Date/Time

Date(s) - 02/25/2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please use this zoom link for the event.

Please join us for a UW Data Science Seminar event on Thursday, February 25th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The seminar will feature Daniel Low, Associate Professor at UW Medicine and Anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“Leveraging Real-World Data to Move Mountains in Medicine”

Abstract: $48 billion has been spent in the last decade digitizing healthcare data with little evidence of improving health outcomes. The institute of health improvement has advocated for the use of statistical process control charts as a method to make sense of the vast streams of data generated every day. Yet few hospitals have learned to use 80+ year old mathematical techniques developed from industrial engineering. The presentation will describes how Seattle Children’s Hospital is helping in the opioid crisis by using data to successfully eliminate opioids from outpatient surgery.

The UW Data Science Seminar is an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the sciences, engineering, humanities and arts along with methodological areas in data science, such as computer science, applied math and statistics. Our presenters come from all domain fields and include occasional external speakers from regional partners, governmental agencies and industry.

All seminars will be hosted virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are free and open to the public.