DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) announces that Vikas Chowdhry has joined the organization to lead its nine person data science team. Chowdhry comes to PCCI after 15 years at Epic Systems Corp., a Wisconsin-based electronic medical records software firm, where he most recently served as head of Data Science and Machine Learning for Population Health.
“I’m very excited to welcome Vikas to the PCCI family. He is a proven leader with deep data science expertise and broad national experience. The PCCI data science team’s training and experience are impressive and somewhat unique in healthcare,” said PCCI’s President and CEO Steve Miff, PhD. “He will be working with a renowned group of clinicians and other healthcare professionals who have strong backgrounds in informatics and will ensure that our vision of creating a world of connected communities so every health outcome is positive becomes reality.”
Chowdhry began his career at Epic as a software developer where he was able to improve productivity by 15 percent by creating a new reporting tool to reduce inefficiencies. He also served as a product lead for various service lines. In his most recent role Chowdhry drove the strategy and vision for achieving superior population health outcomes through machine learning. Prior to Epic, he served as software developer at CGI Inc. in Mumbai, India, developing billing applications for Target Corp., which led to improved turnaround times for end-of-day processing.
“The vision for our data science team is to develop advanced algorithms and research that are innovative and clinically valuable and can be deployed at point of care to improve the health of individuals in the communities we serve,” Chowdhry shared. “That’s why I am so excited about joining the data science team at PCCI.”
Chowdhry is joined by Donghui Wu, PhD, PCCI’s vice president of technology and a team of highly experienced and skilled healthcare data scientists with more than 50 years of collective experience in cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics. Before joining PCCI, Dr. Wu led the research and development teams at Blue Intelligence software and predictive models for Pinpoint Clinical Insight System (PCIS).
PCCI is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare intelligence organization focused on creating connected communities through data science and machine learning. We combine deep clinical expertise with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to enable the delivery of precision medicine at the point of care. PCCI is a recipient of more than $50 million in grants directed at developing and deploying patient-centric cutting edge technologies connecting communities, Parkland Health & Hospital System, and beyond.