Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Mount Sinai Health on Driving Corporate Culture to be More Data-Driven - Argyle Executive Forum Events
Mike Berger
Mike now has the dual role of Vice President of our new Mount Sinai Enterprise Data Science Center of Excellence and Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In this role, Mike will lead the data science and informatics functions for population health and the Mount Sinai Health Partners IPA, but will also build out our analytics Center of Excellence function that supports broad Health System initiatives. The Center of Excellence will serve as a key resource to executives, physicians, directors, and other staff who are aiming to build data science and analytics expertise within their functional areas through development and deployment of training, support in mentorship programs for analytics staff and project support through staffing. Mike joined Mount Sinai in 2015 to build and lead the data science and informatics function within population health. In that role, he built both actuarial and clinical informatics groups of data science analysts and engineers, turning data into powerful visualizations, analytics, and predictive models to support our population health initiatives. In 2018, Mike was named to the Top 50 Data & Analytics Professionals in North America list and in 2019, the Top 100 Data Innovators list by Corinium Global Intelligence. Prior to his time at Mount Sinai, Mike served as Chief Analytics Officer at Affinity Health Plan, and in other analytics executive roles at various leading health systems, including Geisinger and Northwell. Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, Mike has an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the University of Southern California, a PM certification from Harvard Graduate School of Public Health and most recently received his MsBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Contact Info Mike Berger 150 E 42nd Street Suite 8A-04 NY, NY 10017 212-673-6433

Mike Berger, Vice President and Chief Data Analytics Officer for Mount Sinai Health, will discuss how to start your own Data Science Center of Excellence at DATAx: Unlock The Power Of Data Science To Make A Real World Impact taking place November 6-7 in New York.

In Berger’s session on November 6, attendees can expect to take away practical examples and lessons learned in acquiring a thoughtful approach to driving corporate culture to be more data-driven.

Berger recently identified that “saying you’re data-driven and living it are two very different things”. He went on to acknowledge that if there was a way to evaluate and influence the culture of an organization to be truly data-driven, then that in turn, would create tremendous value.

Given that the healthcare industry is highly fragmented, Berger felt that startups aren’t able to scale quickly due to the closed nature ecosystems of the behemoth EMR (Electronic Medical Records) vendors.

Berger offered up some great advice for recruiting and maintaining top talent and for leaders looking to build high-performance teams.

“Balancing the build vs. buy is key.  You have some talent in-house that can be invested in, but you need external help to jump start your initiatives. [The] best advice I can give is to start small, don’t go from zero to any more than three without showing returns.”

When asked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) initiatives that Mount Sinai Health is working on, Berger shared that the psychometric understanding of physician decision-making is gathering mindshare. However, he cautioned that the best risk scores and clinical decision support tools are meaningless if doctors won’t change how they practice.

To hear more from Mike Berger, reserve your place at the upcoming DATAx New York conference on November 6-7. Act fast to secure your ticket at the discounted early-bird price! [LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW].