Scott Nicholson

Scott Nicholson
Chief Data Scientist, Poynt


Scott Nicholson is Chief Data Scientist at Accretive Health and has a PhD in Economics from Stanford. His team works to find innovative uses of data to help doctors make better decisions about care and to help people be more proactive about their own care. Before moving into the health care industry Scott was a Team Lead, Senior Data Scientist and Economist at LinkedIn where his work focused on using econometric techniques to increase user engagement and identify economically relevant insights from the rich LinkedIn data. Before LinkedIn Scott built real-time bidding and ad selection algorithms at an online advertising startup.


Data and Analytics
Location: Plaza Room A Level: Non-technical
Scott Nicholson (Poynt)
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It is clear that data are core to solving big problems in health care, and data science is the skill set needed to extract insights and make them actionable. Using lessons from experience from LinkedIn & online advertising and a large dataset of clinical and claims data, we will discuss results from efforts to increase the quality of care, decrease cost, and increase hospital efficiency. Read more.


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