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October 15, 2021 . Sandy Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Callie Poehler

Company

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

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

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 Cummings

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 Cummings

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 30, 2021 . Sandy Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Jerry Buchanan

Company

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I’m senior vice president of business development, so think of me as our head of sales. My responsibility is to position Ursa Health where we can...
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March 10, 2021 . Sandy Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Sue Han

Company

What’s your role at Ursa Health, and what do you do? I am the operational project manager and the first person at Ursa Health fully dedicated to the Project Management Office, which we hope to grow...
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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 Cummings

Meet the founders: Dr. Robin Clarke

Company

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 Cummings

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 Cummings

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Tyler Johnson

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Ryan O'Connell

Company

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

Meet the founders: Andy Hackbarth

Company

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 Cummings

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 Cummings

Meet the founders: Steve Hackbarth

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Caroline Sullivan

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Rob Viola

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet John Toher

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Dr. Colin Beam

Company

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 Cummings

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Aaron Mock

Company

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 Cummings

We are Ursa Health: meet Sandy Cummings

Company

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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