HDAA 2023 news and updates

November 6-9, 2023 

Healthcare Data & Analytics Association Annual Conference
Hosted by Children's Hospital Colorado
Westin Downtown Denver

We're one week from the opening of HDAA 2023! It's still not too late to register.

Conference updates:

Transportation Options

Our conference hotel is the Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 8020. It's a 45-minute drive from the Denver airport, so plan accordingly. Map

Commuter train

We recommend taking the A Line commuter train from the airport to Union Station in downtown. Union Station is the end of the line, so no need to worry about missing your stop. Fare is $10.50 per day and includes unlimited rides.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the station, or a quick ride via taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

Airport rideshare

Rideshares of course are available from the airport as well. Pickup location is Level 5, Island 5. Follow the signs for ground transportation.

Follow these links for printable and detailed versions of airport arrival and departure options.

HDAA 2023 Agenda Now Online

Conference attendees: Bookmark our online agenda, and refer to it throughout the event. You'll see the entire schedule of course, with links to presentation abstracts and presenter bios, plus our poster and roundtable sessions. There's a tweak or two left, and we'll update this immediately with any changes.

If you're still debating attending, in-person or virtually, take a look: Our lineup will persuade you.

HDAA 2023 Sponsors

Is 2023 the year of AI and cloud computing in healthcare analytics? For an answer, look no further than the list of companies sponsoring HDAA's annual conference in Denver next week.

Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Snowflake, Health Catalyst, BigBear.ai, Epic, and CDW Analytics: all are contributing, financially and intellectually, to our gathering.

We at HDAA take what we think is a unique approach to conference sponsorship. First and foremost, we solicit organizations who advance the healthcare analytics conversation in some important way. There are no trade fairs at a HDAA conference. Instead, sponsors co-present with one of our members, defend posters on a key aspect of our profession, moderate a roundtable discussion.

These eight companies support the HDAA approach and are absolutely essential partners in the rapid maturation of analytics in healthcare.

Keep an eye out on LinkedIn this week to learn what these companies have to offer our conference. They're an integral part of an outstanding agenda featuring more than three dozen presentations, two dozen posters and more than a dozen roundtable discussions, all in the service of HDAA's mission to improve patient outcomes with data and analytics.

If you're a HDAA member, it's not too late to register for Analytics with Altitude, Nov. 6-9, hosted by Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver. If you're not, join today and join our conference. HDAA membership is free to all who meet our criteria.

Please thank our sponsors for helping make HDAA 2023 possible.

HDAA 2023 Keynote Address

We are pleased to announce that Carole Piovesan, co-founder of INQ Consulting, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday. Her law practice concentrates on privacy, cybersecurity and incident response, data governance and artificial intelligence risk management. Her topic: Move fast but don’t break anything: Leading with responsible AI for better healthcare.

Hotel Layout

Most of our conference takes place onthe Westin's mezzanine level, with some sessions in rooms off the lobby. The registration desk will be in the central mezzanine area; general sessions will be in the Confluence Ballroom down the hall. 

Breakout rooms:

  • Executive/Clinical Track: Augusta Room, lobby level
  • Technical Track: Platt River Room, mezzanine level
  • Program/Product Management Track: Molly Brown Room, lobby level

Roundtable sessions will be held in smaller conference rooms, mostly on the mezzanine level.

Click here for the complete layout given to us by the Westin. Note that the mezzanine and lobby maps are repeated.


Registration is still open for HDAA's annual conference, being held November 6-9 in Denver, CO.  Join peers and colleagues from across the country and beyond, in Denver, the mile-high city and gateway to the Rockies. Our friends at Children's Hospital Colorado will be hosting our conference at the Westin Downtown Denver

You must be a HDAA member to attend a HDAA conference. If you're not yet a member, you may register prior to joining, but must become a member to attend. Click the Join HDAA button today to be part of the action. Membership is free!

Questions about our conference? Please contact the HDAA conference committee at [email protected].

Meanwhile, here's a list of the presentations and round tables we'll have on offer:


We currently have these 36 presentations slated for the agenda, across three tracks. Everyone, of course, is welcome to attend any session in any track.

