March 11, 2014 10:00 ET

WPC Hires Data Scientist to Meet Demand for Understanding Healthcare Data

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - WPC, a full-service healthcare technology, business process consulting organization, today announced the hiring of data scientist Damian Mingle to meet the strong demand for its expertise in translating clinical, financial and operational data into actionable insights.

"I am thrilled to welcome Damian to our team," said Ray Guzman, senior vice president of WPC. "His experience will be invaluable as more and more of our customers seek to better understand healthcare data and leverage data to transform their businesses based on the initiatives introduced by the PPACA."

The hiring of Mingle further enhances WPC's capabilities as a leading expert on data integration, data integrity, business intelligence and predictive analytics. He will assist WPC clients by helping them better understand their data to unlock its true potential. In particular, his deep knowledge of the industry will help WPC's clients to gain better insights into clinical, financial and operational performance.

Mingle has more than 10 years of experience successfully leading the development and delivery of data-driven solutions internationally. He gained experience with data mining, data modeling and predictive modeling within the mortgage banking, financial services and healthcare industries.

Mingle recently worked in analytics and pricing services for a large integrated healthcare delivery network where he designed what-if models for managed care contracts and developed programmatic solutions to optimize hospital service-line pricing. His previous professional experience includes constructing tiered reimbursement models for Coventry Health Care, Inc.'s workman's compensation product offering. He has achieved top honors for designing predictive algorithms in numerous international data science challenges for leading organizations such as Winton Capital Management, Microsoft Academic Research, Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation and The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

About WPC

WPC is a healthcare industry leader, providing world class consulting solutions and serving as the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products. WPC was founded in 1975 as Washington Publishing Company, and over the last 39 years, thousands of customers -- including the largest firms in healthcare -- have relied upon WPC's expertise to solve their business problems. WPC provides technical, business process, and compliance solutions while focusing on improving quality, lowering costs, and optimizing performance for customers. Expertise includes: ICD-10, security and compliance, healthcare reform, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement strategies. For more information, visit Follow @WPCSolutions on Twitter and become a WPC fan on Facebook.

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