Speaker "Kathleen Mcgrow" Details Back



Reinventing Healthcare for the Digital Age


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving and has the potential to transform healthcare. Given the potential of this technology for patient care and its impact on clinical providers, it is essential to have a basic understanding of AI concepts. This panel discuss examines the technology and the role of clinicians in incorporating AI into the healthcare setting. Basic fundamentals of AI are described and uses in patient care explained. Analytics are defined and discussed with examples from clinical to operational to behavioral analytics. New paradigms for advanced analytics are discussed including real-time and predictive analytics, self-service analytics, internet of things and cloud analytics. Stories of how data and analytics are pivotal for reinventing the health system for the digital age will be shared.


Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, serves as Chief Nursing Information Officer for the Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team. In this role, Dr. McGrow advises organizations on how the innovative use of technology can support their digital transformation imperatives of consumer engagement, provider enablement, analytics for population health and cognitive computing to support a learning health system. Her expertise in data, analytics and artificial intelligence is used to educate organizations on how to enhance clinical, operational and financial performance, maximize capacity and patient experience, and transform to new care models and paradigms. Dr. McGrow has led, planned and directed programs and strategic data initiatives for provider and payer organizations including implementation of an evidence framework for best practices. This framework is used to identify customer pain points and targeted outcomes and used during engagements to assist the customer in developing success plans including quantifiable targeted outcomes such as return on investment and cost aversion. The framework was leveraged in both population health (care management) and quality improvement (QI) initiatives. Dr. McGrow’s clinical background spans many years, with most of that time spent in trauma and critical care settings. She has worked at some of the premier medical centers in the United States, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Dr. McGrow is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice focused on Executive Leadership and Evidence Based Practice.