Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp will speak today at AdvaMed 2014, the leading gathering of medical technology professionals in North America.

McCollister-Slipp will be part of a panel discussing the need to promote interoperability and data integration among medical devices and electronic health records (EHRs). In addition to improving patient care and safety, the panel will discuss the promise of using the data derived from interoperable EHRs and devices to better understand important patterns in health and care. McCollister-Slipp has been a vocal advocate for the need for device and EHR interoperability and the potential of integrated data streams to provide tools for better assessing the effects of various care strategies on health outcomes.

More information about the panel is below:

The Big (Data) Picture

Track: eHealth & Health IT
Room: W179A
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Panel Overview:

We are all in the business of gathering and sharing data to best serve patients. Amazing tools are at work in today’s hospitals and health care systems, generating an unprecedented amount of data that could be applied to improve health care across populations. What’s missing? These tools are largely disconnected; they cannot share information. We must find a reliable and common way of sharing data across devices, across health systems and across continents. How can we bring together fragmented, disparate efforts and accelerate them to enable quality patient care and outcomes? Learn from experts across the health care ecosystem on how the industry can collaborate on the big (data) picture and what it means for health care delivery.


Nicholas J. Valeriani, Chief Executive, West Health


Jay M. Anderson, M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Performance & Chief Information Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

John LaLonde, Vice President, Product Development, Technology and Research, Medtronic, Inc.

Anna McCollister-Slipp, Co-Founder, Galileo Analytics

Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Health System

For more information about AdvaMed 2014: the MedTech Conference, visit


About Admin

Anna McCollister-Slipp is co-founder of Galileo Analytics, a Visual Data Exploration and advanced data analytics company focused on democratizing access to and understanding of complex health data. In addition, she is the Chief Advocate for Participatory Research at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, where she is charged with bringing the expertise of patients, caregivers and community physicians into the design of health research. Anna’s passion for innovation in health data research is rooted in her personal experiences living with type 1 diabetes. As an entrepreneur and advocate, she speaks frequently about the promise of digital health, the imperative for patient data access and the need for improved outcomes measures for chronic disease. Anna serves on a number of government and private committees and boards aimed at promoting innovative ways to better understand, manage and treat complex health conditions, such as diabetes.

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