Walter Linde-Zwirble is a nationally recognized Data Scientist and Analytics Industry Thought Leader. He has over 20 years of experience in health outcomes and data science research. In addition, Walter has over 35 peer reviewed publications, and over 100 presented research abstracts. Walter has analyzed and modeled most aspects of healthcare delivery across all healthcare industry segments and has developed health state measures and prognostic measures for improved communication between stakeholders. In addition, his experience includes simulating the Medicare payment system and calculation of cost to charge ratios and modeling the impact of managed care on hospital outcomes.