JPS Health Network and CTG Health Solutions Co-Speak at SINI 2015
JPS Health Network’s Melinda Yates-Costin and
CTG Health Solutions’Linda Lockwood Co-Speak at SINI 2015
DALLAS – July 21, 2015
Melinda Yates-Costin, CHCIO, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, Vice President and CIO, JPS Health Network and Linda Lockwood, R.N., MBA,Solutions Director, Advisory Services, CTG Health Solutions, will lead Track D, including presenting “Key Concepts and Relationships in Data Analytics,” at the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s 2015 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) conference. Yates-Costin and Lockwood will co-present with Ann Tinker, M.S., R.N. The panel will be moderated by Judy Ozbolt, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.N.N., F.A.C.M.I., F.A.I.M.B.E.
Wednesday,July 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT; University of Maryland School of Nursing in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Click here to register.
Healthcare organizations are awash in data. Many struggle to obtain answers to key business questions, or to understand how to leverage that data to drive quality and process improvements. There are several reasons attributed to this disconnect, such as a lack of common definitions, and the inability of users to develop their own dashboards and drill-down analytics and proliferation of data silos.
Participants of the “Key Concepts and Relationships in Data Analytics” panel will discuss the critical need for data governance as a foundational element for analytics, how it relates to the Healthcare Analytic Adoption Model and the key principles required, the guiding principles for big data use in nursing, and a self-assessment to help nurses determine how well they can apply data governance principles to their own organizations. Other sessions in this track will cover two case studies, small group workshops, and lessons learned and takeaways for attendees to apply to their work settings. 
Melinda Yates-Costin, CHCIO, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, Vice President and CIO, JPS Health Network
Linda Lockwood, R.N., MBA, Solutions Director, Advisory Services, CTG Health Solutions

Pre-and post-event interviews can be arranged. Click here for Yates-Costin’s photo. Click here for Lockwood’s photo.            
CTG develops innovative IT solutions to address the business needs and challenges of companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, technology services, energy, and financial services. Its health IT division, CTG Health Solutions (CTGHS) is a leading information technology consulting firm dedicated solely to helping healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers, and related organizations achieve clinical and financial goals through effective technology and business solutions. Over the last 25 years, CTGHS has provided healthcare IT, and operational and strategic consulting support to more than 700 healthcare organizations. CTG is a publicly-traded IT services and solutions company that was founded in 1966 and operates in North America and Western Europe. For more information, visit

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