform....
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February 26, 2020 . Steve Hackbarth

Working with dates and timezones in JavaScript: a survival guide

Industry

Many JavaScript developers approach dealing with dates and timezone issues with apprehension. And indeed, it’s easy to get turned in a knot as you’re trying to get times working sensibly for all your...
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February 24, 2020 . Aaron Mock

Tired of long implementations? We were, too.

Company, Industry

Too often, introducing a new data model and analytics platform to your organization requires a massive time and resource investment before a team is able to create anything of value. We’ve been there...
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January 16, 2020 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Dr. Colin Beam

Company, Meet Ursa Health

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,...
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December 23, 2019 . Sandy Bielawa

The pain of real values

Company, Industry

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...
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December 13, 2019 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Aaron Mock

Company, Meet Ursa Health

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...
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November 6, 2019 . Sandy Bielawa

We are Ursa Health: meet Sandy Cummings

Company, Meet Ursa Health

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...
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October 22, 2019 . Ryan O'Connell

Resources for healthcare improvement

Industry

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...
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