Yiscah Bracha has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare analytics, and through the eyes of an analytic customer, has developed expertise in business intelligence and data warehousing. Her background touches on diverse but interrelated aspects of transforming electronic data into actionable information to improve health outcomes and care.
Yiscah has served as a strategic advisor helping large healthcare organizations create order out of chaotic data management and analytic environments, has led a large team of advanced analytic professionals and business intelligence developers providing clinicians and operational leaders the information they need to improve healthcare quality, has led an informatics initiative to provide real-time, evidence-based decision support in primary care. She has a research background as well, having worked for many years as a biostatistician on large-scale clinical trials of interventions to manage chronic disease, along with health services research projects that analyze observational data to understand patients’ care-seeking behaviors. She often serves as the communicative bridge between clinicians, IT/IS, and analytic professionals, and enjoys finding just the right analytic method to tease out answers to questions and solve the problem at hand.
Yiscah holds a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy, and an MS in Statistics, both from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a BA in Mathematics and Experimental Psychology, from Macalester College. She is currently working as a consultant for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and is exploring new opportunities.