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Clinical Decision Support: Driving the Last Mile


Self-driving cars have become the most visible form of computer-aided decision support in society. What can we learn from these innovations—both good and bad, technically and culturally—about computer-aided decision support for clinicians? The adoption of EHRs provided a foundation; what and how do we build on that foundation to help clinicians, and patients, benefit from meaningful, precise decision support?

Thursday, January 16   
1:00-2:00 PM ET

Join Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, and Dale Sanders to explore clinical decision support in a joint webinar. Dr. Weingarten is recognized throughout the U.S. and international healthcare space as a physician and for his contributions to decision support, including his role in founding Zynx and Stanson Health. Dale brings a technologist’s viewpoint to the conversation, informed by his background in computer-aided decision support in the healthcare, military, and national intelligence sectors. 

During this webinar, attendees will learn more about the following topics:

  • How clinical decision support can improve the quality, safety, and value of care.
  • How developments in the field of artificial intelligence will impact clinical decision support.
  • The conceptual framework for digitizing an industry.
  • Tradeoffs in artificial intelligence models between data volume and algorithm complexity.
  • The approach to digitization in the automobile and aerospace industries.
  • Shortcomings in current healthcare data.
  • Future aspirations and plans for further digitization of healthcare.

We hope you will join us for our first webinar of 2020!

Scott Weingarten
Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH — Chief Executive Officer, Stanson Health

Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, is the CEO of Stanson Health (recently acquired by Premier, Inc)., consultant to the CEO at Cedars-Sinai, and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. Stanson Health is a clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, and analytics company, whose solutions have been purchased by almost 450 hospitals and are used by more than 125,000 providers. In addition, Dr. Weingarten is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine (Level 5) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He had reached Full Professor (In Residence) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA before he switched to the Clinical Series to start medical informatics businesses. 


Board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published approximately 100 articles and editorials on healthcare quality improvement, clinical decision support, and related topics, and has authored numerous chapters on improving the quality of patient care in some of the leading internal medicine textbooks. He is a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst “Thought Leader.”

Dale Sanders
Dale Sanders — Chief Technology Officer, Health Catalyst

Dale has been one of the most influential leaders in healthcare analytics and data warehousing since his earliest days in the industry, starting at Intermountain Healthcare from 1997 to 2005, where he was the chief architect for the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and regional director of medical informatics at LDS Hospital.


In 2001, Dale founded the Healthcare Data Warehousing Association and, from 2005 to 2009, he was the CIO for Northwestern University’s physicians’ group and the chief architect of the Northwestern Medical EDW. From 2009 to 2012, Dale served as the CIO for the national health system of the Cayman Islands, where he helped lead the implementation of new care delivery processes that are now associated with accountable care in the U.S.


Prior to his healthcare experience, Dale had a diverse 14-year career that included duties as a CIO on Looking Glass airborne command posts in the U.S. Air Force; IT support for the Reagan/Gorbachev summits; nuclear threat assessment for the National Security Agency and START Treaty; chief architect for the Intel Corp’s Integrated Logistics Data Warehouse; and co-founder of Information Technology International. As a systems engineer at TRW Inc., Dale and his team developed the largest Oracle data warehouse in the world at that time (1995), using an innovative design principle now known as a late-binding architecture.


He holds a BS degree in chemistry and minor in biology from Ft. Lewis College, Durango Colorado, and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Information Systems Engineering program.