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Bil Westerfield

Magpie Health Analytics
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Bil Westerfield is President of Magpie Health Analytics a company founded with the goal of providing products and services that make it easier for healthcare organizations to use analytics to make decisions.

His current focus is on expanding the professional services of Magpie which currently includes work at CMS on the Medicare Advantage Encounter Data project, developing a predictive modeling engine for STARS & QRS for a large health plan, and helping several ACOs develop the analytics needed to achieve quality and shared savings goals.

Prior to founding Magpie, Bil was part of the Centers for Advanced Analytics and Insight at SAS, a team of industry experts tasked with establishing innovative advanced analytical applications for health and life science industries. Before joining CHAI, Bil served as SAS Federal’s health care analytics expert with responsibility for providing vision and guidance to federal health care agencies on the application of analytics and technology.

Before SAS, Bil spent over a decade leading a health services research and predictive modeling team at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee where he was able to successfully put predictive analytics to work in the clinical and business work flows of the organization.

Bil holds a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee. He has published several journal articles with his peers and presented at numerous conferences.