  • Executive/Clinical Leadership
    • A Clinician-led Governance model for real-time AI and Predictive Models for Patient Care
    • A Dose of Analytics for Your Provider’s Health
    • Automated PC4 Data Abstraction
    • CliniPane: Ambiently delivered analytics at the point of care
    • Data Visualization as a Tool to Advance Equity
    • Elevating Population Health with Actionable Analytics
    • Ethical Considerations of Integrating ChatGPT into Your Analytics Workflow
    • How to solve the nursing shortage
    • Keeping the Lights On: Creating Insights into Hospital Profitability
    • Reducing Healthcare Carbon Emissions with Real-World Data
    • Understanding bias and fairness in the quest for responsible AI
    • Using Data to Drive Change: A decreased incidence of cardiac arrest in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
    • Using the Population Health Data Model to Develop Value-Based Care Analytic Tools
  • Technical
    • An Infrastructure for Secure Sharing of Clinical Data
    • Comparing ChatGPT Methods with Other Natural Language processing models for Medically aligned text
    • Data Analytics in Action: Tackling the Blood Shortage Crisis
    • Extracting Patient Handwriting and Hand-filled Selection from Scanned Questionnaire using Azure Cognitive Service
    • Leveraging APIs, Virtualization and Dashboards in Disparate Research Administrative Systems Across Multiple Institutions
    • MLOps for Custom Models Running in Epic
    • Noting Unconscious Bias: What Can Be Learned from Running NLP on Physicians’ Treatment Notes?
    • Overcoming Data Challenges to Develop a Predictive Model for Retinopathy of Prematurity in a Neonatal ICU
    • Pediatric Mental Health Data Solutions - the First Step is Identifying the Problem
    • Poisson Modeling Predicts Acute Telestroke Patient Call Volumes
    • The Development of a Predictive Model to Identify Social Determinants of Health Risk in a Patient Population
    • Translating Machine Learning Research into Implementation: Visual Analytics Tool for Model Evaluation, Threshold Selection, and Explainability
    • Unlocking the Power of EHR System Logs to Improve Clinical Workflows with Process Mining
  • Program/product management
    • 10 steps to starting and building a successful data catalog
    • ARC Academy: Creating an analytics training program to support self-service
    • Chaos to Calm - Delivering Analytics Value in a Fast Moving Environment
    • Data Governance on a Dime: Innovation as a Requirement
    • Data Literacy & Data Quality Partnership to Elevate Enterprise Data Quality
    • Health System Integration Impact on Research Data Services
    • Recipe for Real World Success in Governing Data
    • Reliability M&M’s – How we let the “M” say it for us!
    • Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)
    • Transforming Service Delivery with a Hub-and-Spoke Model
    • Using Epic data and Tableau to visualize medicine patient activity across hospitals
    • Where AI Technology Can Make a Difference Today


More than a dozen roundtables, each a wonderful opportunity to share ideas with your peers

  • Building Data Literacy through a Community of Practice
  • Building Resilience and Reinventing Cultural Norms in a Remote Work Environment
  • Data Catalog Roundtable
  • Data Governance roundtable
  • Data Registry Wranglin'
  • Doing My Job With Generative AI
  • HDAA Advanced Analytics SIG
  • HDAA Cerner SIG
  • HDAA Data Literacy SIG
  • HDAA Epic SIG
  • HDAA Mentoring Program
  • HDAA Population Health SIG
  • HDAA Women in Analytics SIG
  • Improving Analytics Through Data Trust Initiatives
  • Prioritizing the Most Critical Needs for AI in Healthcare
  • Sharing Data with External Organizations: Understanding and Evaluating Risk Perspectives
  • The Spice Must Flow - new approaches to staffing and data delivery services

In addition, we will have 30 posters on display, multiple full-session panel discussions and keynote addresses each day.

If you are a vendor interested in presenting at our conference or supporting HDAA and its mission, please email [email protected].

Why attend a HDAA conference?

HDAA's annual conference features your colleagues addressing the real-world problems of healthcare analytics and sharing real-world solutions. We draw speakers from around the country and beyond, all of them involved in the practice of our profession.

In addition to formal presentations, posters, and keynote addresses, you'll have opportunities to chat with your peers in topic-specific roundtables, social events, and – sometimes the most fruitful avenue of all – informal conversations in the hallway or at the lunch table.