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Cedars-Sinai Hosts NEJM Catalyst Event

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President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac welcomes the audience at the NEJM Catalyst event last month.

Cedars-Sinai hosted an NEJM Catalyst event in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Jan. 31, which also was broadcast live on the internet to an estimated 6,000 viewers.

The morning featured a range of prominent healthcare executives, administrators and academics from across the U.S. discussing how to use data analytics to improve care outcomes.

President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac welcomed the audience by sharing his perspective on how data analytics can improve healthcare for everyone.

"We’re living in really unprecedented times—unprecedented change and discovery, the pace of change in both medical care and care delivery," Priselac said. "The emerging capacity that is the focus of today's event, to deploy data analytics—artificial intelligence and all those related technologies—is fueling that rapid change."

The morning covered three different topics: measuring the right data, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to gather data, and using the right provider incentives to yield the best care metrics and outcomes.

In the portion of the program that focused on incentives, John Jenrette, MD, executive vice president, Medical Network, encouraged the crowd to make physicians a central part of this process.

"Make sure the data can be helpful and meaningful to their practice and work they do," Jenrette said.

The NEJM Catalyst series, which focuses on improving the value of healthcare, is produced by the same group that publishes the New England Journal of Medicine.