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Guests of the Week (3/31/17): Fawad Butt, Kaiser Permanente and Bruce Tyler, IBM

Guests of the Week (3/31/17)

Fawad Butt, Chief Data Governance Officer, Kaiser Permanente & Bruce Tyler, Partner, Global Big Data Analytics Leader at IBM

Congratulations Fawad and Bruce! You are theCUBE’s Guests of the Week.

The $5 trillion health ecosystem in the U.S. is in a position for emerging technologies to disrupt the industry, according to recent reports. In today’s connected world, many healthcare institutions are turning to data to capitalize on patient care, increase productivity and lower costs, with big data at the center of advancing health for many individuals. However, privacy and security remain a top concern for providers and patients as the conveniences tech offer also open the door for data theft.

Kaiser Permanente looks to be on the leading edge of an industry transformation with a new system, HealthConnect, that securely shares data across all its business. According to McKinsey & Company report, this integrated system resulted in better outcomes for cardiovascular patients and saved an estimated $1 billion in a reduction in office visits and lab tests.

“We are custodians of a lot of datasets that relate to patients’ health information and their personal information. And that’s a great responsibility. I think from a governance standpoint, that’s one of the key drivers that defines our focus areas,” said Fawad Butt, chief data governance officer at Kaiser Permanente.

Butt and Bruce Tyler, partner, global big data analytics leader at IBM, spoke to Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick) and Peter Burris (@plburris), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile live-streaming studio, during the IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit conference in San Francisco. The pair discussed the significance of big data along with the necessity for maximum security and privacy in the healthcare industry.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here and here.

Follow Fawad (@buttfawad) on Twitter and Bruce on LinkedIn, and check out all of our coverage of IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit.

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