Executive Spotlight Series: From a Physician’s Perspective with Michael Hyder MD, MPH, President of Clearsense

Larry Kaiser

Clearsense's Executive Spotlight Series

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Michael Hyder, MD, MPH

President, Clearsense, LLC.

Welcome back to Clearsense’s “Executive Spotlight” series. This week’s interview features Michael Hyder, MD, MPH, the President of Clearsense. Dr. Hyder has many years of serving as multiple senior executive roles within complex, clinically integrated health systems that have focused on clinical transformation and data-driven outcomes.

Dr. Hyder graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Systems. He then earned his Master of Public Health degree at Boston University, with a focus in health care services, and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his post-graduate medical training in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Electrophysiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center where he also served as Chief Cardiology Fellow.  Dr. Hyder continues to practice Cardiac Electrophysiology in New England and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.

His diverse and detailed background allows for a deeper conversation into how better data insights can help health systems now and into the future.

QUESTION: Why does Clearsense’s technology intrigue you as a physician?

Dr. Hyder: Clearsense goes beyond data science. By delivering critical actionable insights at the right moment to the right person, we help our clients focus and drive outcomes. We want to shift healthcare operations to becoming more proactive rather than reactive. As a Cardiologist, I want to be able to help prevent a heart attack, rather than help a coding patient.

The goal of Clearsense is to organize all relevant fragmented data so our clients have data they can trust to improve quality of care, accelerate the achievement of their goals, reduce costs and improve their patient’s experience. This is ultimately why I came to Clearsense.

QUESTION: You have had many roles within the healthcare realm, Dr. Hyder. When was it that you realized the challenges that health systems are facing when it comes to data?

Dr. Hyder: I have served in the capacity as a CMO for a large multi-specialty Physicians group, CMO for an Accountable Care Organization and CMIO for a complex health system for a number of years. When you’re held accountable for results, that’s when you really understand the challenges that leaders face with the lack of timely healthcare data and actionable insights to drive performance. The right data needs to be served up to the right person at the right time. Yes, all of that seems daunting, however, what attracted me to Clearsense was the ability to leverage next-generation technology to organize all of the relevant data together in real-time to make an informed decision. That’s how providers use data in treating patients and there should be no difference in how healthcare leaders run health systems.

When you’re held accountable for results, that’s when you really understand the challenges that leaders face with the lack of timely healthcare data and actionable insights to drive performance. The right data needs to be served up to the right person at the right time.

QUESTION: Why do hospitals need better insights?

Dr. Hyder: Unfortunately, within the healthcare industry, there is a dichotomy towards how the data is leveraged. The “real-time” data that the providers and nurses are utilizing compared to the administrative side of the house are not the same and can even contradict one another. Therefore, without a foundation of trusted data, it becomes very difficult to address problems within a health system and impossible to gain a market advantage through the use of data science and machine learning. As a physician and an administrator, this is what drove me to search for a better solution.