From the Daily Pennsylvanian:
WHAL aims to utilize healthcare analytics to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare. The lab was launched to transform healthcare through a data-driven, analytical approach.
Hamsa Bastani, Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions and Marrisa King, the Alice Y. Hung President’s Distinguished Professor of Health Care will lead the lab along with Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation with Analytics at Wharton.
“Right now is a critical moment in healthcare: we’ve seen a growing availability of data, as well as transformative opportunities with respect to the development of algorithmic tools,” King said. “By carrying these together, we think that we can begin to tackle many of healthcare’s growing challenges.”