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The guest in this episode of The Health Leader Forge is Greg Townsend, the Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Commonwealth Care Alliance in Boston. Greg’s path to leadership in health analytics traces the coming of age of analytics in health care. Greg’s educational background began in public health working with disease management and health promotion, which led him to roles in risk management and quality improvement, two fields that rely heavily on data.
These early roles helped him develop the skill set that he uses today to support the Commonwealth Care Alliance’s mission of providing health care to some of Massachusetts’ most needy citizens. The podcast concludes with Greg’s thoughts on leadership and his advice to people who are interested in entering the field of health analytics.
The Health Leader Forge
Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).
Townsend, G. "Greg Townsend, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Commonwealth Care Alliance." Interview by Mark Bonica. Podcast. Health Leader Forge, 14 Oct. 2015. Web. https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/greg-townsend-vp-of-business-intelligence-and-analytics-commonwealth-care-alliance