James R. Grana

Chief Analytics Officer
Rush Health
Dr. James Grana has been developing analytics for healthcare organizations for more than 20 years – long before it was cool. As Chief Analytics Officer at Rush Health, a clinically integrated network of three medical centers, one hospital, and approximately 1,500 providers, he is responsible for analytics, reporting, and related collaborations. He is also President and Founder of Accelerated Business Analytics, LLC, a consulting firm that works with healthcare providers and firms that render services to insurance carriers. In that role he has facilitated business development planning in various health delivery industries, and is active in evaluating shared risk/ACO contracts. Prior to founding this organization, he served as VP, Enterprise Analytics and Informatics at Blue Shield of California, where he built advanced analytical capabilities addressing pharmacy, marketing, consumer, predictive modeling, value-based care, program evaluation, medical cost, utilization, and risk issues. He was also Divisional VP, Health Services and Outcomes Research at Walgreens, where he was responsible for research and advanced analytical activities that centered on digital health, among other areas, Vice President of Enterprise Analytics at Health Care Service Corporation, leading teams that focused on advance analytics, pharmacy analytics, consumer analytics, government programs reporting, case mix adjusted provider performance measurement, medical management analytics, and value-based care analytics, among other positions. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration and MPA, Health Administration from Penn State University.