UC Health Announces First VP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer

New position will oversee use of data, analytics to enhance delivery of care

 CINCINNATI (July 1, 2019) — Michael Legg, MHA, has been named vice president and chief data and analytics officer for UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system.

“As our system’s first vice president and chief data and analytics officer, Mike will support UC Health’s commitment to driving innovation, leading the way our system collects, interprets and uses data and analytics to enhance the delivery of care and achieve operational excellence,” said Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, senior vice president & chief medical officer for UC Health.

In this new role, Legg will collaborate with clinical and operational leadership to build a deeper culture of data-driven decision making; establish a formal process of gathering, interpreting and sharing data; and establishing a process by which employees across UC Health can access the right data at the right time to drive the right decisions.

“I am thrilled to join UC Health and have the opportunity to help transform the system’s data-driven culture and deliver the best quality of care for our patients,” Legg said.

Legg joins UC Health on July 8 and brings more than 15 years of experience leading large organizational change initiatives in healthcare and in management consulting. He has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and trained in strategic agility at Yale University.

Most recently, he was executive director of reporting and analytics for Yale-New Haven Health System, which operates five hospitals and a multispecialty medical group with more than 8,200 medical staff and 25,000 employees.

In this role, Legg created and led a centralized data and analytics department which served Yale’s School of Medicine and affiliated health system, and established an enterprise data governance and prioritization process.

“Mike’s proven success in leading data analytics teams and building a high performance culture focused on delivering consistent and predictable results will be invaluable to us here at UC Health,” Alessandrini said. “I am excited to have him with us and look forward to seeing how his extensive expertise and collaborative spirit will enhance our data-driven culture.”

 

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians (with more than 800 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Institute; and UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.

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