HDAA Town hall April 2022Since its birth in 2001, the Healthcare Data & Analytics Association has been the place to collaborate with industry professionals, ask and answer questions, share lessons learned, get first hand validation of vendors' claims, and accelerate adoption of data and analytics to produce better healthcare outcomes and cost improvements for your healthcare system.

Membership is free to employees of healthcare systems and providers, insurance companies, public health groups, government healthcare agencies, and to students pursuing a healthcare analytics career. We are supported entirely by revenue from our annual conference. Click here for membership criteria. 

In the meantime, explore our Engage! menu to get a flavor of what HDAA has to offer. Scroll a little further on this page to learn more about us and the benefits of membership



HDAA 2024 in North Carolina

Registration is now open!

You can now register for our annual conference, hosted by UNC at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Dates: September 16-19. Details are hereThe conference will be held September 16-19 at the University of North Carolina's beautiful Friday Conference Center. We are grateful to the entire UNC Health team and look forward to sampling the beauty of the North Carolina Triangle

A HDAA conference is the highlight of the year for any healthcare analytics professional. We will have an impressive array of presentations, posters, and smaller roundtable sessions. Check the HDAA website throughout the winter and spring as details emerge.

You must be a member of HDAA to attend or present at our conference. Membership is free -- join your colleagues today!

HDAA 2023 - High-flying Analytics in Denver

More than 270 people attended HDAA's annual conference in Denver in November, with another dozen joining online.

HDAA 2023 featured 36 presentations, dozens of posters, two key addresses and panel discussions, 15 informal roundtable sessions, and opportunities beyond counting for healthcare analytics professionals to connect. Click here for a more complete summary of our proceedings, expertly and graciously hosted by Children's Hospital Colorado.

Congratulations to our newest board members

Please join us in welcoming Andrew Proctor and Wendy Soethe to the HDAA board for 2024. Both have longstanding ties with our organization.


Andrew is the Senior Director of Data & Analytics and has managed analytic teams at The Cleveland Clinic since 1996.  His HDAA involvement began in earnest back in 2017 when the Clinic hosted our conference. 



With her career spanning over 25 years in healthcare analytics, Wendy Soethe is an experienced leader in our dynamic field. She was the key coordinator at Seattle Children's Hospital for the 2018 conference, and has managed HDAA's sponsor relations for several years.


Learn more about Andrew, Wendy, and the entire HDAA board and staff on the Our People page.


HDAA is a volunteer organization comprising more than four thousand data and analytics practitioners throughout North America and abroad: academic medical centers, large and small healthcare providers, insurance companies, key government agencies, and public health organizations.

We are the professionals who produce the analytics that improve patient outcomes, track and reduce healthcare costs, and support medical research.

Once a year, we meet in person for a three-day conference to cement our relationships and renew our commitment to sharing information in the service of our profession. Throughout the year, we gather online via town halls, special interest group meetings and active online forums. A sampling of the issues we address:

  • Data governance and literacy
  • Healthcare equity
  • Advanced data engineering concepts
  • Data warehousing principles
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Analytics from leading EMR vendors
  • Population health analytics 
  • Staffing and career advancement
  • Operating models for healthcare analytics


 Immediately connect to an engaged network of your peers 

  • Professionals directly involved in the day-to-day curation and generation of healthcare analytics:  business intelligence analysts, data engineers, data modelers, data scientists, data stewards, integration architects
  • Directors and hiring managers of analytics departments throughout our organizations: IT, quality improvement, finance, clinical decision support, healthcare informatics, population health networks, research, and more
  • C-Suite executives responsible for producing and using analytics

Gain access to years of materials from the healthcare industry's leading data and analytics professionals:

  • HDAA annual conference presentations
  • Webinar recordings
  • Panel discussions

Want to know more? Here's more information on HDAA's missionour story, and our people.



We have completed season one of HDAA Insights, our series aimed at recruiting the next generation of healthcare analysts. Twenty-two HDAA members contributed their time and perspectives in six panel discussions. Check here for more information.