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Press Release: Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative Announces Endowed Chair

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Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative Announces Endowed Chair

Liaquat Hossain, PhD named Endowed Chair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

La Vista, NE, 1/14/2022 – The Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative, powered by CyncHealth, (NHC or Collaborative) is excited to announce Liaquat Hossain, PhD, as the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative Population Health Endowed Chair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) in the College of Business and Technology.

The endowed chair will direct efforts to advance population health research in the state of Nebraska with the goal of improving healthcare delivery for individuals and advance population health science.  Leveraging the talent and experience of UNK, Hossain will identify, lead, and promote projects with faculty members and students.

On the appointment, Hossain said, “I’m excited to work with CyncHealth and other healthcare organizations to develop educational and research programs that support the state’s public health workforce and positively influence policy development and health outcomes for all Nebraskans.”

Dr. Ann Polich, CyncHealth Chief Medical Officer and NHC Executive Director stated, “The Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative, powered by CyncHealth, is thrilled to partner with Dr. Hossain to empower a future workforce that is health data informed to continue to grow and empower the health data utility.”

“Dr. Hossain not only possesses a firm understanding of complex systems and technology, but he also has a breadth of expertise in the healthcare domain. He understands how we can use technology, from data analytics to machine learning and artificial intelligence, to take full advantage of the rich data sets CyncHealth has been compiling,” said Dr. Tim Jares, dean of the UNK College of Business and Technology. “By combining Dr. Hossain’s expertise with his broad network, we have a fantastic opportunity to bring experts from across the state and various disciplines together in synergistic ways to accomplish things we otherwise could not.”

NHC bridges the gap between data science and healthcare to improve the health of all patients. As an organization, the Collaborative and its partners are committed to building a health data competent workforce and advancing research projects that can better inform population health decisions.

About the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative, powered by CyncHealth

The Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative’s mission is to bridge the gap between data science and healthcare to improve the health of all patients. The Collaborative is committed to building a health data competent workforce, advancing research projects that inform population health decisions, and community engagement. NHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated by CyncHealth.

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