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Improving revenue cycle management with deep learning – a health care case study


In this session, Sanji Fernando, Senior Vice President and Head of AI and Analytics Platforms, will share his experience building, deploying, and operating a deep learning model that improves hospital revenue cycle management, including: business alignment, data preparation, model development, model selection, deployment and operations.Sanji will also share key learnings and opportunities for improvement with deep learning models in health care.

Who is the presentation for?
Professionals seeking to learn practical information from a real life example on developing and deploying a deep learning model in health care.Job titles/functions include:  Dir / VP of Product Mgmt, VP Engineering, VP Analytics, etc. There haven’t been many examples of deep learning modelsdeployed in health care, making this session distinctive in content.
What will they be able to take away?
An understanding of how the presenter approached training a deep learning model, ranging from data source selection to training multiple models in a systematic experiment based approach to select the one best suited to solving the business problem.
What prerequisite knowledge do they need?
A basic understanding of deep learning.


SANJI FERNANDO is Vice President, Head of the OptumLabs Center for Applied Data Science (CADS). The Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) is a new kind of resource within Optum, focused on the application of new data science methods to solve complex health care challenges faced by United HealthCare and Optum. Specifically, CADS applies breakthrough innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create software prototypes. Sanji joined UnitedHealth Group in 2014 from Nokia, where he was the Head of Data Science for Nokia’s Cloud Computing Group and HERE, Nokia’s navigation services division. Sanji spent 9 years at Nokia in a variety of roles with Nokia’s Multimedia Division, Nokia Research and Nokia Ventures. Prior to Nokia, Sanji was a co-founder and VP of Engineering of a venture-backed mobile software company, Vettro. Sanji began his career in management consulting. Sanji is a graduate of the Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three boys. In his free time, Sanji enjoys coaching his sons in Basketball and Baseball.