AI in Action E216: Yohann Smadja, VP of Data Science at Cedar

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Welcome to episode 216 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Yohann Smadja, VP of Data Science at Cedar in New York. Founded in 2016, Cedar provides a smarter way for hospitals, health systems and medical groups to manage the patient payment ecosystem. Their platform delivers modern intelligence to alleviate collections challenges, dramatically improve billing operations and ensure a personalized billing experience for patients. Together with the leading medical groups and hospitals across the country, Cedar is elevating the patient payment experience.

With 12 years of experience in the field, Yohann leads the Data Science team who is in charge of making sense of the vast amount of data they have available to help achieve the company’s vision. They build analytics for healthcare providers and their teams to inform the product development process. They tell stories about all aspects of the patient journey and analyze patient behavior, as well as build ML models to drive better decision-making at scale on the platform. 

In today's episode, Yohann discusses:

How they are impacting the patient experience

Interesting projects the data science team are working on

Milestones on his journey with Cedar to date

Challenges the team needs to overcome to achieve success

What excites him for the future

What he looks for when hiring into the team

To find out more about Yohann and all the great work happening at Cedar, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @CedarNY. You can also connect with Yohann on Linkedin.

What did you think of Yohann's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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