COVID graphIn March 2020, HDAA responded to the COVID-19 crisis with a series of online discussions to assess the impact on healthcare data (and lack thereof), the immediate need for predictive models, health systems relationship with public health agencies, the impact on healthcare employees and on the profession of healthcare analytics.

We met weekly in the beginning, when data was sparse and tension high, evolving to biweekly and then monthly conversations as the pandemic continued. More than 100 HDAA members contributed to those conversations.

The COVID sessions evolved into HDAA's Town Hall series, periodic presentations or panel discussions on issues of the day that affect healthcare data and analytics. One recurring theme is data and analysis around the health equity issue. Another is the impact of a remote healthcare work force.

Think of the town halls as keynote addresses, often by one of our members, occasionally an outside speaker. 

Upcoming events

None scheduled. Check this page, and our member home page, for updates.

Recently completed events

In October 2022, Fred Bazzoli, editor-in-chief of Health Data Management, discussed HDM's in-depth reporting on Oracle's acquisition of Cerner.

In April, a three-member panel discussed Web3 technologies and their impact -- current and potential -- on healthcare delivery.


  • Ryan Sousa Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Seattle Children's
  • Matthew Trunnell former VP & CDO, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Casey Frankenberger former CRIO, Rush University Medical Center

In February of the same year, we covered the cost implications of telehealth initiatives.
Yael Harris Laurel Health Advisors
Jason Goldwater Laurel Health Advisors

Click here for the full archive of town hall recordings. The archive is available only to HDAA members.

Want to learn more?

For more information, or if your organization is interested in hosting, contact Bruce Douglas HDAA Programs